In our second door spruce-up last weekend, I decided to paint our ho-hum beige front door blue.
I've been looking at photos of colorful front doors  for what seems like ages. I'd been thinking blue or green (red is lovely, but we have a red fridge you can see as soon as you walk in the front door. I thought a red front door would be too much.)
Here's the incredibly selective way I chose the blue color. I was helping Erin paint a week or so ago (hoping to have an update on her computer room  coming soon – we've had trouble coordinating our schedules). I got to thinking about her formerly blue wall and asked if I could borrow the leftover paint. You can see a photo of it in her computer room here .
I planned to use her leftovers as a sample, just to see how it would look on the door. But I was in some sort of mood Sunday, because I didn't bother sampling. I got out the blue and started painting.
And lucky for me, I love it - it looks great. It's kind of a moody color - sometimes it seems really bright, sometimes it looks more gray. I think this is a testament to personal taste and that paint looks different on varying surfaces and environments. The color is Dutch Boy Refresh Barcelona Blue. 
I didn't bother taking the door off the hinges (not the right way to do it, but I don't care) or taping the glass (ditto). I've found it's easier to follow up with a razor blade on glass and mirrors, rather than using tape, which can take forever and still cause problems with your paint job if you're not careful.
I'm pretty sure I'm not going to put the rustic mirror back on the front door - it's so heavy that when it moves around, it gouges the paint. You can see from my before photo that our door was once cranberry, thanks to that mirror.
That means I'm also in the market for some sort of new wreath - I've been thinking about trying to make something like this natural twig wreath . I like how it almost looks starburst-y. Or maybe I'll go back to the chalkboard idea  - I'm not sure yet.
Anyone have suggestions?