|September 27, 2012||Posted by mamasdance under The Cottage, Uncategorized|
I am sitting in the kitchen, water colors strewn across the table, and new Mumford and Sons playing in the background (get it.) with a little hammering out the door to compliment it. We are 4 days into construction of our addition, and I may need someone to pinch me! The foundation is poured, and they are working on waterproofing and weeping tile. yay! You might have followed along on IG, but here are a few shots just in case!
Our backyard is a bit of a scary mess- but the boys are sure loving those dirt piles! Oye! I am accepting that my floors will be dirty no matter what I do… hopefully just for a bit.
As exciting as our addition is (!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!) This post is not actually about that. It is about our new front door! Well, our soon to be front door. We really needed a new door, because the existing one is just going to offer nothing for winter warmth… So, of course, I really wanted a craftsman style door… or similar, with a window. I did not want to get a steel door. While we did have one on our old house, it was a side entry, and a 1980′s style home… it was a big improvement from the previous door, and it was free. A win all around. For this house though, I wanted something that would speak to passers by of the charming little cottage that is our home! (at least in my imagination!) So, I wanted something that was old, or looked old. But, despite my wants, they didn’t match up with my budget- a basic unfinished Craftsman stlye Fibreglass door came in at $800…. ouch. So, I decided I would frequent habitat, lumber discard doors, and kijiji. But, I wasn’t having any luck.
And then, my good friend told me about a special at a certain big box hardware store… for $199! And So, I went with knots in my tummy, and was met with utter joy when it was just what I was looking for- for a great price! Fibreglass, ready to be painted with a sweet little window. So now, the dilemma.
I don’t know what color to paint it! I want to do our house in blue siding, white trim. Our back screen door, which is not visible from the front, is yellow. Which I like.
Originally I though green… and then I was thinking yellow? And then I though maybe black… or grey? I really don’t know! Here are a few options from my board on Pinterest- Which one do you like?
Many options! The last one almost makes me want to do our house in grey… because that blue would never work with blue… almost.
So, what are your thoughts? Which one do you like best? Help!