Yellow Front Door

2

February 1, 2015 by beriel79

I was bored one day and home with a sick boy so I decided to paint the exterior doors the same color as the chicken coop — Egg Yolk yellow!  I started on the back door in case it went terribly wrong.  The doors were a brick red and I knew it would take several coats to cover it up.  Frist step is taping.  I didn’t take the hardware off but I wish I had.  I think it would have come out better but taping is okay.

2014-04-23 08.39.52

Next step is primer.  I like Stix primer from Benjamin Moore for cabinets, doors and furniture.  When dry it still has a tacky feeling and the paint sticks to it better.  I always use Benjamin Moore paint but after trying 5 different yellows on the chicken coop I just couldn’t get the color right.  I found a Martha Stewart paint chip called Egg Yolk that I loved.  I took the swatch to my hardware store and they scanned it and created a custom yellow for me in my beloved Ben Moore paint.

2014-04-23 13.45.02

Here is how it looed after one coat.  It looked okay but you could still see the dark red a bit.  After the second coat it looked great!  So good that I decided to paint all the other exterior door in our home.

2014-09-28 17.21.22

Our cheerful front door!


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

2 thoughts on “Yellow Front Door

  1. Unsmileys says:

    colorful 🙂
    ______________________________________________________________________
    Hi 🙂
    Please check out my blog http://unsmileys.wordpress.com/ & facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-and-the-same/657216377728715?fref=ts if you want 🙂 You can also join me on bloglovin.Thank you so much.It means a lot. And you have a really nice blog 🙂 Best wishes
    Happy blogging

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Rebecca is a mom, wife, real estate broker, decorator, party planner, chicken keeper, and gardener

Products:

%d bloggers like this: