Monday, May 23, 2011

Pop of color

I don't love the color on my house's exterior. It's a medium gray. With black trim. And an orange roof. We've lived here for 7 years, so sometime in the next 5 years we will probably paint the exterior.
I'd prefer a warmer gray, something like one of these:
In the meantime, I believe in being as happy as I can with my surroundings, as they are, so I decided to brighten up the front door. Please don't mention the hideous mailbox and light fixture. They are evil. They are brassy. They will be destroyed, er, repainted.

I got an urn at a garage sale a couple of years ago and never really found a good place for it inside the house, what with kids and cats and dinosaurs all over the place. But I wondered if it could find a home right outside our door.

The color was very blah, though, so I decided to paint it a happy, sunny yellow:And I love it!!! The color is Bauhaus Gold by Krylon, it is a rich and saturated golden yellow, and I love both the contrast between the warm yellow and the gray and black, and the fact that it pops against the wood door.

That's how our front door is looking these days, bright and cheerful and ready for summer!


DIYbyDesign said...

Love the gold. It makes a nice statement. Thanks for dropping by and following. I love keeping up with your blog.

Lauren said...

I love the urn, it looks beautiful! I found an old, ugly urn in our garage and painted it turquoise. I'm quickly becoming addicted to spray paint!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I like the urn too. I need to get more creative with my entryway. It is very blah.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much, good job Sis.