So how was your holiday weekend? We enjoyed a pretty big dose of doing NOTHING but hanging out, swimming, watching movies, and playing games. Just what we all needed.
Before I show you my fun surprise for the day, I wanted to give a HUGE Thank You! to Carmel of Our Fifth House. She used her post on Friday to showcase my new black doors. You know they had been on my list of things to do for over a year, but seeing Carmel's completed black sliding doors gave me the push I needed to finish mine! I showed you her living room a few weeks ago, I just love her fearless use of bold color and mix of interesting accessories. If you're not familiar with her blog, visit her here. Just make sure you're ready to sit and stay for a while, you're going to love what you see!
When I painted my interior doors black recently, I couldn't resist having a bit of fun with the most used door in our home, the back door that leads to the garage.
This had been one of my doors that I test painted black last year, so when I decided that it was going green I thought it would be fun to leave the trim detail black.
I color matched to Rustoleum's Meadow Green spray paint. It's very very close to the color I used on the hallway mirrors, just a tad deeper green.
My set of antlers got their own special spot above the door:
Here's a few shots of the other side of the hall, the kid's chalkboard and a mirror left over from the wall of mirrors:
and chalk and eraser holder:
You can see that I just screwed a cup hook into the corner of the frame and hung a little bucket from Hobby Lobby.
I think the kelly green is now out of my system!
By the way, I've had several questions about my main paint color, the tan that is on the walls and ceiling in all of our main living areas and kitchen. Sorry to say that I don't have a name for you. I mixed colors until I got what I liked. I've looked on some of my paint chips and Sherwin Williams #6107 Nomadic Desert and #6108 Latte are very close. It's sort of right in between those two, so either one would probably be a pretty close match.
Or, here's a photo of the formula if you're interested. *Note*: This formula is for a 5 GALLON bucket. It will need to be adjusted if you want 1 gallon.
So what do you think? Would you dare to paint a door an unconventional color?
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