Naked Door No More!

Well, it FINALLY happened folks! This blogger finally got off her blogging bootie and COMPLETED a project! * Enter Rocky theme song here*

Yep, that’s right, I finally completed a home improvement project! Are you ready to hear about what it was?? I know your itching to find out! Drum roll please….I painted my front door red!!

It’s not a big project, but darn it, it’s something, and it’s done! Often times, I will post during shots, the occasional before shot, but never have I posted a completely completed AFTER!!  Yup, this is the very first After photo to appear on The Yellow Casa. So, here she is:

I used Behr Cherry Tart, it took two coats on both sides. Yep, I painted the inside red too. It was slightly nerve racking, deciding whether to paint both sides red, but ultimately I’m glad I took the plunge.

Sorry about the dark photo, the lighting in my living room isn’t quite the same with the door is closed.  And I was just too exited to wait for the hardware to be put back in place, I had to take a photo! I’ll make another this evening with the hardware in place. That way you’ll get to see a final product from the inside!

As mentioned above, I used Behr’s Cherry Tart. It was a close race between Cherry Tart and Bijor(?) Red.

The winner is on the left and the not so lucky contestant is on the right. As you can see, the latter had more orange in it. Both colors are pretty, but the red tone works better with the “tone” of our casa. As always, I forgot to take a before picture, but from the picture above you can see that my door was naked wood. It didn’t have any type of finishing, so hopefully my Cherry Tart paint will help her have some modesty!!

And just for giggles, here is our security door:

I’ve considered removing this door for better curb appeal, but it does keep the bad people out, and it brings in a lot of light. Since my red door makes me so happy, maybe I will paint this door red too.

Or I could stop while I’m ahead and paint the town red instead! Ha, don’t you love rhymes!


April (the red door loving feign)