Sunday, September 14, 2008

Welcome Black and Award...

I've been wanting to paint my front door another color. Blue is not in my color palette. In fact, there is nothing in my house that's blue. It's not that I don't like blue, it's just not a color I'm attracted to.

A few weeks ago I saw a post on Marie at Watch The Wind Go By blog. She had a picture of her door and I knew instantly what color my door was going to be.


I also needed some greenery to soften the entryway. So I grabbed some of my old pots in the garage and painted them.



I placed these risers under the pots so I don't get those darn brown rings from the water.


And viola! What do you think?


I think it really makes my wreath pop...as in stand out.

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One of my favorite blog friends, Sheila at Life at Number 17 has given me an award.
It's such an honor to receive an award from Sheila. She is my daily dose of laughter. Whenever she doesn't post for awhile, I get antsy. (no pressure Sheila)

I'm not sure the meaning of the award. I'm assuming it says "this blog rocks" or "best blog in the whole wide world" or "blog goddess". Anyone of those will do. ;-)

53 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Brandee,
Your front door looks great! I like it much better than the blue.

The pots painted really set the whole thing off.

Diane

Darlene said...

WOW Brandee,

The door looks FABULOUS!!! The whole thing is PERFECT....the pots, the greenery and esp. the door with the wreath!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Laura said...

Your door looks great! You are a 'blog goddess' in my book!

Hopefully the carpet will dry nicely, luckily there is not padding underneath.

Laura :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness-I love it! What a big difference.
We got tired of our white door and painted it red...Everytime we drive down our street, I look at my red door & it makes me smile.
After we painted ours red 3 others in the neighborhood painted their doors red~ Too funny! So be watching your neighbors door colors change soon! :)
Robin

aunties said...

Brandee,
Your door looks incredible and so inviting. I love your wreath. What are the florals around the center, I couldn't tell.
Adding the beatiful pots really made it a big difference. Black is a perfect choice!
Congrats on the reward.

linda said...

Beautiful!!

We got new front doors last year and I had them painted black also. I love the look.

Connie said...

Brandee,
Arizona was great! Your door and entryway look fabulous and so rich. Love it! Connie

Rae said...

Your entryway looks FABULOUS! I was just thinking of you yesterday and thought I should send you an e-mail letting you know how much I've missed you! Congratulations on another well deserved award!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love your door and pots. It looks great!!!

My home - My life said...

Your entry looks amazing - really love it. Mine is so "blah" so your transformation makes me want to get to work on it!

Shannon said...

Welcome back! Your front door looks awesome! What a great transformation! Congrats on your award!

duchess said...

It's beautiful.
The pots turned out great & you're right, the wreath does pop now.

Melissa said...

I love black doors. Your wreath looks great!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love your door and urns sets the whole thing off.

Lisa Ann said...

Great job on the door and planters.

Nikki said...

Wonderful transformation! The black is perfect.

Carrie said...

Your door looks great love the pots! Congrats on the award!

Susie Harris said...

That wreath does pop with that black door! I too have a black door and It's in need of a little fall fashion. Thanks for putting me back in the mood. Now I need to get busy and make my door half as pretty as yours, smile~

sheila from life @ #17 said...

well, your door looked nice enough before but now it really just Looks Stellar!

and love the black pots...

makes me want to get my spray paint & get busy painting something...

...what to paint...hmmmmmm...

LOL :)

Marie said...

Your door looks so good I'll forgive you for calling me MariA. ha ha The pots look so good by your door! Your wreath is beautiful too!

AJ said...

I am with you on the color blue. I don't dislike it but it is not me. Don't think I own one thing that is blue! Love how the front door turned out. The black looks nice and that wreath is gorgeous!!!

AJ said...

I'm back! Hope you read this! Question: You don't think painting the shelf black would just make it stick out all the more? Oh, and the sign is from Hobby Lobby. You know, it sat propped on top for who knows how long because I was waiting for hubby to put picture hangers on the back and hang it for me. Well one day recently he decided to surprise me and hang it without my help. I didn't have the heart to tell him I wouldn't have hung it so high. Oh well:) I'll take what I can get!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Your front door and pots of greenery look fantastic! The wreath is pretty, too! Congrats on the award! :) ~Rhonda

Nicole said...

