Polyvore and I are fighting - don't know why, but we are! I held tight all day yesterday hoping it would sort itself out (you know that "I'll give you some time to realize you are wrong" approach) but still no luck. So my pretty Front Door Decor polyvore shall not be - we are now well into Saturday and I'm officially cheating on polyvore-- with Pinterest of course!
I have talked quite a bit about my front door-- the color of pea soup, with the nails sticking out around it that have been there since our Christmas garland was taken down. I literally have had nothing at the front door since then. I threw a peacock feather wreath on it and called it a day. I had been contemplating painting it for quite some time and finally got around to it! Yay! So here is my new front door. I wish i had a before to show you - but you know me and admitting to ugly parts of the house....lol. Best to just show the pretty "after" shots. ha!
I painted the door black, (there is one spot on there that I cannot seem to get to gloss for some reason-- I have NO idea why. Can you see it? I hate to point out the ugly but not sure what to do about it. I have already painting another coat on it...might have to try one more coat.) added a chevron stripe curtain and a really simple sisal rug - I'm thinking about stenciling an "h" on the rug. I decorated with an organic looking tall wooden vase with a fern and a modern piece of pottery (that is really meant for inside) and then a few pumpkins. It was a really simple and quick makeover. Painting the door was not as bad as I though it was going to be....the only issue I had was closing the door for the night after three coats of semi gloss paint, which I knew was not 110% dry. I didn't want the edges to peel off as the door closed onto the seal...I surprised myself with an idea-- put Vaseline on the seal of the door jam so the door would not stick. It worked perfectly! I just wiped the Vaseline off the following day and let the paint completely cure. I love it!