Sunday, May 9, 2010

House of the Blue Door

Our house was built in 1978.  Slowly, but surely, we have replaced most of the infrastructure (some more than once).  This was a fun, and very necessary, upgrade.


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I think it is/was real wood, painted MANY times, with moulding to create detail (and collect dust) and brass fixtures all original to the house.  We went through a period where the lock didn’t unlock and/or the door didn’t close all the way…




It’s not terribly fancy, but I adore the color (it came primed and we painted it).  Blue is my happy color.  The glass is always tricky because we wanted a balance of privacy and light.  Also, the front door looks straight up into the master bedroom so, well, you can never be too careful…

Bryce:   Um, is that the color you want it to be?

Me:       Yes!  I love it, don’t you?

Bryce:   Well, it’s not what I would have picked.  I mean, I don’t think the house can really pull that look off.  Sorry.

Looking at these pictures, I’m thinking I really need to add some container plants to set it off.  However, I do not have good luck with container gardening and may be accused of involuntary plant- slaughter.   Hmm, that reminds me of the famous children’s book:

If you buy a woman a front door, she’ll want a patio to go with it.  If you buy a woman a patio, it will need landscaping.  If you buy landscaping, she’ll need a new car to look great in the driveway…etc.   *sigh*

OK, maybe doesn’t say EXACTLY that.  But, today I’m very happy with my new blue door!!!

1 comment:

Hoskins Family said...

I love it!! Blue is my happy color too! I Can't wait to come knock on it!