Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bye-bye Blanco!

I love white.  It's clean, it's modern...it's light and airy.  But too much of it is just plain boooooooring.

Enter this area of our home....


White
ceiling + white trim + white door + ginormous white barn door = bleh.  Okay, maybe “bleh” is a little harsh.  Let’s use sterile instead. ;)

So with a little paint and a little effort, our front door went from boring white...


...to a fun, icy blue!


Of course the addition of an old mirror and a couple new frames also helped to spruce up the space a bit.  Sometimes I am still amazed at how a splash of color and a couple accessories can make a space feel more and more like home.

Yay for crossing more things off the "to-do" list...no matter how small they may be!! :)

27 comments:

  1. I LOVE that barn door like seriously I want it :) and I really like the new color of your door.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's one of my favorite things in our house! :)

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  2. I love the pop of blue! Is is the same color as the buffet right there? Your barn door is so kick a**. I want one!

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    1. Thanks! It's actually a different color, but they look pretty similar. Which of course drove me crazy at first, but not as much anymore. I have been brainstorming other colors to paint the buffet though hehe.

      Thank you! I highly recommend installing one...I'm obsessed with ours. It's one of my favorite things in our home! :)

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  3. Love that color! It looks awesome.

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  4. LOVE the mint! It makes the whole space look so fresh. Did you paint the outside too?

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    1. Thanks so much, Justine! I actually painted the outside a dark teal-ish color a couple months ago.

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  5. It looks fantastic! It's a great way to add a fun punch of colour! I loooooove your barn door. Seriously need to get me one of those!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I love it too...it came out a million times better than I thought it would! Definitely get one! ;)

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  6. Bah! This is great! It's the perfect addition of some color to the space.

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  7. That barn door is so amazing! And I love the blue too. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

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  8. Love it! I'll be painting our front door eventually and now you have me wondering if I should do the inside too...

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    1. Definitely, go for it! It makes a nice statement for the entryway! :)

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  9. I tired to comment on this the other day, and my computer froze on me =( Anyway, was gonna say it looks great! I love all the pops of blue/aqua in your home.

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  10. Love the new door color! It absolutely breaks up the " sterile-ness". Great choice!

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  11. WOW! Mint! Yes, this is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by...I'm heading to your blog right now! :)

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  12. What brand/color did you use for the front door. This is practically the exact color I've been looking for, but I've not been able to find it. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Cayla! It's Behr's Teal Ice...I hope that helps! :)

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