Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blue Door at Sixty 44.

A three day weekend. Three days of rest and relaxation.
Yeah right. 
 I took advantage of this prime painting opportunity.

I planned ahead. It was time for the red front door to change.
I stuck paint swatches on the door for a few days to get a feel for what I wanted.
The front door is tucked away under the arch.  I found that a darker blue just got lost.

The winner:
Behr Premium Plus paint.

I finished the faux barn door too.
I gave it a final coat of white and painted on the house numbers.
I used my usual transfer method. 
(Found the font, printed it, traced with transfer paper and painted it.)
The font is 'SpeedballNo3.' I found in at dafont.com. A free download.
I wanted something retro yet fresh.  I dig it, totally.

While I was at it, I painted the porch swing.
The shutters too. I was on a roll and got it all done.

The Cabinet Maker made the swing in high school. (circa 1981)
  It was pretty weather beaten and needed some scraping and sanding.
A few coats of Azurean perked it right up.

The shutters had been hunter green.
It was a laugh riot cleaning and painting them in 90 degree weather.
But worth it.

The big hinges are from my dad's garage stash back in September.
It is fun to use them here. Mike approves.

The peonies are from my garden. So pretty.

Three days zoomed by so quickly!
xo jeanne.
** thanks for your fab comments! glad you like it!**


  1. I am loving that blue door - and swing. Looks fabulous. And the barn door?! Wow - love the number font! What a fantastic look for the entrance to your home. Mary

  2. Love the colour...was surprised to see you went with white on the shutters - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the swing in the blue!

    I have to paint my shed door this week...have been putting it off until the weather cools...

    Ontario Canada

  3. What an great idea, the front looks totally different. The bright blue is perfect. Great change. I am a first time visitor, Thanks for sharing, Kathy

  4. Another marvelous addition to your home. Wonder what one of those large black & white checkerboard floors would look like with that?

  5. I love the new blue color! I might copy you and use that color on my front door too which is currently black!

  6. That is a seriously "very cool" blue & it's gorgeous! Talk about freshening up the space!

  7. Jeanne - I.love.it! Beautiful color, welcoming entrance! Great job! I'm going to include a link back in this week's highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!


  8. OH MY -- that faux barn door is fantastic! I pinned it -- don't know if I could ever duplicate it on my house but it's such a cute idea I HAD to save it!

  9. LOVE your porch! SO cozy looking :)

  10. I love it! Such cheerful colors.


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