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I must say at the outskirt of this post that I was definitely worried when I posted on Facebook that the paint color with the most votes will be used on our back door project. Not only that, but I was a wee bit skeptical when you all chose a reddish orange color to grace said door. (Okay, I was totally biting my nails.) That was one of the colors I just grabbed and said, “Eh…what the heck, just for fun let’s see if anyone likes it.” And lo and behold it became the #1 choice. But now that it’s on the door, I must admit I like it. You guys are pretty dang good:)

It’s not an in-your-face I’m-on-my-way-to-go-hunting orange, it’s deeper and more substantial.
And those who follow MLST on FB saw a couple weeks ago that I mentioned spotting the perfect pair of planters on Craigslist. Well here they are flanking the back door. We needed something to make an impact so people know which door to go to when they come to our house. (The other door is a sliding door on our deck that leads into the kitchen.) This one goes right into the mudroom.


Here was the picture on Craigslist of the “planters”. The lady posting the ad had no idea what these were. All I could see where two awesome-looking galvanized planters waiting for me. I talked the seller down to $15 for both–which I think is pretty fabulous. Planters aren’t cheap. Even this time of year. Plus, how cool are these? (If anyone knows what these things were in their former life, I’d love to know.)


Isn’t this squatty blue-ish green pumpkin so stinkin’ cute?
I love how our oil rubbed bronze hardware really stands out against the orange. It’s a match made in hardware heaven.
Of course we couldn’t just paint the door. Nope, that’d be way too easy. Mitch added trim around the frame since the previous one was pretty dinky. And check out our lights:)


Previous trim=bleh.
So that’s it–our updated back door all decked out for fall!
And of course I’m always thinking about how we can up the ante even more. Wouldn’t this be the PERFECT icing on the cake–this cute little portico?? (I DO have something up my sleeve…if it works out, you guys will be the FIRST to know;))

So thanks for your overwhelming support and input in the choosing of the color of our door. I was amazed at the response. You guys rock! Oh and if you don’t follow MLST on Facebook, you’re missing out. Come “like” us over there and get in on the latest scoop:)

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