Mama Sugar is in town all week, and of course we have many projects on the agenda to complete. As the saying goes, many hands make lite work. Or in our case, one more set of hands to catch Hazel as she explores the unknown!!
Our first project: Tackling the outdoor planter.
Mr. Spice and I spent Sunday afternoon ripping out a 20 year old daisy plant that wasn't doing anyone (except a few snails) favors, and another unknown half dead plant behind it. Here's what we started with:
Mama Sugar then spent Monday morning cleaning out the rest, rearranging the succulents that were hidden in the planter, and arranging some beautiful silvery purple low growing creeping plants. She came up with a plan to put in lower plants to open up the entrance. And I have to agree with her assessment. It is on the way to looking so much better:
Of course, the planter updates led to Mama Sugar and I debating what color to paint the front door.
We came up with two options. Kelly Moore- Great Blue Green.
Or Ben Moore- Affinity, Kalamata.
We didn't come up with any solutions, but I realized that the color of the front door could either match or contrast with the color of the planter and entrance.
As an aside, here's the entrance when we bought the house. You can't tell in this picture but the original door glass is yellow.
Then this morning, while I was checking out DVF's Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. I found some great fashion inspiration.
First choice: DVF's Spring 2013.
Front Door: Great Blue Green. Entrance a BOLD pop of Ben Moore 14 Carrots.
I like this option because the blue is a bold pop of color on the outside; it is a better resale value color- aka it is not offensive; and the orange is an awesome pop of color that goes with the oranges in the living room. But is the orange too bold?
Second choice: DVF Fall 2012:
Front Door: Ben Moore Kalamata. Entrance a muted purple: Ben Moore Sanctuary.
Why I like this choice: I love purple door, it will look great with the plants we choose in the front and the other plants in front that are purple; and I love that Sanctuary is a purple with a lot of gray. It is a more muted color choice, but I am slightly afraid that it will be too bold for most. We are not going to sell this house anytime soon, but we might have to repaint if we do sell??
So do we go Fall or Spring? I have been VERY conservative with my paint colors up to now, so I am READY to go bold. But what do you think?