Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Macaroni and Cheese

Nope, this isn't a recipe post about delicious, cheesy pasta goodness.

I finally picked a paint for the front door! I decided our front door needed to be the same color as those yellow-ey/orange Mustangs, which I have deemed Macaroni and Cheese Mustangs. I am not a Ford fan, but I would buy one just because I LOVE the color!

 Here it is before and boring:


Aren't I creative? A grapevine wreath painted black. Genius. lol

I upgraded my wreath too!
The color is Martha Stewart Pencil in Satin finish. You would not believe how hard it is to find a good yellow-orange. Everything was either supercrazybright yellow or pumpkin orange. I was tempted to buy a touch up pen from Ford and have it color matched. In the end, I also discovered Disney makes a color called Smackeral of Hunny, which is almost identical to the Pencil.

The door hardware was a weird black-ey/brassy/yucky tone, but I love the ornate shape of it so out came the ORB spray paint!

From this:

To this:

 Much better, no?

And just for fun, let's see a close up of the bow:

 What color is your front door? Do you decorate it for the seasons?


jen @ homeinthecountry said...

So awesome. I bet it looks stunning with the blue! I like that it's bright, fun, and not what you'd see on everyone else's door.

Valerie said...

Oh, I LOVE it.
I would die to have a beautiful fun door like that. Unfortunately, we live in a community that believes they have the right to dictate the color of your door/home. Sigh. So no colored door for me, mine is ugly beige.
I will live vicarioulsy through yours!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Absolutely love the yellow!

Kristina P. said...

Oooh, I love it! I am normally a big fan of red doors, but the yellow is so different!

Erin said...

I love it - I'm a big fan of yellow, but I don't know that I've ever seen a yellow door. Looks great!

My door the natural wood tone, but it's mostly glass. I have a sage green curtain on it for a little color.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the color. What a perfect choice. Now, I kinda want a macaroni and cheese door. I'm so original.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I love it!! The door already had character, but now it really stands out! And I do believe that it was probably quite a challenge to find the right yellow-orange.

I just painted our door a few months ago too. It was a boring beige and I went with a plum color. I wish I was brave enough to do something brighter!

Anonymous said...

Great color! Bold and fun, and still classy looking.

We're residing our house, and probably getting new doors. Right now the doors we have a primer gray...ugly! So I will be choosing a color very soon. No idea what I'll choose.