Hooked on Painted Doors


Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of each week to celebrate the things that make us happy. One thing that never fails to make me smile is a colorful entry door. I’m tempted to paint mine something fun and bright, but I’m not sure what color I’d go with. Right now I’ve got a very basic and boring dark-green door. Yawn. I’d much prefer a yellow door with character, like the one above. Or a cool and modern blue like the one below.


Not sure I’d be up for a pink door, but I sure did like it on this Victorian Painted Lady that I took a tour of last year (if you missed that post, click here to see it):


It looked even prettier with this sweet girl standing next to it (that’s my daughter Lily, who was excited to see a door that was painted in her favorite colors):


What color is your front door? (Yellow door photographed by Anna Kern. Blue door via Domino.)

Don’t forget–today is The Inspired Room’s Beautiful Life party, too! She’s having a Lisa Leonard giveaway today.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on today! If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below. Just please be sure to:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
  2. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is talking about today!
  3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
  4. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again.

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
2. cristin @ simplified bee (tips on decorating fireplace mantels)
3. Olive Rue
4. Porch Days (crafting)
5. Kim @ Everything Etsy (Pincushions)
6. BeachBrights (Chapter 7 Adoption Story)
7. The Shabby Chic Cottage – Shopping
8. DesignTies (Lunenburg tall ships – Bluenose)
9. Lindsay @ Likely Design (My first giveaway! Eco-friendly softbowls! :)
10. Atticmag (The Perfect Cheesecake)
11. A Beach Lovers Place (The Matter of the Header)
12. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
13. Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm (Exuberant Garden)
14. Terry (Pent Roofs and Petticoats)
15. Kate @ Stolen Moments (east meets west burgers)
16. Beach Cottage Love (white rooms)
17. linda @ Heartfire At Home – Books and Home Libraries
18. A Bird In The Hand: Hooked on NYC!
19. creations From My Heart (Haute Handbags)
20. Stephanie @ A Fine House (tissue Pom-Poms)
21. Linda at Lime in the Coconut~Top Model Home contest!~
22. A Simple Walk (kindergarten)
23. Kimm at Reinvented (Family Heirlooms)
24. Things That Inspire (an inspirational book from one of my favorite designers))
25. A Penny Saved – $6 curtain panels!!!
26. MissCaron(a mountain escape)
27. Black eyed Susan’s kitchen
28. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (table linens)
29. Struggling to be Stylish (Sorry! Hooked on Sets of Six)
30. Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst (castles)
31. Struggling to be Stylish (Hooked on Sets of Six)
32. Joan@anythinggoeshere ~ hooked on cheap fall decorating
33. SuzyHomemaker (SandCastles)
34. gail-hooked on junk (windows)
35. Jenny@Kerr Family Blog (Antique Anglo-Saxon Reviews)
36. Wanderluster @ RamblingRenovators (kids’ rooms!)
37. Shanty2Chic~Ashley’s Hooked on Numbers!
38. Shanty2Chic~Whitney’s Hooked on Burlap!
39. Laurie@My Domicile Style (Friday Find: Fabulous Fabric!)
40. Fifi Flowers Hooked on Sporty Fashions & Giveaway!
41. Kat @ Pretty in Pink and Green (Antique Teacups)
42. Hooked on THIS White Kitchen (Colour me Happy)
43. Deana
44. elizabeth@alizardsdailyjourney.typepad.com
45. Pam@GardenDesigns more (Rock Furniture)
46. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Chick Flick Club}
47. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (easy dinner recipes)
48. Our Nifty Notebook (Perfect Camera Bag)
49. Elaine @ At Home ‘n About (Shabby Chic)
50. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (glitter pumpkins)
51. Oops! I Craft My Pants (Kelly Hoppen)
52. Trish@TheOldPostRoad (great view)
53. Jennevieve@HouseInsideOut (Hooked on making marshmallows)
54. Eating Simply – The Frugal Cook’s Ribollita
55. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove (Fall Goodwill Finds)
56. {better than candy}
57. Living Locurto (Halloween Party Free Download)
58. Marsha’s Mpressions (summer turns to fall)
59. Simply Sweet Home (chicken tetrazzini)
60. Simply Sweet Home (hand stamped jewelry giveaway)
61. Beautiful Giveaway!
62. Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm (Junk Bonanza!)
63. Pat
64. Dagny @ Beautiful Living (Chic, Unique and AFFORDABLE art!!!)
65. ImagineCozy (Design Style)
66. Claudia@DipityRoad(Autumn Grasses)
67. Katie @ Making This Home
68. Leanne@Organize & Decorate (handmade cards)
69. Newlyweds (Playing in the rain)
70. Sara (one day – stuff about things)
71. Julie ~ The Little Red Shop
72. Why S? (Fern Canyon and Redwood Forests)
73. Wayfaring Wanderer {Hk’d on Quickstops}
74. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Decorative Pillow)
75. Tara @ Feels like home (lousy singing)
76. Kathy@Creative Home Expressions {Chunky Black Shelves}
77. janice|Sharing the Journey {hooked on doing life laundry}
78. Erin’s Awesome Blog (Unpacking and Decorating)
79. Paula Grace
80. Paula Grace
81. Deb-Fall Crow Canisters
82. Boulevard Interior Design Free Advice Art and Picture Arrangement
83. Your home, only better. (Milk Commercial)
84. Ashley @ A Hasty Life (Checklists)
85. Stephanie@Geezees(Giveaway!)
86. pk @ room remix – Shopping GIVEAWAY
87. Lavender and Lilies
88. TidyMom (Family Dinner Table)
89. Paula and Pups
90. Kelli@JOY(Sisters)
91. The Stylish House {Enchanted Makeovers}
92. Ashleys Busy (Pendants and Hummingbird )
93. Finding Fabulous (white dish love)
94. Carolina Mama (Disney on Ice Giveaway)
95. Paper Glue Etc. (CARDS, CARDS, CARDS)
96. Rhianna Claire (My ipod)
97. velvet and linen (hooked on the skirted round table and round top antiques)
98. Naomi@Thirteen and South (Crafts Projects and Charity)
99. Katie Darling
100. In Everything (caterpillar science project)
101. Amy (Dollar Store Decoupage Bud Vase)
102. Susan Lang Hooked on Dogs! Functional Design For a home with a dog.
103. Sarah (Summit Avenue Houses)
104. annies home – hooked on the heart of the home
105. Kitchen Stewardship (Yogurt and Kefir Starters – GIVEAWAY)
107. High Heeled Foot in the Door
108. Outdoor Curtains & PVC Rods (Let It Shine)
109. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints
110. Hydrangea Home (painted doors)
111. Ramona@A Day in the Life of Ramona {PUMPKINS!}
112. e-Mom (Ultimate Latte Art)
113. Cozy Kitchen by the Sea-Smokey BBQ Brisket
114. Miss Mustard Seed (Hooked on Ironstone!)
115. DIY Newlyweds – Favorite Design Tools
116. The Architectural Antique Review
117. Puna @ LifeSignatures
118. The Little Bean Blog (Heirloom Party and doors)
119. Peachy Papaya
120. Jessica (hooked on gratitude)
121. Julie @ Organizement (cupcakes)
122. La Maison et la Jardin – Hooked on French Houses
123. Live In Full Color
124. Annie@A View on Design

