Wednesday, August 26, 2009

my own red door

I had the best surprise waiting for me today after I got home from work. My very own red door. I love our home, I truly do but lately I have started to have itches to re-decorate and make updates. I think my internal "we have had things the same for awhile now" clock ticks away about once a quarter and this time Ryan helped fill my need for change without me asking; even better!

All that to say, as I pulled in, he was in the process of painting our shutters black & our door a barn red that I LOVE and am thrilled with. I have always felt like the exterior didn't represent us but once you are inside, the spaces speak of us so it wasn't as big of a deal. The best part was that we haven't really talked about it or looked at paint, he just knew. and I liked that. alot.

Now to figure out the perfect expression to decorate with! He suggested white wording and I think this one is pretty darn cute although likely a wreath or something funky in place of the bouquet!

In other door news, I decided to keep the old antique cellar door I created for now & set it up in the living room (another one of those "needing change" moments. I think I can make the most of this new creative endeavor by trying pieces out in my house before I sell them. Don't worry, you won't be stuck reading a novel on my walls next time you come over, Ryan won't that happen!


  1. Oh I love it! Although I was hoping to see pics of the new red door and shutters:) I can see that going perfectly with the white exterior of your home. You know I get that "itch" as well, and it always helps to create change through small holiday touches (centerpieces, tablecloths, throw pillows, etc.) A fall visit must be planned soon, my friend.

  2. I like to make new updates to our home as well. What a sweet husband... way to go Ryan!

  3. Its beautiful!! Craig always teases me cause he doesn't want our house to be like "Hooked on Phonics" :)

  4. Okay, so I LOVE this front door! Its so you and it is so Homey and so Welcoming! I love it! Yeah for Ryan. Husband points for sure.