Front Door….Help Me!

I’m ashamed to show you this…..

“What are you showing us?” you say?

Ummmm…..

Here, a bit closer.

~Gulp~
Not close enough?

Alright, I will….. but raise your right hand. Place it on the screen. My hand is there too….

Repeat after me.

“I reader….. will not leave your blog, unsubscribe, unfollow, unlike or send you hate mail after I see this…..Amen.”

Ready?

Look at the bottom…..that’s nothing.

Don’t hate on me.

Be merciful.

 Do not DARE unsubscribe. WE took the Bloggy oath.

Now, here’s the deal as to why my front porch and door are DEE-SGU-STING!

Awhile back, a bb was shot into our front glass. Not by my children or they would be dead, just so you know…call DSS…I would tell them the same thing ; )

Nope…by a neighbor child. May he rest in peace. JUST TEASING. LOVE HIM. He is alive and well. Kids are kids…he was aiming for a flag in front of our door. He innocently could not understand how the bb went through the fabric of the flag and hit the door five feet away. Doofus.

Anywho……it took forever to get the one pane of glass replaced. The etched glass was not damaged. Just the clear glass. Then when we did have replaced…..it slid down in the door. Then…..the guys that did it went out of business…..IT WAS A NIGHTMARE.

The sun is brutal on this door. It was already looking awful when we were having to replace the glass but 8 months later after we finally found another company to finish the job….

And we look like trashy door people.

This is where I would like your help.

I would love color……but the inside of the door is fine and I hate to have color on the inside.

Side note: That is a bb gun. We frequently have these visitors….no lie.

(photos courtesy of neighbor) When this happens I am too busy running around the house screaming and trying to cram 22 bullets in a shotgun, while calling my dad on one phone, my husband on another, 911 on the fax…screaming for the children to hide…..and me with a loaded shotgun with a 22 shell can get a little crazy.

Therefore, Romeo only allows me to have a bb gun at the door to scare them away.

So, not cool.

But anyways…..

Today, a painter that we use on our houses, is coming to give us a quote. I am not sure I can afford it. At this point I am looking at just re-staining it all.

But my question……..Can you see it painted? Anywhere? The columns? The overhang? The door but not sidelights?

You can take your hand off the screen now to reply.

I need your help!

Let me know your thoughts!

By the way. I have a great giveaway planned for Facebook. Get over there and don’t miss out. I will have a separate giveaway here. You can enter both if you wanna’.

Would love your thoughts on my door.

Getting ready to go run in 82 degree weather. Can you believe that? Where is fall?

Can’t wait to hear from you!
UPDATE: If you would like to view some examples of door colors, go to todays post at http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/11/front-door-samples.html. I would love your opinion!

Love,

Me

pps. I think I am going to have to tear down the ivy on the side chimney on the house. I am soooo sad but I think it is letting bugs in….or we are trashy people. Bug guys seems to think we are not trasy but ivy is issue….Just so you know………..wahhhhhh……..

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0 thoughts on “Front Door….Help Me!

  • November 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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    You’re hysterical!! What look are you going for? do you want a pop of color or something subtle? Honestly, I would tackle the whole thing, door, columns and the porch part. It needs a pop, just my opinion. Pfft, didn’t scare me away. Mine is worse!! lol

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  • November 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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    oodles of ideas on Pinterest! White columns, white door surround and red door!!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    One word…. RED! RED doors rule!!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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    I would also paint it. The outside of my front door is painted dark brown, but the inside is white…..I’m ok with it. I would go for everything painted. Not a bright white, but maybe a cream or something…..just to brighten it up a bit…..just my opinon, I’m sure whatever you decide will look great! 🙂

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  • November 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm
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    A red door would be fabulous, but then so would orange or a dark plum, it all depends on what colours are in the brick. You won’t have to change the inside colour at all. I would paint the door and side lights one colour and the roof and columns a different, maybe white, cream, something complimenting the colour you choose for the door. Donna G.

