Turquoise Farmhouse Door

I just moved into a thirty year old house that’s chock full of character.  It’s worn and well loved inside and although some things are just gross (lol!) I do love it!  It’s actually the house Kristi and I was born in!  Our parents quickly outgrew it with the twin and I being kids #6 and 7 so they built a larger house next door and have rented this diamond in the rough out for over two decades.  Now it’s mine and I’m so darn excited to bring out her beauty!
I started with the farmhouse door leading to the garage.  It was a dark and dreary wood color that needed some wood putty and a fresh coat of paint!  Here’s what I did to brighten her up.
I had board and batten installed in the living room, painted above it a soft blue but wanted a bolder color for the original farmhouse door.
Deep apologies for the colors below.  How they looks so different I don’t know, I’ll assume different lighting throughout the project and iPhone quality…  I do love the frosted glass (from a can!) however, privacy since we leave our garage door up a lot during the day to allow the kids + friends to come on in whenever.

Here she is all finished.

I’m a big fan of making your house your home.  I love making a space feel like it’s yours.  There’s nothing better than to feel comfortable in your own home, and for me…white walls just aren’t warm and welcoming.  I love the soft blue on the walls and the fun pops of turquoise throughout.  It’s happy and joyful!
So many more before and afters coming your way!  It’s nice to be in our own home after living in my parent’s basement apartment for eighteen months.
COLORS:
Wall:   Sherwin-Williams “Swimming” SW 6764
Farmhouse door: Sherwin Williams “Mariner” SW 6766
*however, both were mixed at Lowe’s with Valspar
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  1. 1


    Katie

    Yummy! That door is drool-worthy! It looks awesome! I love the color you used, and the door design is gorgeous!

  2. 2


    Joanna

    Beautiful color! I love old homes with character…can't wait to see more.

  3. 3


    Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy

    SO lovely and that color is beautiful!

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    Thanks for sharing!

    Kristine
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  4. 4


    Amanda Joy

    Oooo I like the color. It turned out beautiful.

  5. 5


    Sassy Sites!

    SO cute!! I think you should host a craft day at your new house so we can all see it in person! :)

  6. 6


    Lolly Jane

    marni it would be SO FUN to finally meet you in person!! we're actually hosting a joint craft night w lil luna in july! location to be determined but you HAVE to come!! xo

    thanks for the love everyone (:

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    Kadbury

    I love how it turned out! It took me a second before I realized what was on the windows… I never tape off windows when I paint and it drives my husband cr-a-zay! : )

    ~Kristin

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    Creative Raisins

    That turned out great. I love the color you picked

  9. 9


    kerri*puff

    Holy crap did you paint the walls too? I can't wait to come home one day & see it!

  10. 10


    Ashley

    o man, that looks great!!!

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    Staci at Craftify It !

    LOVE the door! I can't wait to see more pics of your house, I bet you are loving being in your own space:)

  12. 12

    that’s prety flippin’ awesome!
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