Before. The original dark-stained door and peachy orange color on the door surround just weren’t my style. Lackluster porch ornaments thrown into place after our recent move weren’t helping either.
After. A leafy green paint job on the door brightens the entry, and painting the surround to match the rest of the porch brings more light into the space. I switched out my benches and added a colorful pillow that pulls out the accent colors of the red wreath and the blue-glass mulch in the new potted plants. A new mat with green, blue, and brown diamonds adds a bit more color.
Little changes, but they make a difference.
My thanks to Robin of Getting Grounded for her color advice. She has a keen eye for color and helped me choose the door and surround paint.
Door paint: Herb Garden by Benjamin Moore
Surround paint: Stucco by Sherwin-Williams
Doormat: Target, Smith & Hawken aisle
Glass mulch: Target
Pillow: Thrift shop
Pots & plants: Barton Springs Nursery
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