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  • November 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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    I would go with color on the door…a red that pops against the brick would look fab. Or even a yellow!! You don’t have to bring the color to the inside either. I would do the coulmns, side lights, trim and porch gable in white. Or maybe in gloss black and the ceiling in a pale shy blue!! Oh the fun you could have!! I love entries that have color. They just seem to be so inviting! Have a blessed day!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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    First of all…be still my heart, your house is GORGEOUS (bb gun and all)!! Secondly, I’m going to be the rebel in the group and say that I think you should stain the door and go a bit darker. Then I would maybe do the columns and overhang in black. It may just be me (usually is!) but I like how it all kind of blends in with the brick and lets the rest of the house really shine. I think if you went lighter it would distract from the beauty of it all. And that is my 2 cents for whatever its worth…which usually isn’t much. LOL! 🙂
    Vanessa

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  • November 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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    I love a painted door, but I’m not sure how it would look on your lovely brick house. Sherwin Williams has something on their website where you can upload your own picture, then choose sections of it to ‘paint’, from their library of colors. It’s not perfect, but you could get an idea of how it would look with different combinations and different parts painted. Kim

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  • November 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm
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    i would go with red or the new green everyone is using…kinda a granny smith apple green. Mine is called wasibi. I got it at menard’s

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  • November 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm
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    Today’s post looks great on my mobile phone, thanks for the quick fix. What a beautiful house you have! I would stay with a stain, it really compliments the style of your house and will last much longer than paint. FYI the ivy roots WILL damage your house and must go ASAP.

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  • November 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm
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    I think it’s very challenging to find a paint color that works well with the gorgeous color of brick on your home. I think the door is the perfect color, it goes well with the brick and the color of the trim around the window. The color follows up the stairs and onto the door and looks so welcoming. Both the door and the bricks also reflect the light well. My vote is, stain same color! It’s beautiful!
    mommamindy.blogspot.com

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  • November 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm
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    I agree with the red door!! I painted the door in my last house read, and ADORED IT!!! I would leave the trim on the porch the color it is, and just do a darker brown color around the windows on door…good luck, can’t wait to see pics!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm
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    You are so funny! I think you should paint the door, trim, columns and overhang a cream color. In my head it looks really cute! So sad to hear about the ivy, I love the look..those darn bugs! My house is cream with white trim and black awnings over my windows and my front door is black on the outside with a cream antique door knocker. I think color is good especially on a brick home. Just my opionion. Good luck.

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  • November 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm
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    I would paint the columns and trim white and the door a pretty aqua color. Your house is gorgeous!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm
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    I agree with painting the doors, trim and columns; your porch space gets lost in all the brick. Warm tones that are a little lighter than the brick, maybe a mocha or coffee, and definitely a red door(oh, yeah). Not the “in your face!” red, but a like….well, a brick red:~) You are so funny and cool! Whatever you decide, I am sure its going to turn out gorgeous!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm
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    I would take your house, ugly door and all, in a heartbeat. I like the idea of a deep claret red door….but I think that a dark pumpkin (like your wreath) or the green (limey-olive) would look fantastic! But who am I to judge… my doors a fading pine green that i’m too lazy to paint ;o)

    oh….btw, can I visit? I’m an EXCELLENT shot!
    Linda

    lindavb502082yahoo.com

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  • November 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm
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    1st, we all love you, 2nd, what a beautiful house. Just remember paint is not permanent. If you don’t like the color you can always change it. Red, burnt orange, chocolate brown, heck even black would all be great choices. Blue would even work since your brick has an orangey look to it (complementary colors). Go for it, just don’t worry about over-thinking it. Can’t wait to see what you decide. Oh yeah, love those topiaries too!!

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  • November 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm
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    I would usually NEVER try and give YOU, of all people, advice. You know so much more than I when it comes to this kind of stuff. But I have to say this….your house is gorgeous…classic, even. I’d be very reluctant to put color in the front. Unless it were white. Or red. Oh, or black! Wait, maybe color isn’t such a bad idea after all! And if you end up not liking it, you can always work your magic and redo it! (Oh, how funny. I just read the comment above mine. We said almost the same thing! Except for burnt orange. Ooooh. THAT would be nice…..)

