Sunday, August 11, 2013

Yellow Doors & A Flip Flop Wreath!

I've been visiting my mom in Michigan for the last week and wanted to share one of my favorite projects she recently did. Last summer my parents bought a lake house here which will eventually be their permanent home. The previous owners were really into grey. Like really. Every single wall is painted the same shade of grey, the carpet and flooring is grey, the siding is (can you guess?)...GREY. My mom has been hard at work trying to infuse some color in the place!

Since the exterior is all grey with white trim she decided to paint her entry doors yellow! She picked a Dutch Boy color called Sweet Corn and used an Exterior Paint & Primer blend. I wasn't here for the actual painting but she said it went on easily and dried really fast.

Isn't her flip flop wreath adorable?! She just glued cheapie little girl's flip flops to a wreath form and added a few silk blossoms. So perfect for lake living! Here is a close-up:

Since the "front" of the house faces the lake there isn't a true entrance from the street. The doors above are on the side of the house and when you enter from the street you go right in to the she painted that door too! Doesn't that door just beg for a cute "Welcome to the lake" sign??

Here is a quick before shot. See the white door behind us? Looks much cuter now doesn't it?! Even though I'm sure you could imagine what the doors looked like before I had to share an Instagram of me and my cutie cousin from the 4th of July. She helped me with the Sundae Campfire Cones post and I promised she could be on the blog. :)

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  1. The yellow doors look fantastic! Such a great idea. Grey and yellow is such a popular color combination. It's also nice to have a house where you can actually change the exterior as you wish ;)