Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Front Door

We have decided to paint our front door and get new hardware.  Right now the door is black with tarnished hardware.  We would like to paint it some sort of yellow (Note to self:  I really need to take a color theory class or get a good color theory book) and get new hardware.  So...here are the options:

Sherwin Williams - June Day

Sherwin Williams - Butter Up

Keeping this in mind that our house is brick...(sorry I thought I had a photo of the full front of the house but I could only find this little snippet to use)

We're also going to reuse this old mail/letters fixture that was on the door when we bought the house.  My Mom polished it up for us (wish I had a before so you could see how tarnished it was - thanks Mom!).

And possibly one of these from Restoration Hardware ($28 for the small sized knocker - it says polished brass but this photo doesn't look very polished to me?):

I tried searching our local Craigs List to see if I could find anyone getting rid of a good knocker - no go.

So Butta or June Day?  I'm thinking Butter Up.  Any other yellow suggestions for a front door?  What do you think of the brass hardware against the yellow?  Hubs is having a hard time with the brass.  

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a yellow front door. It is so welcoming.
    I'd probably go with Butter Up also, but maybe it would be worth buying a couple samples and trying them out?