Friday, August 19, 2011

come to my back door...

Everyone comes to our back door
It's just  convenient
Not sayin' that we don't have a great entry/front door
'cause we do
I'll show you that soon
when we finish 
painting 
and
 working
on the front porch
(it's on the growing to-do list)
but I can cross off
painting the back door


Here it is


a few of you guessed the color correctly
lucky?
 or 
were you peeking at my pinterest?


I took one of my furniture colors
painted, glazed, and clear-coated.










I changed out the door knob/plate
When digging through my box of goodies
I had these 2 choices
you can see which one I picked


I can't believe my painter MR.
let me have the one with sloppy paint
but he did


I am lovin' my fresh new look









65 comments:

kerrie of sea cottage said...

beautiful.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's a gorgeous color! The back door is a great place for everyone to enter...and your door is very welcoming!~Hugs, Patti

A Southern Rose said...

I love your freshly painted backdoor. Love the color and I love the hardware. Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by with your sweet words about our wedding. Made me smile.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's bee-yuo-tee-full! i'm pinning!! ;)

stefanie said...

oh,,,,,it is sooooo perfect!!!!

marga said...

It looks so beautiful Rene.....love it!
Have a great weekend, xxx Marga

Ido said...

I love the look of that door, great Job! I would love to have a door handle like that, is beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!
XXX Ido

Shine said...

Oh Miss Gracie...I LOVE your door!!! You have an amazing eye....so blessed to be able to "see" how things might look before you do them:)Blessings~~Shine

Leann said...

Perfect - nuff said!

Leann

podso said...

Love it! It's graceful!

Angela said...

Okay Lady, I came to your beautiful back door, knocked and you didn't let me inside(giggle). I love the painting technique you did on the door. The color is wonderful. So fresh and welcoming. Maybe I can take a glimpse inside next time?? Have a great weekend.
Angela

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Love that door! The color, the distressing, the knob!!! Just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very pretty. I like the colored door against the white...

Becky C said...

What a gorgeous color! Love how it stands out against the white. Great choice. Looks amazing on your newly painted farmhouse :)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

If you suddenly discover your back door missing, I believe you have my address somewhere! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I would stand back there and stare at it if I were you!

Have a great weekend,
Judy

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tammy said...

I so love the change!! Fabulous color!! How wonderful it must be to walk through that back door!
Tammy:)

Cathy said...

Love it....Beautiful color! Hugs...Cathy aka GGJ

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I adore your back door!! Love the color! I also love your profile picture! It reveals depth between you. Anyhoo, found you via Common Ground. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

Fairfield House said...

Rene,

Your door looks fabulous! The color against the white adds contrast and really pops. The hardware you chose is beautifully detailed. (Have I mentioned how much I adore your home?)

Deborah

Amy Kinser said...

That door color is amazing! Love your backdoor entrance.

Anonymous said...

Rene!!! I LOVE, love, LOVE your back door!!! It is simply beautiful
and I like the shabby look of the wood and your door-knob!! The color
is awesome......I think it will be a star in any season!
The big watering can with flowers is wonderful!!! The entrance looks so inviting....I can't wait to see your front door.....your whole house for that matter......
I enjoy your blog so much, and reading about your family, seeing pictures of them, and all your activities.....you have a follower in me for sure!!!
Happy weekend.....Francy

Alaina said...

I love the new color and the door knob.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Painting your door that pretty color made such a difference. It looks so welcoming that guests might never use the front door. Good job! Have a great weekend. Shannon

Pamela Gordon said...

I LOVE your new back door colour! It's really gorgeous as is the wonderful door knob plate. The colour is just perfect for your farmhouse look.

cindy the cottage chick said...

Absolutely lovely....I wish I could see your beautiful farmhouse in person. And meet your lovely self, in person, of course :) I think we'd have much in common!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT looking door! I LOVE the color..and if the paint on the knob bothers the old boy too much there is always OOPS to remove it...works like a charm! xo Diana

Beverly said...

Rene....it looks beautiful. I would have to come to that back door, also...it's so very inviting!

Pamela Gordon said...

Rene, the depression glass dishes are Aqua! Not green or blue. They are like the aqua canning jars. They look gorgeous stacked together or on a white background. Thanks for visiting. Pamela

Lovey said...

