-Porter-Becky-0419.png

Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

And it was all yellow

I've been waiting until the perfect painting weather came along to paint our front door. A few weeks ago, it was time! I normally would try 5 swatches of paint to test but I knew I wanted yellow and I not a super bright yellow. I went with more of a buttercream yellow that I saw on the "Exterior House Colors" book for Behr at Home Depot.

We took the door off and I painted over the previous blue color with four thin coats. The we flipped it over and painted the other side too. It was at this point that I started to freak out because it was way too light. Cam told me to wait till we got it reattached to the door then decide if we need to get a darker yellow (more like a gold). It actually got too cold and the paint wouldn't dry as fast as we needed to get the door back on so we could sleep. Consequently, we moved the door into the garage and I blow dried it dry, then added the last coat.

Cam put the door on and that was a whole other story. Long story short, the door is steel and when he had it propped up against the wall it tipped over and feel into the opposite wall leaving a HUGE hole in the sheet rock and chipping the light switch. We patched it up but you can still see it in the photos.

 Here's the interior door with old floors and baseboards

 Here it is new baseboards and door trim. 

And here is the after. I ended up liking the color on the interior. The color is called "Early Harvest" by Behr. We just spray painted door knob, lock, and hinges and oil rubbed bronze.

 Here's the exterior right before painting.

And here it is now. Cam was right, once we got it up the color looked darker and better with the house than I thought. Whew. I love it now!

The Painted Deck (Finally!)

Dining Room- baseboards and pictures