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This week, I painted my front door yellow.
And not just yellow. More like a screaming-bright canary yellow.
My wonderful neighbors have lovely powder blue, royal blue, and hunter green colored doors. And now, our front door is an all out, non-stop yellow. The kind of yellow that bursts with vibrance and commands attention, even if for a fleeting, drive-by moment.
Yellow reminds me of sunshine. It’s also the color of slowing down, as in traffic lights. And yellow serves as the main color for roadside warnings. Plus, if you research the color yellow, all kinds of meanings come up — everything from positivity and enlightenment to inquisitiveness and cowardice.
But none of these inspirations or meanings influenced my color selection. I simply wanted something different; a burst of luscious color that would happily greet passerbys with an unexpected, visual pop. Plus, the color also reminds me of Black-Eyed Susans … and you can never go wrong with Black-Eyed Susans.
I’m truly loving our front door yellow. Its beaming radiance makes me smile.
While the front door is now painted, it would greatly benefit from new hardware. And there’s still so much more to paint, including the fence and various other exterior details.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day.
And neither will 331 W. Colonial Highway, so I definitely have to pace myself. But the weather’s getting colder so any more outdoor painting planned really should be done by or before November. Otherwise, I’ll have to postpone all painting progress until warmer weather next spring.
Restoring our 1890 historic home has been an adventure.
It’s also been expensive 🙂 I definitely have to be selective about which restoration projects get more attention than others. Overall, it’s been quite the restoration journey and I’m excited about all the progress we’ve made since moving in this past summer.
More to come.