Painting our front door...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hey friends! Lots of home projects going on right now :) I recently painted a wall in our home with Benjamin Moore's Wythe Blue (more blogging on that project later) and I loved the color so much, I thought it would be fun to paint our front door the same color. We have a mostly all brick house with a few small sections of wood siding. The siding, trim, shutters and front door were all freshly painted a neutral beige color right before we purchased our house, so needless to say, the paint is in great shape but it was all just so boring. I thought a little pop of color would be a nice change and I am getting ready to paint the inside of our front door the same color too. (Another day, another nap.) 
After researching what type paint to use online, I decided to go to Lowe's and get a quart of Valspar exterior semi gloss paint and had them color match to the Benjamin Moore Wythe blue I loved so much. The quart was around 15 bucks and it gave be plenty of paint for the other side! I might to the back door too with so much left over! 

I first cleaned the door really well to remove all the dirt and since the paint was so smooth already, I decided not to sand. 

I applied 4 thin coats with a brush and currently, the door is cracked open as it dries. Its a gorgeous day here in Texas so I would suggest doing a project like this when its not too hot or cold out :) 

I did it all while my babies took their nap. This is a fun way to give your house a little personality in just a few hours! 

Here are some before, during and afters. Our front porch is still a work in progress, so is our whole lawn for that matter (thats why I didn't show any "full body" shots :)

Pardon the wet spots, I had just watered our ferns.

The wall going up our stairs is in the same color. I will show ya'll more of that once it is finished. What do you think? What color are your front doors?

Family Photos Spring 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

We have been really guilty of not getting family photos taken often enough. You can see our other pics here and here. We have been visiting all of our family back in Kentucky, which has been precious (more blogging on that later) and while we were here we had the precious, lovely and so talented Lee-Anne Fenwick take some family photos for us. Ya'll seriously, if you live in Louisville, do your self a favor and book a session with Lee-Anne and get some exquisite photos taken. You can check her out here.  She was so fun to work with and did a great job with our 21 month old twins. She makes your feel so comfortable and just manages to capture awesome moments. Her turn around was so fast and we just absolutely love our photos and we are so thankful for sweet Lee-Anne and her talents. Here are some photos that capture this sweet season of life...

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