To Paint or Not to Paint?

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  July 24, 2013 — 9 Comments

When we first bought our house the front doors were painted white like the rest of the trim. On a bit of a whim I painted them blue two years ago.

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I’ve been perfectly content with my muted blue doors for two years now. But last week I spotted this image on pinterest and be still my beating heart I think I need a navy door.

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I love the way it looks with the green ferns and white trim in the photo above (I have those too) and I think it would look even more amazing with the muted yellow of my house. Should I go for it? I’ve got half a quart of high-gloss navy paint left over from painting Jack’s dresser last year and if I hate it I’ve still got some of the original blue paint in my stash as well. It’s just paint, right? The only thing I’ve got to lose is hours of valuable time that I could be doing other things! I think the navy would be a more classic and authentic look for this old-enough-to-be-my-grandparent house. If somebody would come over and tape off all those panes of glass I’d paint it in a heartbeat.


Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


9 responses to To Paint or Not to Paint?

  1. What a decision… my two favorite colors! I like it the color it is now.
    Painting my door navy has been on my to do list since I moved, but it was a tough choice between that and teal. My mom has a baby blue house trimmed in white with a navy door and it’s divine.
    Any who good luck, two excellent choices.

  2. While I do love the formal look of the navy door, I have to say, I really love the fun teal color already on your doors, especially because you have fun, cheery paned windows on your doors. It’s hard for me to imagine them not teal, but if you want navy, go for it! I’m sure it would also look nice.

  3. Wow, that’s a tough one! I say go for it. I love the teal, but I think that the navy will look amazing with the yellow. The great thing about paint is you can always change it if you don’t like it!

  4. I like the color it is now! I don’t think you need to tape off the glass. Just paint as carefully as you can and use a razor blade to scrape off anything that gets on the glass.

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