Aug 9, 2011

Interim Front Door


We want this:
Hello fancy pants - Crestview Doors (the Fontenot)

But we have none of this:

After this:

So we're stuck with this:
Why, yes, that is aluminum with faux panelling and no, I haven't painted the trim around the windows, that's just yellowed vinyl.

After a year and a half of not changing a thing to certain rooms (ie El Pinko) and elements (ie front and back entryway tile, all exterior doors). And justifying their deplorable and embarrassing condition to everyone that comes to visit that these spaces/elements are 'next on the list', I've decided to adopt the art of the interim reno, otherwise known as a can of paint.

First on the list is the front door. Off to my second home, Benjamin Moore where I picked up 5 paint samples.

Painting samples for the door

I've narrowed it down to two and can't for the life of me, pick my favourite. Hubby has been really helpful with choices but, well, he almost broke up with me over paint samples early on in our relationship, so I'm hesitant to engage him in the paint selection process. Curious? Well, as a surprise he had rented a mustang for a day. We went cruising around town with the top down, had drinks at a bar down by the beach, then when we got back to our apartment, I brought out paint chips for the new place we were moving into. Paintchips = romance buzzkill. I think he left with the mustang and I was in the doghouse for days.

So.... Help. Please. I'm stuck. Here are the colours I picked out. The last two are the top contenders.
Benjamin Moore Venezuelan Sea 2054-30

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Spice AF-285

Benjamin Moore Casco Bay 2051-30

Pratt & Lambert Dutchess Choice 16-12

Benjamin Moore Cedar Green 2034-40

Here they are on the house:

This one is very MCM and goes well with the brushed nickel accents I will be adding to the entryway.

This one is more trendy but scared it will be too potent of a colour up close.

A million thank you's to anyone who can help me out.



Anonymous said...

Well, I always go for green - so that's my vote!


Heather said...

I'm digging the way the Dutchess Choice looks against the bricks, though the green looks great too. You have such good choice in colors--come to Portland help me pick out house colors?

Unknown said...

i like the orange-looking swatch on your grass--a nice contrast to the green plant. let us know what you pick!

Anonymous said...

venezuelan blue - Love Mom

Laura said...

Thanks for suggestions everyone. I ended up using the pistachio, which for whatever reason looks like I've painted my door with Frog tape. There will be a v. 2 arising this weekend.

H - I'd love to help you with some colours. There is a group of us here that are starting to develop a historic paint palette for Calgary from the 1900s to 1950/60s. Foreign test case?

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