Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick Reveal

Thank you all for your suggestions on my front door color. After looking at numerous swatches and going back and forth on dark grays and dark blues, I just decided to go with basic black. The issue I kept running into was not clashing with the taupey-greigey (I know those aren't real words) trim that is all over the house. Black goes with everything, right? Well, without further ado, here it is . . .
Ta da! The dogs look thrilled!

Just as a reminder, here's what it looked like before . . .
Better, right?

And, from the inside . . . 
I think I may like the inside view even better than the outside. I've got a few more tricks up my sleeve to make the black carry into the house. For one thing, I'm getting rid of that rinky dink newel post and when I get a new one, I'm painting it and the banister the same black. Also, you may remember I have plans to recover that chair. I will paint the legs black and my fabric choices are black and white. I already bought some fabric, but I found another I might like better. This is my fatal flaw - indecision. I'm like Hamlet.

I'm just glad I pulled the trigger on the door. I'm really liking the clean, crisp look. Hope you like it too. Happy Thursday!

21 comments:

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

i think it looks super! great choice on the black. i like how the black ties in with the wrought iron balcony above the door. i think it would look sharp if you painted your planters black. and maybe a new black door mat? it looks great. i see yellow flowers for spring! ;)

Ashley said...

Oh, Kathy, it looks wonderful! I'm smitten with your entryway...which means I'll fall head-over-heels when you execute the changes you've mentioned. Where did you score the chair?

Karena said...

Kathy what a great change, isn't it amazing what paint can do?!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Raina Cox said...

Looking so GREAT!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

nice!

Fran said...

Kathy, really like the black!! Your door looks great! We painted our front door black too and I love the color!!

Kim said...

Oh! It looks GREAT! So bright and crisp. Really pops now. Great choice!

Kathy said...

Stunning...I did the same thing to my door that is very much like yours and I love it...good choice

paula said...

looks gorgeous!

angela | the painted house said...

I'm going to start calling you SophistiKathy! Looks like it so belongs. :)

SHERRY HART said...

Looks great...indecision...must be going around :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Made a HUGE difference. Love the new look. You're back in black!!

Amy R. said...

I think you made an excellent decision. I do think the planters painted black would really look sharp. I even think the light and door mat should be black. Umm...I actually think if you painted all the trim around the door black it would look really good.

Have a great weekend!
Amy R.

CRICKET said...

As my 70 year old Mother said when she came for a visit and looked around, "paint it black, it makes it look richer."!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

It looks great! I already have a black front door but it's in dire need of a fresh coat. It's been on my to do list for about a year now (yikes!) Thanks for the inspiration to get it done. I think I know what my weekend project will be now.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Danika Herrick said...

Very nice! I love how the pets are in both before and afters.

Hooper Patterson said...

Love it! Nice update!!

quintessence said...

Looks GREAT!!! What a HUGE improvement. Looks so polished and crisp!

Simple Dwellings said...

The door looks amazing! And I love that you painted the inside black as well! great idea. And tying this same color into your home's decor is a perfect idea!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

I see a red door (or brown) and I want to paint it black...no colors anymore I want them to be black...

The Vintique Object said...

Yes, yes, and yes! It looks so fabulous. Just stunning!