Thursday, 24 February 2011

What to paint our back door?

We've started painting the sunroom. We will be doing it in stages over the coming weeks - one section at a time.

Already, the white undercoat has lifted the sunroom from looking like it was a movie set in a bad 1970s Alpine porno. Those are Jason's words, not mine....

scraping the door back

painting the sunroom

I also started to scrape back the inside of the back door. It is in a bad state but that's mostly due to the many layers of paint and spakfilla. It has endured numerous gluggy paint jobs.

I love seeing the history of the door being revealed. Under the cream colour, there is a light grey colour, then a fire engine red, then orange and then a deep shade of cerulean blue.

After it is scraped back we will paint it white like our internal walls, however I would like to see the outside of the door in a strong vibrant colour. It is currently a heritage green (dark green).

orange exterior door

The exterior of the Sow's Ear will be white with a dark brown trim, but it would be fun to do a bright door. Perhaps a red, blue or even orange...

Do you have a colourful door and what colour is it?

22 comments:

  1. Jason has a way with words.
    I can't believe the productivity this week! Diggity dog you guys work fast! I think an orange door would look so groovy - think 70's, but not in a bad porno way.

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  2. Orange would be fabulous! My door is boring white. Trying to decide on all new colours for the exterior and definitely going to do a bright front door. I'm loving orange and turquoise inside so may go for one of those.

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  3. I really like the door with all of the different colours and history showing - kind of a shame to paint over that.

    Our first home we had a red front door - mailbox red. Loved it.

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  4. Definitely orange, if outside is white with dark brown ... it would look amazing.

    We used to have an enamel 'fire engine red' bathroom door and my eldest daughter had an enamel hot-pink bedroom door. They were actually two of my favourite parts of our house ... before we sold the house I had planned on painting every bedroom door a different gloss colour. They looked wonderful.

    Go the orange! I love your work ethic.

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  5. Ben and I were laughing and wondering which Alpine porn movies Jason has been watching!!! Ski bunnies in Dallas??? LOL! I really like the idea of a red door - but being the track we are on I wonder..... only joking of course.. Red sounds like fun. ;-)

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  6. I do love a red door and also a black one. But, I don't know about black or grey if you are going with a brown trim. What about a casala chair turquoise or the green on the dates on your comments.?

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  7. Here's mine!
    http://prettyfarwest.blogspot.com/2009/06/paint-it-white.html

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  8. I'd love a red or black front door but unfortunately it doesn't suit our current colour scheme. Maybe in years to come when we win the lotto I will be able to change the colours of the house. Until then I'll watch in anticipation as to what colour you decide to paint your door! Ange

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  9. I second all the previous suggestions of orange, obviously a shade that would compliment whatever colours are being considered for the casala chairs.

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  10. 70s alpine porno - I'm going to have to google that ... hee hee le xox

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  11. I like the faded, flaking, semi-exposed layers of old paintwork decisions made by previous generations, but I suppose that's a bit to melancholic for a house which is occupied by living people.

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  12. Oh my goodness, seeing that door gave me flashbacks of my nightmarish studio windows.
    Hmmm, 70's alpine pron - is that really a genre??? And if it is, how does Jason know??

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  13. I love the texture in that scraped-back, back door. Did you see the film, The King's Speech? I loved that old wall the two of them sat in front of in the speech therapist's studio. Your back door makes me think of that. Love a bold colour on a door, too. I think a door needs to say "Here I am, Enter the house through me!" Maybe a turquoise or teal blue would look good with your brown and white.

    Jennifer xx

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  14. Mint green? Like a peppermint chocolate - white, choc, mint...

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  15. Orange would be fun. My door is a boring white. I'd love to paint it a fun colour but my dogs scratch it to bits! Maybe turquoise too?

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  16. my door is brown, but I'd like a bright one.

    That orange door looks fab.

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  17. I think this is genius idea. I like the colour you have revealed in the pic that orange colour, but I was also thinking something with a touch of mustard to keep with the "poo" theme. Red or Black is too obvious for me so I think a nice mid century heading to 70's colour would be FAB

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  18. With brown?... so the orange! A-M xx

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  19. I love that cerulean has been on your door at some point. I think a cerulean door would be beauiful.

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  20. Hi,

    Nice to see you over at our blog :) I have been watching the progress of your sunroom through Katherine's blog, it is looking good, what a wonderful place to relax when it is finished!
    I also think you should go with orange for the door, it is not something you see everywhere, yet it does look great in the picture you posted.
    Tracey :)

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  21. orange and brown is so 70's... teal or turquoise and brown, retro but , in
    either will rock
    ~laura x

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  22. Go for the bright orange! I'd love a bright yellow door myself. One day :D

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