Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Than Meets The Eye.

One of my weekend to-do's to prep for the hubby's family visit on Sunday was getting our barn door painted.  I meant to do this the week it was installed, but clearly that did not happen.  This weekend was a different story though...I was a woman determined.  The minute I got home from work on Friday, I threw my paint clothes on and got down to business. 

After a little paint and primer-in-one {the same we used on our trim and cabinets}, our door went from this....


...to this!


 

I know...I know... you are probably thinking that I wasted my time painting it because it looks EXACTLY the same, but I promise you...in real life, the barn door looks much more bright and clean...and well, finished!

Plus, it feels so good to cross another thing off my to-do list. :)

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  1. Congrats on crossing of another "to-do"! Door painting tops my list of most hated house projects!

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  2. It looks shinier!

    Crossing things off the old to-do list always feels great.

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    1. Oh yea...it's the best feeling! {Especially when your list is a mile long haha.}

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  3. I can't really tell, BUT I want to repaint all of our white ceilings, white. You probably wont be able to notice that much though! ;)

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    1. Yea, it's nothing you can notice in the pictures, but it made all the difference to me. And so I totally understand you wanting to paint all your ceilings over. We painted all the ceilings {or should I say my 6'4 father did} when we moved in. It was part of freshening this place up! :)

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  4. Yeah....fresh paint makes a difference. I thought for sure you would paint it the same color as inside your kitchen cabinets. I love this bold yellow one:

    http://www.housetweaking.com/2011/02/10/diy-sliding-barn-door-part-i/

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    1. I actually wanted to keep it neutral since I knew I was painting all my furniture pieces an aqua-ish color. I love the crisp, clean feeling of the white door. I'll be adding more color with art, lamps, etc. as I get around to finishing up the room with some more decor. :)

      Ahhhhh, I love Dana's yellow barn door! That was such an awesome piece! I can't wait to see what she does in "The Underdog"!

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    2. Great idea! Yup....I am on pins and needles to see any progress on the underdog myself. You guys both have great style and I found you both on YHL too.

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  5. I soooooooo love your house! You've got great taste. I noticed how cool your light fixture is @ the entryway. Where did you find it? It's exactly what I've been looking for.

    Rebecca

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    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca! I got it from Lowe's actually.

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  6. Love, love, love, love, love. I love that barn door. Love it. Love.

    Love.

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    1. Thank you, Amy!! I love, love, love, love, love that you love it! Hehe.

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  7. Beautiful. Maybe it's wishful thinking but I feel like I can see a slight difference. It's a bit brighter. Your house is looking great!

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    1. I'm okay with wishful thinking haha. Thank you, Diana!!

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  8. That is a REALLY, REALLY unique concept- using that Barn Door! I have never seen anything like it!! Be careful though.....Diane's gonna think there is a Horse stall inside inside and accidentally fall down the cellar stairs!!! Great Job Guys!!!

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  9. Hey Gabbi! Is this wall color the Gentle Rain? I love this color-- it definitely looks like a true gray. And I'm having total barn door envy over here! It's gorgeous! Thanks, girl!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Hi Abby! Yup, that's Gentle Rain on the walls!! :) Thanks so much! Xo!

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