Tag Archives: Red

My New Red Door

You may recall from a post a couple months ago that I was renewing my New Year’s Resolutions.  One of my resolutions was to paint our front door.  I love the look of red doors and have red Adirondack chairs on the front porch, so I decided on red.

Mr. spark! and I went to Benjamin Moore and the helpful paint man recommended outdoor paint in Heritage Red ($20).  No primer necessary.

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Then we headed over to Lowes and chose affordable ($137), yet updated and simple, brushed nickel hardware to replaced the very worn brass hardware that had been on the door for 20+ years.

Mr. spark! took the door off the hinges, removed the hardware, gave it a rough sanding, taped the sides, and got painting.  It took three coats to cover the black paint.

Total cost = $157.00.

Check out the before:

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Druuuuuum Rooooooooll.  THE BIG REVEAL.  The after!

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And a side by side:

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So, what do you think????

I am so happy with the way it turned out!  Next steps: 1) decorate for Fall & Halloween, and 2) replace brass light fixtures & doorbell.  Stay tuned!

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White and Red and Blue All Over

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Lately, I have been loving cool blue paired with a little bit of intense red and soothing white. 

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See what I mean?  Isn’t the combination fabulous?

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I love the vintage feel of the room above, and the contrast of the stacked pillows.

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The combination of the red panels with the gorgeous oversized blue silk sofa is unexpectedly kind of amazing.

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The color pairing looks great in a nursery or playroom, especially if you don’t know the gender of the baby. {How cute is that little mushroom stool??}

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This is a girl’s bedroom.  I love the feminity without the use of the traditional pastelly pink, purple and yellow. 

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Another lovely pairing of intense red panels with soft, soothing blue furniture and white accents.  Divine.

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And here, I love the pop of color that the red in the quilt provides without “permanently” committing to the red and blue palette. 

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This is a really fun reading nook or guest room, don’t you think?  I love the Missoni-looking pillows too! 

What do you think of this colorful odd couple?   

[Images Courtesy of: 1. Decor Pad, 2. Porter Design Company, 3. Country Living, 4. Apartment Therapy, 5. Country Living, 6. Bedzine, 7. The Lennoxx, 8. Sixth Street Design School, 9. Design Diary]

Seeing Red

(Even though it seems ever-so-slightly narcissistic, all my fave blogs are doing it, soooooo here goes.)

September’s issue of House Beautiful had a fun Color Personality Quiz.  Here are my results….

1. What is the first color you see in the morning?  My light khaki bedroom walls.

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[Image from Crate and Barrel]

2. What are the color of your eyes?  Just brown.

3. What color do you wear the most?  Probably black.

4. What color do you never wear?  Kelly green.

5. What color do you wear when feeling sexy?  Red.

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[Image from E!online]

6. What color gets you the most compliments?  Red.

7. What color is your lipstick?  Prescriptives Blue Rose.

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8. What color was your living room growing up?  Textured terracotta.

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9. What color was your bedroom growing up?  Lavender.

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[Image courtesy of Hooked on Houses]

10. What color are your sheets?  White only.

11. What was your favorite crayon as a child?   Periwinkle.

12. What color is your car?   Silver.

13. What color was your prom dress?  Black.

14. What is your favorite gemstone?  Rubies.

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15. What is your favorite flower?  Dahlia.

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16. What color makes you happiest?  Orange.

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[Image from JPG]

17. What color depresses you?  Mauve.

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18. What color calms you?  White.

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[Image courtesy of Cococozy]

19. What color makes you grind your teeth?  Anything neon.

20. What color would you like to try, but are scared to?  Really dark navy walls with all white furniture.

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[Image courtesy of Laura Casey Interiors]

House Beautiful says, We’re pretty confident you’ll find the answer after taking our quiz.”

So, what is my color personality??  RED?? With a little bit of khaki, white, orange, black, silver, lavender and navy thrown in there to balance me out?   Thanks for indulging me!  😉