Monday, April 8, 2013

Flamenco Red Kitchen Door

Finally... it's done!  My Flamenco Red Door.  Do you know how hard it is to pick out the perfect red?  I knew exactly what I wanted but there are about a bazzillion different shades of red to choose from.  Benjamin Moore's Flamenco Red is the perfect clear, crisp and bright hue of candy apple red that I was striving for.  L-O-V-E!

If you've been following the blog, you know that this project started about a week ago.  Life has been somewhat non-stop, exhausting, frustrating challenging, so there was a lot of starting and stopping along the way to completing this simple project.  Thankfully, I picked up a helpful tip from a great (and hilarious) blog I started following recently - View Along the Way.  If you put a wet paint brush in a plastic bag and store it in the fridge there's no need to properly wash it after each use - what a time suck.  The cold keeps the bristles soft for a few days so you can start back up with your project whenever you have the time.  Super helpful in my case where I could only find 15 minute increments at a time to paint.  (fyi, i had just gone grocery shopping and cleaned out the fridge, it DOES NOT always look this way!)

The finishing touch for this space will be the addition of a natural fiber 3x5 Jute Rug.  I just need to find one on sale!  Any suggestions?

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  1. love the red door! If you have a chance, please share this on my linky party:

  2. Still love it! And now have fridge envy too, mine needs a deep clean so badly. The hint of warm weather always sends me spiraling into a cleaning fit!

  3. I think the red is perfect too! Great tip on the paint brush!

  4. I. LOVE. THIS! What a fun way to accent your mudroom!! I have been dying to paint my door yellow.. and I think you've given me the courage to do it! :) I'm your newest follower via GFC, FB and Pinterest!

    We'd love for you to share this with our link party, Much Ado About Monday, if you have a chance. :)


  5. LOVE it! And it looks stunning with your black and white tile. I always have a paintbrush hanging out in the fridge or freezer... things seem to go on and on when you work around little people's schedules! We just painted our back interior door turquoise... it is fun to have a hit of colour like that on a door. Thanks for sharing it!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  6. BEAUTIFUL! Love the color....matches soooo well with the black and white tiles! I would love to have you share this at my party!

  7. Thank you for sharing with us at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

  8. I love the POP it gives! I wish I had the courage to do a bold color, but I love to see how other people make it work! Wonderful!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up on Much Ado About Monday with Huckleberry Love! We hope you come back next week!


  9. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on The Inspiration Spotlight today. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your project at homework.

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  10. I love the door! It looks like it is out of a magazine! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)

  11. Love, love, love this! You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Visiting from the Dedicated House. I LOVE this project. I have double French Doors for my back doors. You can see them as soon as you walk in the front door. I have never considered painting them anything but white. I am seriously thinking red now. I just love this. Thanks for sharing. I know it isn't until the end of the week, but I would just love for you to drop by Thursday - Sunday and share at my link party with my readers. Thanks!!

  13. I want your door!!! Found you linked up at the dedicated house. Going to follow you on facebook and pinterest.
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  14. Wow! That door looks gorgeous! The color is the perfect shade of red. I don't think I'll be able to stay put if I had the same door in my house. I'd probably be walking in and out several times just so I can lay my eyes on that beautiful door! :)

    Wayne Wright @ KNA Security


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