Painted Front Door! {The good news and the bad news}

I’ve always been the type of person who wants the GOOD news first instead of the BAD news. But, I’ve debated if I should even tell you about my problems at all. Ha ha. I’m thinking that in order to stay real here at A.T.T. I should always be open with you all, right!?!? 
The good news is that we have been working our booties off on projects!! And although I would LOVE to post about them soon, my computer is DEAD
When I say “dead” I mean that she won’t even BOOT UP! No bueno for this blogger. I actually knew the day was coming, but it doesn’t make it easier when she finally wouldn’t wake up last week. I miss her, and this blogger can’t do without a computer. Ha ha. It is actually at the computer hospital as we speak on the off chance that they can save her. Cross your fingers for me since that would save me a lot of heartache. But, odds are, she is gone forever. The other good news is that I backed up everything {except for the last two weeks or so}. So, that’s ok. It could be MUCH worse. So, until they decide if she is done or not, I haven’t bought a new one {and that isn’t something that costs $4.00, if you catch my drift.} So, I’m waiting patiently {or rather impatiently, but I’m waiting nonetheless.}.
I am typing from my hubby’s work computer at his office right now. {Thank goodness his bosses rock and let me!} I just HAD to show you a little sneak peek of my new painted front door! I LOVE IT! My hubby wasn’t sure of my plan {as always} but he loves it too {as always} after it got done. 
I’m telling ya, I feel like a salesman around here. I try and convince him to do “crazy” things a lot, and I always have the vision. But, it takes some convincing sometimes. I have to say that this time was harder than usual to convince him to have a SPUNKY, BRIGHT front door! 
The paint color is “backstroke” from Valspar, and of course I glazed this bad boy using the same glazing techniques as usual. I will be putting together a complete tutorial soon, but I just HAD to show you a little sneak peak while I was checking in.

I needed a new wreath, so I popped over to the local Homegoods store, and of course they came through for me!! This bad boy was $39.99, and I LOVE how cute and spunky it is!! Love, love, love!

Stay tuned for the tutorial, and say a little prayer for me that things will come through for my computer! xoxo.


  1. 1

    Love both the door color and the wreath! Looks perfect together!

  2. 2

    I love it! I'm now picturing how that would look on my door! I know what you mean about working on the hubs. After 23 years, it's gotten a bit easier but there are still times when it soooo difficult! Hope your computer is ok!

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    Heck ya for bright front doors! Mine has been red since the day we bought my house. LOVE IT!!

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    I love the color you chose!! I just painted by front door bright red (from boring white) and I'm so happy I took that chance. It did take a little convincing for the hubs to agree, but after the fact, he will admit that it looks so much better!
    Hope your computer gets better soon! :-)

  5. 5

    Love the color! Hey did you ever get onto that craft war show you were talking about? If you
    Did, let me know when it's on, I would love to watch it.

  6. 6

    This is the color i've been looking for for my front door. We are in the process of moving and I can't remember exactly what it looks like but I think this color and the glaze tech will def be used. Thanks for sharing.

    Good luck with you computer.

  7. 7

    I did my front door Aqua this year

    Yours looks great too!

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    How creative and gorgeous! Love that shade of blue, and indeed the glazing MUST INDEED be the crowning touch of your masterpiece.

    Anxious to look n learn once you finish the tutorial.

    Love your blog. :) It's the "ember" that keeps my creative juices alive.

  9. 9

    It takes some convincing for my man too sometimes. Love the door. The color is beeeuuutiful! Can't wait for the tutorial!

  10. 10

    oh man, I hope that doesn't happen to my computer but I feel like it's coming soon too!

    I thought you DIY'ed that wreath! I'm pinning it so I can haha, love the peacock feathers

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    love love love on the door & the wreath good luck on the computer ;)

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    Nicole and Justin says:

    Love it! One of the first things I want to do is paint our front door. The jury is out on the color though.

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    I love it! I would never be brave enough to pick such a bold color – but it's awesome!

    I want to paint our icky brown door – we have a tudor style house, so I'm thinking we'll be going with a nice deep red. SO pumped for getting around to that ;)
    Cant wait to see your tutorial!

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