• Hallway Door Makeover

    “All you need to paint is a few tools,
    a little instruction,
    and a vision in your mind.”
    -Bob Ross


    I’ve got the tools, and the vision in my mind, so today, I thought it would be fun to ask for a little instruction! :-D

    Remember that inspiration photo I put together in Photoshop a few weeks ago?

    Stairwell Idea 8

    Well, my friend Lucy texted me this picture while she and Garlan were digging through stacks of old doors at Southern Accents recently…

    Old Door

    It was exactly the right size for the doorway opening in our hallway, but it didn’t have any glass in it so I texted her back and asked if they could fill the opening with some of that “glass with the wire inside of it“. I wasn’t really even sure if you could get it anymore, so I was super pumped when Lucy wrote back and said, “Yes!“. :-D

    A few weeks later, Kevin picked up the door, and here’s a photo of how it looked the day he brought it home:

    Salvaged Old Door | Wire In Glass

    Old Office Door | Wire In Glass

    My friend, Leen the Graphics Queen, is making us some vinyl wording to use in the center of the window, and we also added a mail slot (from Etsy) to personalize it a little more, too:

    Mail Slot | Old Door

    It was originally bright brass, but I wanted it to match the doorknob, so I sprayed it with some (Rust-o-leum) oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. I inherited my Mom’s “card & note-leaving gene”, and I am reeeeeeally looking forward to surprising Kevin and Sweet P with lots of love letters through that slot in the years to come. :-)

    As for the rest of the door, I’m painting it this week, and we’ve got three sample colors to choose from: Mount Saint Anne (BM), Dutch Tile Blue (SW), and Colorado Gray (BM):

    Mount Saint Anne | Colorado Gray | Dutch Tile Blue

    Colorado Gray | Dutch Tile Blue | Mount Saint Anne | Blue Gray Paint Colors

    So what do you think? Mount Saint Anne, Dutch Tile Blue, or Colorado Gray? Click the dot that corresponds to your choice and I’ll fire up my paintbrush with the winner tomorrow! :-D

    Which color should we paint our hallway door?

    • Mount Saint Anne (40%, 1,199 Votes)
    • Dutch Tile Blue (38%, 1,127 Votes)
    • Colorado Gray (22%, 678 Votes)

    Total Voters: 3,002

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    PS- Since this is a hallway door, we only close it at night. After it’s all painted, we’re going to mount a couple of tension rods on back side of it so we can put some curtains up to create a little extra privacy. I thought about just frosting the back side of the glass, but Kevin’s a curtain man, and I do think it’ll be nice to have a layer of softness back there, too. :-)

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