Thursday, August 6, 2009

Front Door Makeover

Back in the 90's I had this whole country Victorian thing going on! This door was long overdue for an update. Once again I challenged myself to use stuff I had on hand, so this was a ZERO CASH project ~ my absolute favorite kind!



So the paint I'm going to use is a bit on the creamy color side, like a golden cream instead of white because that's what I had and it's interior paint but I'm not going to worry about it. This last paint job lasted entirely too long!





Printing out the numbers should have been a lot easier but I ended up with this overlapping cut & taped mess, it worked. No transfer paper so I read in blogland how one lady made her own by scribbling across the back with a pencil, it WORKED!

I recycled my used painters tape *smiles*

This was really easy to do, I could have used a pencil to trace around but mistakenly thought I needed something more like a stylus to use and since I couldn't find mine I used the end of a round paint brush instead. A pencil would totally work.


Ok this is where it stopped being an easy project and suddenly became a pain in my you know what project. I am not Miz Susie Harris, I just can't do that kind of painting, paint a house? you bet. paint a room? sure. trim work without taping off? yeah no problem, but these numbers gave me a fit!


So no "I'm ready for my close up" shots, this is as close as I'm willing to show afterall this is supposed to be an improvement *smiles* It's not THAT bad but it's a tad wonky & I'm going to try to touch it up a bit more but I was anxious to show off.
Linked up to Kimba's DIY Day!


22 comments:

Darlene said...

Hey Kitty,

You have been quite a busy girl!!! I LOVE your newly painted and numbered door. You did a great job. I have been so lazy this summer that I haven't done ANY projects.

Autum said...

What a wonderful facelift you just gave your house! It looks great!!

Becky said...

Well I think it looks great. Much improved, which is the look you are going for. Well done!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think it looks GREAT! I want to do this too, but not sure T will *let* me. ;) Thanks for the visit!

Carly said...

Great job! This looks great!

Shelley said...

Well, I think your numbers look amazing. I also have some maroon and floral items lurking around from my love of all things Victorian. I'll keep the teacups I guess :)

Melissa said...

SUPER cute!!! I love the font you used!

p.s. I am a fellow 80s music nerd!!;-)

Britt said...

It looks beautiful! A definite improvement!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Very cute. I love the color of the door and the numbers look great.

Tea Rose Home said...

I love it! The color you chose for the door is so beautiful!

Grits414 said...

Love the door! You're more patient than I am. I am getting ready to repaint my door, but think I will get my numbers from an Etsy shop!
Thanks for stopping in.
And do you live in SC?

Kristi said...

It looks fantastic...beautiful colors and I adore the numbers!

Twice Remembered said...

Very nice! The door looks great in that color and the numbers are just icing on the cake! I know what you mean about painting in letters/numbers. I did a project like this on my fireplace and let's just say that my letters ended up being a little more "embellished" than I had planned, but hopefully no one will know what it was suppose to have looked like, lol!

Great job!

Kim

queenbee said...

You did a great job and the numbers look good to me.

Joy said...

The door makeover looks fantastic!

Tamara Jansen said...

That's a great idea to get your address on the door :)

Carrie said...

I love it! It's so cute!!!

Mom2anAngel~and~a miracle said...

I love this. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to more of your $0 projects!

The Bargainista said...

oh Kitty, I LOVE this!! I have been waiting to do it forever, but we are still trying to pick the perfect color for the front door!! :)

Aimee said...

I love the newly done door!

If you get a chance stop by my Blog and say hi!Have a great day,
Aimee

Olive Rue said...

Ahhh your door turned out lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

Bay said...

So crisp and clean now! Nice work. I did a Door Makeover for DIY Day too so I just had to come over and check yours out. Love it!