As teachers, we are lucky enough to have our summers off. Because of that, we spend ten months of the year adding to the “we’ll do it in the summer” list. For 2010, one of our goals was to update our front door with a new paint colour. This is the before shot:
What colour? Well, we knew we wanted black. True black, or a shade of black? (The lady at the paint store thought we would love the greenish black she used on her home, but I dug in my heels. I wanted black black.)
Do we paint the trim around the window panes? Do we paint the casings? I am embarrassed to say that we spent at least an hour Googling these questions and looking at various before and after photos in order to reach our decision: trim yes, casings no.
Do we keep the hardware? It’s a brassy metal, and I am much more into the stainless steel or brushed nickel look, but we weren’t going to get rid of a perfectly functional (and only seven year old) set of hardware. Plus, there are gold-toned accents in the window panes, so silver tones wouldn’t really match anyway.