Anyway, despite our mutual appreciation for the Doors, that relationship was ill-fated, as one less angry about getting dumped for a red-haired girl could probably have determined from the start. After one disastrous date, we never went out again.
But today I've been thinking about doors, which made me think about the Doors, which led me to open this blogpost with an anecdote completely unrelated to the rest of the post, therefore resulting in this awkward segue.
Now onto the real stuff. Here is the backdoor to our house:
|(ignore the shelf with the one plant in the center--I'm not finished with it. Also, hey Coop. At least for once you're not photobombing with your butthole.)|
The door had to go.
I had most of a quart of gray paint (Seal by Martha Stewart) leftover from painting the front door at our old house, so I decided to just use that since it was (1) free and (2) available the moment I decided I could not want another moment to do this. So on Sunday afternoon when Zuzu went down for her nap, I turned on season 2 of Scandal (I'm obsessed and I totally want the coat that Olivia Pope wears in this season) and busted out the painting supplies.
I ended up with this:
|You can see I've "styled" this corner by adding a flashlight to the shelf, our swim bag on the bench, and a pair of flip flops, Coop's dog chew, and a pair of socks on the floor. This style is called "lived in."|
The problem is, I'm not sure what I would like better on the door. I was considering a punchy color--like a bright red, or maybe the slate-blue from the dining room--but I don't know that I want the door to be such a focal point since it's on a main wall in the family room.
Now I'm thinking I'll probably end up repainting it in the glossy black I had originally planned on. (Too bad I didn't have black paint on hand.)
What do you think? Keep it gray? Paint it black? Paint it blue? Paint it red?