Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Turning the Door White

With our new living room paint color, The unpainted, wooden door was really not sitting well with me. I have never loved it anyway, but the oak brown against the light coffee color hurt my eyes. I have always wanted to paint it white, so when my husband suggested it, I leaped at the chance!
 Here she is, after a couple of coats of white trim paint. It is amazing what a huge difference this made to the room. That corner always felt so dark to me, and now the white door just pops out and brightens the entire space!
And here is our cute little Ikea lantern that we got several years ago, just glowing next to it. I love how warm and inviting it is!
Today is my official first day working from home and let me tell you, I LOVE it! There is something so wonderful about being able to be in my own home while I am working. Everyone kept asking if I would get distracted being at home but honestly, I feel more focused. I can really buckle down and do work without being interrupted or getting off task. I am so happy with this change! :) More to come with the living room!


  1. I love working from home too - if you're a motivated person it's perfect! Loving your front door, it still amazes me what a difference paint can make.

  2. Hi Katie!Your door looks so pristine and crisp!I am lovin the lantern as well:)) Great job! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  3. The white door definitely brightens the room...looks very fresh! Love that lantern too!


  4. Such great upgrades. The painted door makes such a difference and that light is adorable. Congrats on working from home, enjoy!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  5. Great Improvement, I love how little things like painting a door can make such a difference.

  6. Oh wow! That does look great. I have been hesitant to paint our oak front door. The wood is beautiful, but it does add darkness to the entryway. You have inspired me. Also, what a great idea the Ikea lantern is!