Turquoise Door and Spring Porch

A turquoise door, people. This girl finally got her turquoise door!

The best paint color for a bold turquoise door - The Gifted Gabber

It’s amazing how fast two years flies. A few weeks ago, The Hubs noted that the following day would mark two years to the date since we moved in our house.

The next day, I drove in the driveway after work and gazed at the amazing bright and happy turquoise door that greeted me from the front porch. My sweet Hubs had spent his day off painting the turquoise door I had been dreaming of since that day our realtor had taken us to see this house.

The door was originally black and was perfectly okay. The house had a classic charm going on with the black door. Nothing wrong with it at all.

Turquoise Door and Spring Porch - The Gifted Gabber

A picture from last year of us standing in front of the black door.

Unless you are a color enthusiast like myself.

 

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The Hubs is big grass guy, and he is chomping at the bit for the grass to green up in our yard.

Turquoise Door and Spring Porch - The Gifted Gabber

A bold door is certainly not for everyone, but the turquoise door was always a part of the plan for us.

Of course, as you well know, life gets in the way and projects get delayed.  I am pleased to say that this completed turquoise door project now leaves us with one remaining “to do” from our original list. We still have to replace some of the faucets in the house…which is just another minor cosmetic project.   

My love language is definitely “acts of service,” and the Hubs scored major points last week! He even picked out the color – Valspar’s Turquoise Tint – all on his own at Lowe’s. This color, y’all. It’s bold. It’s everything I could want it to be! 

I had so much fun decorating and sending the Hubs for flowers. And watching him plant them (since I don’t do dirt). See? Acts of service!

We like to keep the porch simple. I managed to throw together a spring wreath despite the fact that I hate making wreaths. A wreath crafter I am not.

Turquoise Door and Spring Porch - The Gifted Gabber

We still have the hideous brass etching inside the sidelights and in the large glass on the door.

I. Hate. This. Dated. Brass.

Unfortunately, we have had some window professionals come to check into replacing them, and nothing has worked out so far…some issue with the thickness of the glass or some such talk. Ugggh. We bought bronze hardware for the door when we first bought the house since we were replacing the insane quantity of brass fixtures and hardware in the entire house. We held off on putting the bronze hardware on the door until now because we thought maybe the glass needed to be replaced first before the hardware was replaced and the door was repainted. Basically, the issue with the glass has held everything up.

 

Turquoise Door and Spring Porch - The Gifted Gabber

I absolutely love this wire and wood table I bought at Hobby Lobby last weekend! It is so versatile. I can picture using the wood tray for serving food, using the bottom of the table as a basket for gathering blankets, and even using the wooden tray as a backdrop for some of my recipe shoots.

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People often ask me about the black-and-white chevron rugs on the porch. I ordered these rugs from Overstock when we first bought the house. They are about 12 feet long by 2 feet wide. One of them is on the far side of the porch closest to the garage. The other is centered on the very front in front of the turquoise door. I will admit that I am not a huge fan of chevron (the craze for it has been complete overkill as far as I’m concerned), but something about these rugs had me hooked.

I made our benches spring ready with a few fresh pillows in bright colors. The yellow and white pillow is from Hobby Lobby. And I am over the moon over my “Mi casa es su casa” pillow from Target. Since we speak Spanish in this house, that pillow could not be passed. The striped pillows pretty much stay on the porch most of the year, and I just change out other pillows to switch out the vibe.

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This Mexican pottery flower pot is one I bought from the owner of a local Mexican restaurant. The sun is starting to take its toll on this guy, but he sure does make me happy!

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Linking up our turquoise door at the following link ups:

Amaze Me Monday (Mondays)
Tweak It Tuesday (Mondays)
Wow Us Wednesdays (Wednesdays)
Inspire Me Wednesdays (Wednesdays)
Whip It Up Wednesday (Wednesdays)

36 comments

  1. Cherie says:

    When I was little my dad always took me to the airport with him when he had days off. I have to say that sense of community was very much fostered in that little airport. My dad has a lot of friends that he made at the airport that he talks to nearly every day. Thanks for sharing your experience, I hope you find the community you’re looking for.

  2. Life Loving says:

    Your door looks lovely. I’m really glad that you got what you wanted with it. The whole outside of your house looks fabulous, including your pretty porch.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  3. Stacey says:

    I love this! Your house looks like a little dollhouse and the door makes it so welcoming. I would love to have a fun color like that but in our neighborhood the rule is that all doors have to be stained. It’s so boring.

    You and your girls are adorable.Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home today. We love having you.

  4. Lauren says:

    That picture of all you ladies is just gorgeous! Your door I LOVE IT, and you have a beautiful house. I so love that table and that is awesome how versatile that is.

    Lauren | Lovely Decor
    xx

  5. Lisa says:

    Your front door and porch are adorable! Love the color and all the pretties you have on the porch. That table from HL is too cute. I was just there yesterday. I guess I need to swing back by. I’m missing’ stuff!

  6. Laura says:

    The door color is perfect! I love it.

    I hope you will share this this week at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog Thursday to join in. We would love to have you.

    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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