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  1. says

    I LOVE the robin’s egg blue (!) door – the modern architecture with antiques, the best of both worlds. Must be my gemini personality! AND I’m so excited I finally had my act together in time to partake in a Hooked on Fridays post!
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Recipe for a Perfect Summer Weekend in NYC =-.

  2. says

    Love these pictures! My front door is knotty alder. Would you believe that I caught the painters filling in the knots when they were staining it???? Had a freakout right then and there!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Getting it together =-.

  3. says

    I love painted doors too. I’m trying to decide what color to paint mine, maybe red. I’m not sure yet. I really like that yellow one. Thanks for hosting!
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Surprise Vacation =-.

  4. says

    I love painted doors! These doors are beautiful. My own front door is currently a very plain old brown. I’ve always wanted a glossy red door, and it’s on my list of things to do.

    Linda. :)

  5. says

    Oh … I love painted front doors! I’ve always wanted a red door … although I did a series on entryways and the front doors I ended up loving the best were the solid wood with stain and no paint. It’s so hard to decide though I guess it depends on the house.
    .-= MissCaron´s last blog ..just because … =-.

  6. says

    Love those yellow double doors! My door is a red-brown that matches the shutters… nothing nearly as happy or charming as the doors you show. Repainting it a warm robin’s egg blue has recently crossed my mind…
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Coffee Table: A Love Story =-.

  7. says

    I’m so sorry for messing up Mr Linky – I should know better than to try to squeeze him in before feeding dinner guests.

    I do like the modern blue door you found, but the colorful Victorian one no doubt looks stunning with that architecture too. My front door is blue, but it’s not a very exciting shade – one of about six specified by the HOA. I’d love to have a purple door like Kelly!
    .-= Struggler´s last blog ..Celebrating with Sixes =-.

  8. says

    I love painted doors, Julia, and not just red, black or white ~ I really like those similar to what you’ve shown. We don’t have any too out of the ordinary where I live, but every once in a while I drive by a house that dared to be different. Mine is white right now, but I’ve always wanted to do red or black.

  9. says

    If drooling over photos of houses were illegal, you’d be done for pushing. I come here and feel like I’ve had a fix!

