Wednesday, April 6, 2011

♥ Welcome ♥

 Hello Everyone!  I hope and pray all of my barbwired besties are well and counting your blessings.  I want you to know when I count my blessings you are among them.  I enjoy having you here. 

Sometimes in our lives we feel like we need a little makeover, don't we?  I would love to walk in to a home improvement store and find the DIY guys there looking for someone to give a home makeover to for free.  I keep going to every home improvement store around and keeping my eye out, but no luck!  Or how about a personal makeover, new hair, makeup, clothes?  That would be soooo cool huh? 

Well our poor little door was begging for a makeover.  You could tell it just was not feeling pretty any more.  I have to agree!  The color it was suppose to be I am not sure but it was faded to a purpley, greyish, blue-like color.  It did not feel welcoming and no wreath on earth could seem to help the reliable door. 

My barbwired beauty and I went out (yes, to the home improvement store, no, not a DIY guy there!) looking for a color we thought would be pretty.  We chose a Colonial Red.  I was a bit nervous, I do have some color fear when it is permanent.  I tend to stick to neutrals and pop with colorful pillows or accessories.  Colonial Red was not timid. 

I began by removing our hardware and cleaning to door really well with TSP.  Here is our little door's before mug shot. 

See what I mean by the ?? color? 

Next, I primed the door with white.  

White looked pretty good to me, but I knew
I needed to stick with Colonial Red.  

For some reason, I wanted to finish this
door re-do all in one day. 
So I put a fan on the door and kept right on painting layers 
upon layers of Colonial Red. 
Big mistake!  The little door was in shock,
it began bubbling.  I thought maybe if I would
leave it over night it could calm down. 
But alas, NO!  I had to start sanding all the work off. 
It required a TON of sanding to get it smooth.  

Finally, it was available for more paint.

Back to the Colonial Red. 
There were lots of coats ahead of us.
We hung in there together and...

It looks so much better!
Don't cha think so?
I used the Cricut and cut vinyl lettering and flourishes.

I also did not buy new hardware.
I just gave ours a good cleaning and repainted it.
I made sure to apply a sealer on top.
Hopefully it will wear ok.

The before and after tells the story.
The barbwired bunch loves it!

Let's make the end of our week great!  Put another blessing down and smile!!

barbwired blessings to you all!!

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  1. I count you as a blessing too, and look forward to reading your blog every single day. Your front door makeover is beautiful. It inspires me to do mine!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Red is a very hard color to paint with. Next time use grey primer instead of white. A trick I learned the hard way.

  3. makes me want a front door! We have a door it's just full glass. I'll have to prop a door up against the house, .) love the gold and red.

    Stop by and link up at my 2nd ed. Make and Share Friday! I'd love to have you!

    ~ Christy

  4. I love it! I am a HUGE fan of a red door. Even though our new home doesn't have a good, centered front door- I plan on buying a bucket of red asap! I'm glad you stuck with it!

  5. GREAT blog and I love the name. So glad I found it. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower.

  6. Much more inviting, looks great! Visiting form The Shabby Nest.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Looks great!
    Did you use a sponge roller? or spray? When I painted our door black last year, I rolled it on and used a chip brush for the panels - but I've seen others spray it.

    enJOY your refreshed door and have a wonderful weekend!

    :D Lynda

  9. looks lovely! I bet it makes a big difference in the over all appearance of your house too!

  10. looks great!!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

    Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees


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