Shut the Front Door!

Everytime I did, I thought, "Man, this thing needs help!" and help it got:
I chose a bright, cheery yellow.
Here's the "before" shot:

If you've been following, you'll remember the rescreening project - which was just the beginning.  You can read that story HERE.  The rest of the door needed some TLC, which is evidenced here:

After scraping and sanding...

Did I mention the scraping?
The driveway was a mess!

After finishing the screen door, the main door also needed some attention.  It didn't need a lot of scraping and sanding, but it did need an update - it was white:

Not anymore!

The transformation is striking, don't you think?

From here, we're moving on to the shutters.  My hubby has been painting the house, so stay tuned for the cottage's new look!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. What a welcoming color - so bright and cheerful.

    1. Thank you, Donna - so glad you stopped by!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous !
    What a welcoming touch - we're hoping to paint ours before winter sets in ( we're in a fixer upper so working on things bit by bit ) I'm torn between Red or Yellow - you may have just swayed me in one direction :)

    1. Thank you, Suzan - we're working bit-by-bit also! Can't wait to see what color you choose!

  3. Hi Ann! :)
    I love the color, it's beautiful and what a big change it made! :)
    Our door used to be a similar yellow and I loved it for almost 2 years...but because I seem to like change (lol) I just painted it red.
    Beautiful job!

    1. Thanks, Kimberley - red & yellow - popular colors!!!

  4. Our Dutch door is read, but out next door neighbor's Dutch door is yellow just like yours.

    1. I love Dutch doors! How lucky you are to have one!

  5. Sure do like the cheerful yellow! I need to do the same for our back door but since there are so many more pressing jobs, it keeps being pushed down the list! Good for you for great job! From Amaze Me Monday

    1. I can certainly relate to "the list". We have one too!!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Good morning Ann, this is a welcoming door now all bright dressed in pretty yellow, so cheerful. You did an amazing job!!

    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls ww this week and thanks for having my banner in your sidebar as well!!!

    Wishing you and hubby all the best!!
    Have a beautiful week!

    1. Thanks Karren. We are certainly keeping busy!
      Have a great weekend!

  7. FUN color...great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. I saw that yellow door and had to take a look. I love it!
    I painted mine a version of a yellow, not sure the color exactly, my husband purchased the paint for a chair. I think your door is so cheery and welcoming.

  9. I love your pretty, yellow door! I wanted to let you know the Weekly Feature Series is live in which your post is being featured. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. It's the first week of school and I'm super behind. Anyhoo, thank you for joining in my parties! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. If you would have said to m that you wanted the front door painted yellow, I would have said please choose any other color. I rarely if ever see a yellow door, and besides, it doesn't go with anything, right? Boy was I wrong. That not only looks great, I am now a real believer that this color does look great on a door.

    Earl Mark @ Eastway Lock

    1. Thank you, Earl. I decided to think "outside the box" and I really think it paid off.
      Glad you like it!


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