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  • November 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm
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    well just off the top of my head I would (if this great home were mine!) re-stain the door (it is a work of art) and paint the overhang and columns creamy white with sienna brown trim..this is kinda surprising because I love colors so what ever i guess this type of home just says keep me traditional…show me respect. It will be so fun to see what you end up doing…im sure what ever you decide it will make you happy and that is all that counts !

    hugs
    (your home is beautiful but hose critters scare me!)

    – KAT –

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  • November 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm
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    Ha, okay now I’m going to play the other side of the coin from Vanessa and my first thought was paint only the door a color that would really pop like red. By red I mean a deep, dark red. And, don’t feel bad about your door. Mine has been scratched to death by my puppies and I’m getting ready to slap another coat on it because it looks so awful!

    Heather

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  • November 17, 2011 at 12:39 am
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    love the house, the door, and all. would change, just clean and restain. love the vintage look of the wood with brick. one girl’s opinion, and we know what opinions are like……

    to your other dilemma of ivy on the chimney. yes, it does damage the brick over time. after 15+ years in horticulture in a southern town, I can testify that ivy (and creeping fig) will damage the morter. Its all porous and the ivy sends its aerial roots into the morter for water, slowly breaking down the morter over time as the roots grow. Same thing a tree root does to a sidewalk when its too close. Get the idea??? No good. Take it down and make sure there isn’t any structural damage. it may be pretty, but on garden walls only 🙂

    Good luck!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 12:48 am
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    Your house looks like a beautiful, old, historic house. The door, imo, would be much better restained and polyurethaned heavily or varnished (whatever was used before/would be the most protective. But the overhang and the columms, on the other hand, I think could use color without detracting from the historic look. BTW, here, we had a foot of snow before Halloween, no power for 6 days (many towns much longer) and now it’s 60 and rainy. Screwy weather everywhere. Kudos to you to stick with running!
    Janet

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  • November 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm
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    What Vanessa said! *winks* And I totally agree your house is gorgeous!! Vanna

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  • November 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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    I vote for red. A red door would really pop against all the brick. And unfortunately ivy will damage the brick, so sad because ivy is so pretty. We had snow here today (Michigan). Will be your newest follower. Stop by we are featuring some red (beet) soup today we could get a red theme going, your door, our soup….Laura

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  • November 18, 2011 at 12:24 am
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    I love your house and your door and I don’t think it looks so bad. I love your natural colors and would not add color. But your house is so pretty, you could do almost anything and it would still look great. I love the ivy too, sucks about the bugs!

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  • November 18, 2011 at 1:47 am
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    Love the stain. I’d just have it refinished. Beautiful home. Good luck deciding and I hope you get a good price quote.

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  • November 18, 2011 at 11:44 am
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    Wow what a stunning house…my vote is also red!! What a wonderful door no matter the scratches…I would do triple flips with visitors like those…eeek!! I award you the brave heart award!!

    Veronica

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  • November 19, 2011 at 2:18 am
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    I saw the program from SW that you used along with the options! What a fun way to help you make a decision! I like the idea of a red door…it’s so inviting!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I hope you will make it a weekly party stop! I have become a friend and follower.

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  • November 19, 2011 at 2:18 am
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    I saw the program from SW that you used along with the options! What a fun way to help you make a decision! I like the idea of a red door…it’s so inviting!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I hope you will make it a weekly party stop! I have become a friend and follower.

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  • November 19, 2011 at 2:26 am
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    You are so cute! You can never go wrong with a red door. However, I’ve seen green doors with houses your color and they look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. ! Go for it!
    Melody
    chattychics.com

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  • November 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm
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    I love your brick house, it’s elegant and old worl looking. You cracked me up with the bb story, lol! Just take trip down Pinterest and you will know it right away…I’d love it red or white for the contrast and I will keep it wood looking inside. Happy Thanksgiving. FABBY

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