    Our front door is wooden and boring, but my husband’s wary of me painting it – even the neighbours who can see it from their front door have subtly voiced their concerns about me being too radical for the street! Everyone else has dull brown woodwork, but I painted our woodwork a rusty-red orange that makes our brick house zing. (Our south facing, sunny back door is painted a gorgeous Mediterranean blue; it’s in a white wall covered with jasmine and flanked by hydrangeas and a potted olive tree!)

    I love painted doors and adored taking photos of doors and shuttered windows when I lived in Greece and Portugal. Your daughter’s even more gorgeous than that pink door. I couldn’t live with it, but I do love the passion of the person who painted it! The yellow one is dreamy.

    Thanks, Julia!
    .-= janice´s last blog ..Life Laundry…revisited =-.

  10. says

    I love painted doors. I’ve always wanted a black and white house with a red door. Currently, I have a gray green house with a wood door. It is a very pretty carved door. Love the name Lily. Have a great weekend.

  11. says

    I love painted doors. All of the doors in my house were painted white, so I am adding some color and it just makes it so much more fun!

    Lily is adorable. That is a great door! Victorians always have such beautiful color.
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Time for the weekend =-.

  12. Carol M says

    Mine is a barn red. But at our lake house the door is an old door with a big beveled glass window — it’s stained a walnut color. But I couldn’t resist adding a punch of color. I just painted the screen door a very vibrant lime green.

  13. says

    Your daughter is adorable. I love how she is color coordinated with that fantastic door. Right now our door is painted apple green, but I think it’s going to change soon. I haven’t decided what to do next. That yellow door is certainly inviting. Hmmmm…. Thank you for the inspiration.

    .-= velvet and linen´s last blog ..from round table to round top! =-.

  14. says

    those doors are wonderful. I love a pop of color. I think its especially lovely on french doors leading out into a garden!

  15. says

    Yes, yes, yes. I LOVE painted doors. My current home features the nicest door I’ve ever had in any house. Solid mahogany. Very nice. But the truth of the matter is that I hate the fact that I can’t paint the door. Well, I shouldn’t say “can’t,” but in truth it would be rather a shame to cover this beautiful wood. . . but I like a painted door better! I’ve had black, I’ve had Charleston green (very dark, almost black), I’ve had Talbot’s red–and I’ve loved them all. The ones you picture here are so much fun!!
    .-= Richella at Imparting Grace´s last blog ..Heirloom Day =-.

  16. says

    Love both of those doors! So fun…mine is white on one side and green (an ugly weird light green) on the other…yawn. I would love a painted dutch door! Have a wonderful weekend!
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..Crazy for Numbers~ =-.

  17. says

    Just linked up with my blog! Actually, I’m still a blogging and linking “virgin” so I’m hoping I did this correctly and all went well. I am officially Hooked On Thrifty Treasures. Stop by my blog and read all about my latest finds!

    Smiles & Hugs,

  18. says

    I love painted door with a pop color. I really wanted to paint my front door pink, but hubby was not too happy about that. So I went with black instead. Talk about a total turn around, but it came out great!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    .-= Camila´s last blog ..The Cat’s Meow =-.

  19. says

    Julia-I came here to add my post about painted doors that I did last week inspired by our trip to Maine. How funny – you also posted about painted doors! I love them too. And I think I’m going to go with a Robin’s Egg Blue. Also, I accidentaly linked to the wrong post on my blog if you want to delete it – it’s # 111.
    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Dawn-Hydrangea Home´s last blog ..Office Chic at Make Mine Pink Friday =-.

  20. says

    OOh I love painted doors too. And the one with Lily is so cute! Our front door is painted black, but I’d love to paint it cobalt blue. Maybe one day!

  21. says

    Love these doors! I’m actually in the middle of a door dilemma, perhaps you could offer a few pearls of wisdom?? I’m trying to decided whether to paint (white) or stain my sidelights on the brand new fir door I bought. The door itself is going to be a deep walnut. What would you do?
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Heirloom Party =-.

  22. says

    Why do most of us have dull doors? Girls, this is not a big committment! Mine is dull green w/ pretty plum shutters and natural shingles. I think it’s high time for a turquoise door!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    .-= Roberta´s last blog ..Beach Bum Baby on Waterside Wednesday =-.

  23. says

    I love yellow doors! I painted mine two colors of yellow last year & added a vintage style striped canvas shade. I smile to my self whenever I walk up my front steps.
    .-= StuccoHouse´s last blog ..One Inch Short =-.

  24. says

    I’m a bit obsessed with door color- just changed mine to BM’s Classic Burgundy and love it! A friend just painted hers the most vivid orangy red ( on a tudor )- it gives just the perfect punch of modern color! It’s amazing how much a change of color on the front door can make such a huge impact on your house’s curb appeal.
    .-= Live In Full Color´s last blog ..Best In Color: September Week 3 =-.