Beautiful! Can I come over?...Smiles

Stuff and Nonsense said...

amazing how simple changes make a big impact...adore the new door with that pop of color...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!

alison

Sandi said...

Your door looks just lovely Rene, but then I think it did before too! Same thing here. Our front house entrance is at my front porch, but everyone comes to the back door too (incuding us)!
Have a lovely weekend!
Blessings~

time worn interiors said...

I love the new color on the back door! Would love to paint my front door red, but I think it would drive me crazy when I have it opened into the living room. Great job!
tot

kpaints said...

Just perfect, subtle but perfection. Love the burgundy touches, too. It looks fab and I love the door knob...can't believe your hubby went for the painted one, either. Looks great.

Leah C said...

Oh I love it, love it, love it!! Beautiful back door:)

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE that color Rene! I actually picked up a pint of a similar color for my front door a few falls ago. I vow to do it this fall and would love to know your steps. This really has inspired me, thanks!

Carole said...

Fantastic color. I have such a hard time picking blues and greens. The glazing really makes it look old.

x
C

Ranger 911 said...

I just found your beautiful blog and I am a new follower.

Confession: I saw Michael Buble in concert last year. "Home" gets me every time! I have it on my playlist, too.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

It looks great, Rene. The color is so soothing and peaceful. Love it.

Barb ♥

Kris said...

Truly Scrumptious.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your "new" door it's so pretty, the color is gorgeous!!!
I ran accross your blog....somewhere, can't remember but it's beautiful!
Take care
Kristin

skye said...

Your new door color is absolutely perfect! Sooooo inviting!

janet said...

The color is amazing..I love the new look it gives the back porch and the door plate is beautiful..
Janet

Diane said...

Your back door is so pretty Rene. It's such an inviting and pretty place. Now I'm inspired to finish my little back porch. It's also where everybody enters. Diane

glenda... said...

Beautiful door, as always...you have a wonderful eye for color.
Care to share what color that is.
I'm loving that turquoise door.
Hugs, glenda

Linda said...

Beautiful, Rene...so much character...I just love it!

Bohemian said...

It turned out lovely and I'm adoring your door's Hardware!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Oh I just LOVE it! Great color! I would've chosen that backplate too. ;).
I'm still trying to get on the Pinterest bandwagon. I keep requesting an invite but I guess they don't think I'm cool enough to join. I'll have to go on and see if I can find you.
Happy Sunday!
Missy

bigeyedchick said...

LOVE your door! How do you get that brownish, "dirty" effect? I wanted to do that on a wall of bead board, but my painter didn't know how!

Your house is beautiful; thanks for sharing!

Laurel in MN :)

jAne said...

love the door treatment.
back door friends are best
and i'd be honored to enter
your home through this
lovely door. :o)

Faye said...

Oh it's a perfect back door and I like both the old and the new colors! That's mainly all we use too...the back door but mine does not look anything like yours!
Faye

FredaB said...

Rene the color is very pretty and I like all your back door decorations. No wonder they come to the back door. I liked the picture frame with the flower pot/jar in it.

Hugs

FredaB

Cottage 1945 said...

I love your new backdoor look. Fabulous!

Gwendolyn said...

Your back door is gorgeous in green. Looks very inviting.
Blessings~

Passionate for White said...

I love the new color - it makes your other decor items pop!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the back door's new look!!
And I adore the door knob too!
Love,
Debbie

Ayana said...

What a great before and after! That's a amazing color! Thanks for sharing!

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Very pretty! So welcoming!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a difference that gorgeous paint makes, I love it!! thanks for linking up with VIF!!xoxo

Lori said...

I got it right, right?? The color I mean...I guessed the right color. I didn't know you had a Pinterest Account, but now that I do I'll be a follower. The house is looking soooo beautiful, keep enjoying the journey.

peace

Susan S. said...

Hey there....I just "found" you on the Farmhouse "Linky". I LOVE your door....the color, the style, the window, the hardware....EVERYTHING! I've added myself as your newest follower. Hope you pop in and see me sometime! :)

Pearl said...

This bedroom is so beautiful! and the white house with the green door was an awesome choice. Don't work to hard.

Sherry said...

Rene,
I LOVE your backdoor!! What a great color and it is perfect on your house. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Liz said...

So darn warm and welcoming! :)
Love it!

~Liz

Mimi said...

Love that back door color and the knob set is absolutely beautiful! First time visitor to your blog. It;s a beauty!