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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A LITTLE BACK DOOR FUN {& my paint color}

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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  1. Oh girl, you are so brave and have such a great eye for color!! That has got to be one of the most stylish back hallways! :)

  2. I love it! And you know what---it's paint---it always surprises me when people are so afraid of paint!

  3. I love it!! I have been toying with painting either our back door or the door to our garage a fun color. My problem is I can't decided what color, and those doors are in the living room and kitchen. But, after seeing yours I may just have to go for it! :)

  4. I am LOVING how you are infusing greens into your home. (My favorite color) Beautiful!

  5. LOVE it! I don't know how you think of some the way you framed the antlers. Everything looks so nice with the wall of mirrors, etc. The green is a beautiful color! And yes, I'd paint most anything ~ :) Adds color for me and is very inexpensive when changing one's mind, which I do often.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. The green door is FABULOUS and your paneled wall - girl you on a roll!!!!!

  7. I love how you are not afraid of color, Jennifer! The door and wall look fabulous with the kelly green!

  8. I love the overall look of the green frames and the coordinating door. Very cool a very clever!

    Small House/Big Sky Donna

  9. I love the green!! You bold thing, you! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from My Uncommon. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Ii love the green how pretty all grouped together!

  11. The green is so very pretty! And....I love reading about your ikea trip!!! Thanks for linking up.

  12. Thanks for sharing--the molding is fun. I'm obsessed with kelly green, too :)

  13. The green color looks so cool. It’s so relaxing to the eyes. Kudos on the paint job! It is good to repaint a door every few years or so. This would aid in prolonging its life service, since the protection the coated paint gives is being renewed.

    Keven Sumrell

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  15. Keven is spot on! Green does look cool. It’s also amazing how you managed to introduce green into the room without making it look funny and awkward – it is, in truth, quite the contrary. The mirrors and the color of the walls did contribute to the great effect too! :D Great work on the awesome paint job!

    - Marla Hinds

  16. It amazes me how you managed to meld the green into the room. The cool and fresh color of the green door and frames clearly complements the entirety of the hall. You have great lighting in the hall, and you had worked it out to bring out the colors of freshness and warmth. Great job!

    - Willene Fagen

  17. Hi, I love you home...all of it. I am seriously considering using you beautiful green in my home. I have to ask if you have tired of it or do you still love it? It is such a bold but beautiful color! Do you have the paint formula, that you matched with the Rustoleum green? Would you mind sharing the formula? I do not have the spray paint to match but will buy it if need be. Thank you so much.

    1. Nope, not tired of it yet! I think I have enough complementary colors mixed in that break up all of the green ,so it's still fine with me. Let me see if I can find that can for the formula, could you send me your email address so I can reply to you directly? Thanks!


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