Friday, August 5, 2011

Things that make you go Hmmmmm...

Design Gods, Karma, Good Fortune... call it whatever you like, but sometimes, you just get lucky. This morning my painter called in sick. I was bummed because he was coming to paint my front door today (thanks for all of your feedback, BTW). We all know how impatient I am, so I ran right over to Benjamin Moore to get a quick tutorial on how to strip paint. Armed with a pint of "Smart Strip" and some tool with multiple blades, I decided to have a little DIY afternoon.
Who knew there were layers and layers of pretty paint over GORGEOUS wood. I'm still stripping (not what it sounds like) and I know it is a little rustic, but the turquoise and white coming through and so pretty. Too rustic for my craftsman style bungalow near the beach?? Many of you asked the color of my house (because I forgot to tell you). It's a pale shell pink. It almost looks white but with just a hint.
I have these crazy Adirondack chairs on the front porch that I bought at market several years back. They are Mackenzie-Childs for Riverwood Casual and they no longer make them (not good news when I broke one standing on it to hang Christmas lights).  Ok, back to the task at hand. Do I leave the door as is, sand it an coat it in Poly? 

Do I strip it completely and leave it natural wood? I could white wash it or give it a limed finish... Or do I paint it the Tiffany Blue you all told me to paint it in the first place? 
Thanks for your help!
Bye bye birdie,

Credit to: Riverwood Casual


Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

I love it stripped down and I would love it in it's original wood. Why don't you live with it as is for a bit and see what you think?
Take care,

Kendall said...

I think it would be beautiful with the shell pink if you strip the door down to the original wood and seal it. Great blog!

H.G. The Countess said...

Tough one, it's pretty, but Tiffany blue sounds amazing.

Anonymous said...

Love it as-is. You can always strip it more or paint later.

Anonymous said...

Pretty insightful. Thanks!

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