Your door looks wonderful, I love it. Now I really want to paint mine black, but I have a screen door, do you paint it black too? I did get a lot of my decorations from the dollor store, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you about that.

Tracey said...

The front door and entry way look so classy and inviting :)
Congratulations on your award!!

Tracey said...

The front door and entry way look so classy and inviting :)
Congratulations on your award!!

momof3azkids said...

Now you know I love blue, however you can never go wrong with black. I think it turned out great. BTW, if my upstairs was worth showing, you'd already have seen it. Maybe after the kids' bedrooms' revamp....

Michele said...

I love your wreath! It is so pretty. Did you make it?

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that looks SPECTACULAR! I too have a black door and I love it. All of my wreaths looks pretty on it....well not as pretty as yours...but still nice!

Linda said...

Your front door looks great. Now of course I am thinking I should paint my front door black. :)
Love the inspiration you give.
Blessings,
Linda
congrats on the award.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I'm glad I stopped by today. Incredible. The BEFORE and AFTER photos, what a dfference a few changes make. You have incredible good taste in my opinion. Yeah, I agree with the award. You're blog rocks.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Your comment on my blog really made me laugh out loud! So cute!
You guys are really inspiring me to get busy and decorate for fall.

By the way, My Mom and I were talking about your beautiful door this morning on the phone...She was just going on and on about your blog-She loves it and so do I~!

cindy said...

Oh for sure the award says "Blog Goddess"...lol. Your door looks fantastic! The whole 'set-up' is great!...take care, Cindy .....
p.s....looked at fringe yesterday to put on the bottom of the lamps...they didnt have much of a selection..(Walmart)..its the only place around here that carries stuff like that.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

New here. Love your blog. I am adding you to my "nice and homeeeeeee" blog roll;)

Caren said...

It looks really nice and I especially love those pots now that they're painted!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

That looks really great! I love that wreath & great job spray paintin those pots.
Take Care, DebraK

Carrie said...

Hey girl go visit my blog left you a little something over there!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Brandee, Love your new black door! That looks great. I have a black frontdoor too & it is good for putting up a wreath. And those urns really set it off SO well.

YEP, I got a little inspired to do Fall in my foyer & a frontdoor display too...but that's ALL! I don't go all out ever for fall, but Christmas...look out!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow this looks amazing. What a transformation, love the door, the planters, the wreath! It all ties in beautifully.
Blessings
Debbie

Chris said...

I've got problems. I SWEAR I posted on this, but I guess not. I LOVE the pots on the front porch! It looks spectacular!

Kelli said...

Your front door is stunning...wow! I love the makeover you gave everything!
~Kelli

new every morning said...

Fab-u-lous!!!

What a beautiful change!

Hooked on Houses said...

What a great makeover, Brandee! I didn't think there was anything wrong with the blue, but the black is stunning, especially with the wreath and the pots on either side. My door is dark green and I'm tempted to paint it black now! -Julia

Sandy Toes said...

I love black doors...(shh..I have one too)..it can be so elegant and down right "country" too! I love the wreath!
-Sandy Toes

Connie said...

The door looks way better. You know I'm a fan for black doors. Interior black doors YUM! I'm lovin' the urns. No one out there makes them in black, great idea.

Thanks for your opinion on the logo and font. It definately counts. My mind is just about to shut down on me. So I need everyone as a sounding board.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am losin it...I thought I had replied to this....Love your door and wreath. I thought about black at one time but went with red. You got style girl.cherry

Kathy said...

Your front door and the planters look fabulous!
Kathy

Ms. Tee said...

Your front door makeover is great - the pots and wreath make it so pretty, too.

Reynie said...

Love how nice it turned out. Very classy fall!

da Bergs said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the BLACK door!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that looks so NICE. Your wreath sure does pop ..

Kathy :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your new door! It is so pretty!

Girly Stuff said...

Your front door looks great! I am glad to know about the lifts for the plant containers!

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