A few weeks ago a little girl and her mother came to our door selling girl scout cookies. We weren’t buying, but her sales pitch was memorable. The first thing the girl said was something like “I have to say, I LOVE your lavender door. Lavender is my FAVORITE color.”
Lavender isn’t my favorite color and it certainly isn’t Megan’s either. The door has been lavender since we first moved in. Can you believe we bought it that way? Fortunately for us, having a lavender door and shutters has its advantages. People can spot our house easily, its memorable, and its great to mention for the pizza delivery boy when he can’t find our house.
They say a new color of paint on your front door can really change the look of a house, and that’s what we’ve got in mind. I’ve always enjoyed the faux-cedar shake vinyl siding on the house, and the gray color is fine by me. The lavender door and shutters, not so much.
We’ve been at Lowes looking into the project and it seems like we’re priced out of replacing the shutters. 30 bucks a pop? That wouldn’t be very DIY of us! We’re thinking of refinishing them in a black color but the door is still up in the air.
Lowes and Valspar have a series of paint colors created with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. What they’ve done is create “a palette of over 250 colors documented from historic places across the country and representing American colors from a variety of periods and styles.” Its a cool concept and some of the colors could be perfect for our front door. We’re thinking something in their blue family. Maybe Betsy Ross House Blue?
Stay tuned. We’re not jumping into this project just yet. In fact, I don’t know when we’ll get around to it, but hopefully as the weather gets warmer we’ll be a little more eager to get outside and paint.