renovations

what color to paint my door?

Being a designer is a funny thing sometimes.  Like I can help others with their homes all day long, but when it comes to my own home, forget it. I look at endless options and so the project just kind of lingers out there forever.  I’ve heard this before and it’s painfully accurate: I’m my own worst client.

Okay, so the backstory:  I’ve been thinking about painting my back door an accent color for about the last year. Well I’m finally going to do it, but need to make a decision on the color.

Here’s some of my favorite inspiration pics:

 

Painted Door - Claire Zinnecker - Farrow & Ball Light Blue

 

Chelsea Fullerton's Yellow Door - Home Tour on the EveryGirl

 

Jenny Piazza's Front Door - Country Living

 

Door in Essaouira Morocco - by Maryam Montague

Sources:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4

From the white bungalow to the Moroccan entry, clearly I’m drawn to soft and playful colors.   Which one is your favorite??

PS> My exterior is like a taupe color now. We’re looking to paint the exterior soon as well, possibly to a richer warm gray.

 

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got some big news for y’all…

As I said back in January, we were looking at homes and talking to lenders in search of our first home.  I can now announce to you that…

WE’RE BUYING OUR FIRST HOME!

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I didn’t want to say anything until we were 100% sure, but with the all the negotiations, inspection, appraisal, and loan approval process behind us, it’s looking like it’s going to happen!  We actually close tomorrow!! Eeeee I can’t believe it!  So soon – but so exciting!  Guess we’ll be calling Texas home for a while. 😉

It’s a 1950’s ranch style home on a 1/2 acre lot, close to our little downtown & a park.   It’s little over a mile away from where we rent now, perched up on the lovely neighborhood known as “the hill”.  Since it’s an older home, it’s definitely going to need some love.   We won’t move in until April or May so we got some time to plan out what renovations we want to do and move things in slowly.  Our first big project? Ripping out the existing floors and putting in hardwood.  And of course you’ll get to see the updates right here on the blog :).

So happy and thankful for this major milestone in our lives!!