Friday, September 30, 2011

My Green Door

I posted a while back about trying to decide on a color for my shutters and front door.  You can see that post Here.  I really wanted to use green but the color green I was drawn to just didn't seem right for the shutters.  SO, I painted the shutters black (paint I already had in the garage) and painted the door green.  This way, I can change the door color as the mood strikes me and the shutters stay their crisp, practical black.  
Here is a quick reminder of the Before-
Faded burgundy shutters and door, dirty gutters and windows.  The place was depressing!

I used the color Grassland from Lowe's.  Once we got up on the ladder to take the shutters down we washed the windows and gutters so the house looks squeaky clean now, which definitely needed to happen!

Now to finish off the landscaping on the left side of the house and it'll be my perfect little cottage.... until I decide to change something else!  Total cost for this makeover was $15.  

Need to make some changes but don't have much budget?  I absolutely love those kinds of projects!  Let the creativity begin.... 


  1. so, it appears the whole house is a different color. Am I imagining that??

  2. It looks great. We have been talking about painting our shutters and front door since we moved in. Were the shutters difficult to remove? Ours are similar and are a lovely faded light blue color :(.

  3. Amanda, the shutters were really easy to take down. Beware spiders nesting behind them, though! Michelle, It's amazing what changing the color of the shutters did to the house! It looks freshly painted but it's not.

  4. The result is marvelous, Melissa! The color combination you used for the shutters, walls, and the door breaths life to the house. It looks fresh and very cool to the eye. The lush surrounding adds charms to the house. But you can still enhance the overall design by using French windows and some window treatments. It would look great on your house.