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Sunday, April 28, 2013

We're Seeing Green!

We are seeing green around our house - all over - the grass has turned green, the tulips green stems are just waiting to bloom.   Our trees in the front yard are budding - I am looking forward to seeing the green leaves POP out and shade our house. 

Our front door, garage side door and internal garage doors were all painted a red color - which is lovely - but there are several houses around town with red doors - so of course I wanted to be different... 

Here is the before photos of our doors....

This is our internal garage door and our front door is above.

 to the right is our other garage side door - on the inside...

I went online to Pintrest and collected several color ideas:

  • Bright Yellow
  • Grass Green
  • Orange
  • Lime Green
  • Teal/Turqoise

All of which would go great with our dark grey house paint and bright white trim......  now which color to pick....

We decided to go with Lime Green!  Sherwin Williams color swatch named: Frolic

A couple of photos of the 4 coats of paint that was put onto the the process...
 Side Garage Door - taped off

I put on 4 coats of paint onto the doors, 3 with a smooth surface roller and then the final with a small handbrush. 
Shawn also helped out with this painted project, and sanded, primed and then painted our planters for the front of our house in the same color.

  I cant wait to plant pretty fuschia pink flowers in the planters this summer. 
Here is the final pictures of our doors!!!!  I love the lime green with the dark grey!!!

Are you doing any spring updates to your house???? 


  1. OMG! I LOVE the color you picked!!!

  2. Thanks Deb! We are really loving the color too, ALOT! Looks great from the road, really quite striking. I purchased some flowers last night - purple and violet petunias, lime green hostas and tonight I am going to pick up some hot pink gerainums (spelling!!!!) and and elephant ear at our local nursery. I am hoping that they look great in there!