November 04, 2011

Follow Your Heart


Well, I did it and I love it! The color is Sherwin Williams Aqueduct. I love this color. I want to do the backstroke in it, pour it into a colorful mug, top it with marshmallows and drink it, wrap it up and tuck it under my pillow at night. I would marry this color if I could. I'm ready to commit. Yep it's serious. A little over the top, right? But I am just that into it. I keep forgetting about it and then I walk in to the room and catch sight of it and it just makes me smile. Does your house make you smile? If not you should work on that. Live your life for you! I get that this door might not be for everyone but it is for me and a smile inducing door can only make life better I think.


Here is a wider view of the room so you can see how the door works overall. And there is Millie pouting on her pillow because I'm too busy to throw her ball for her.

As with any project I do, this one seems to be having a snowball effect. I will soon be attempting a slipcover for that ottoman and I'm searching for an antique dresser to fit where that entry table is. Outside that window is the covered front porch where I will be spending a good portion of the next few days painting. My hope is to have all of the house painting done by Thanksgiving. Be gone hunter green paint! Be gone mustard gold paint! Be gone molding the color of manila folders!

I seem to be in major nesting mode lately. Is it just me? Do you think it's the weather? I will try to stop long enough to share my progress. Hoping your weekend is as happy as an aqua door!

75 comments:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I can see why your so Happy, that color is Wonderful~ I Love Blue & that shade is Perfect!

Lili said...

Oh that is just so pretty and it made me smile too just looking at it! You're so cute the way you write. Happy nesting to you! ~Lili

Anonymous said...

I sooooo love your aqua door....is one of my favorite colors! I so wanted to paint my exterior doors this fabulous color....but the husband won and we went with red, which I love also.

I just love your blog and watching you transform your cottage and make it your own! We have been here 8yrs and I am still making this farmhouse my own......are we ever really done? lol!

By the way....love the pups bed! did you make it? love the fabric!

Claudia said...

Oh, one of my favorite shades of blue! It looks simply wonderful - transformed. I would be grinning from ear to ear every time I caught a glimpse of that door!

xo
Claudia

Have you seen the door on my dollhouse - very close to the same color!

Meg said...

Aaak! I love it! So great to bring in the fresh aqua and it works perfectly with your room.

Susan S. said...

I LOVE that color! I almost went with that color when I recently painted my walls and front door purple.Have a great weekend and keep making yourself smile! It's addictive....:)

sunny said...

It's beautiful! But if you really want to be happy, go throw the ball a few times!! Good luck with all your painting. I've got the itch to redo my kitchen. It does not make me happy right now, but some new paint and curtains might just do the trick.

Sarah said...

Oh I love it! I think I'll ask Nick to pull some strings at Sherwin Williams and have them rename that color "zen jen blue." It's just so perfect and so you, sweets! Great job!

The Remnant Room said...

Looks fabulous!! Your happiness is contagious! Have a great weekend!
Paula

Destiny said...

That really IS a GREAT color! Makes me want to go out and buy the paint and paint my door as well haha! My husband would probably shoot me if I painted our door - perhaps I could paint it when he's away for business. Think he'd notice it when he got home?;)

Jeanne said...

Whoo hoooo! Super Fab. 10 pts!
xo jeanne.

Shannon said...

I LOVE it!!! That color is so beautiful, I can't wait to see the front when you are all done :)

Scraps said...

It looks great!

In our last house I had the back wall of my craft room/studio/office painted a vibrant berry color and, yes, it made me smile and gave me a bit of a creative jolt each time I walked into the room.

Into Vintage said...

It's perfect! Funny how such a little change can bring such a lift. Have a wonderful weekend going in and out of your beautiful door :-)

Cottage 1945 said...

Love, love, love it! So wonderful, I may have to find something to paint just so I can use that color.

Julie said...

I love it, too, and love how it pops gently and happily in the room.

~ an irish smile said...

OHHH!!!! I so LOVE THIS!!! BEAUTIFUL - just BEAUTIFUL!

Ann said...

Love it! Everybody should have something that they see everyday in their favorite color ... just brings cheer.

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Jen, it turned out beautiful! I love how you are loving it! Outside your window, do I see a blue ceiling in your porch?
Julie

Amy R. said...

It is perfect! That might have to be the new color of my door to the garage. It is needing dome major help and I could not decide on a color. I am in the nesting phase too!

Kimber-Leigh said...

oh, i love the door! it makes me happy too!

Whosyergurl said...

Jen,
Looks great! I see so many things that I like...the door, the (matching) bag...the umbrella basket. No...my house doesn't make me smile. It is a MESS! And my son and his girlfriend are coming for Thanksgiving! YIKES!
xo, Cheryl

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I. LOVE. YOUR. AQUA. DOOR.

It is the perfect color! I have been in the nesting mood too. I think it definitely is the cooler weather!

Debby said...

I love the color of the door. It works perfectly in that cute COZY room.

Julia said...

Beautiful! Such a happy color. It really brightens up the whole room.

melody-mae said...

holy moly. i. love. that. color!

Jerusalem said...

it is PERFECT! So glad you found this happy color!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIN the aqua door!!!!! it rocks!!!!! and the doggie is as precious as can be too!!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your happy colour. We should enjoy our homes as much as possible.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I adore your aqua door! It really adds character to the room. Great choice! Best wishes, Tammy

Kim Grey said...

That blue door is sooo beautiful! I love the color. It really adds something to the room. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the paint colors!

Kit said...

Yes, it is quite perfect and a lovely lovely color. I too nest at this time of year and I love being in my home just relaxing by the fire. Kit

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's gorgeous!!! Aqua is my favorite color!
Michelle

Kim said...

Love the aqua too! Also love that drafting table and stool.

Comeca Jones said...

Your place looks so sweet.I love the door color.

Victoria and Jeremy said...

things that make you go aah!
spot on Jen!

traci said...

I LOVE IT JEN. it looks awesome. makes me smile too.

LANA said...

I'd say it's a huge success!! I love that colour! If you are ever in want of a le creuset pot, you should check out their carribbean colour!

Courtney said...

I love to live outside the box on color! I had a lovely coffee brown living room at one point and it was beautiful! I agree...if you don't smile at your rooms...do something! Paint!! Super color! Love it!

Every Day Blessings said...

Beautiful, it feels so refreshing!

Snips And Snails and Piggy Tails said...

It's gorgeous!!! I love it!!!

Julie Harward said...

I love this color...the perfect shade! We have a Golden too, his name is Cougar. We just bought a 1937 home...I can't wait to get started on it! ;D

Salina said...

Your door turned out wonderful. I love the whole look of the room actually. And I quite enjoyed your detailed description of your feelings on the color you used. It really made my day.:)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

That door is gorgeous! I love, love, love the pop of color it brings to the room. I love it when I have weekends (or weeks) with lots of "nesting" involved. I love to get a lot done!

~Shanon

The Pink Porch said...

Perfect blue. LOVE it!

Tea Cozy House said...

love it too! i painted an adirondack chair in that color this summer...can't wait to see the rest of your progress.

Angela said...

Love that pretty pop of blue in your home!

Yvonne said...

Love the color...has happiness written all over it!

Melanie said...

Love your aqua door. Can definitely see why it makes you happy - it's a "happy" color! Really brightens up the room.

Gingham and Flowers said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous. I really love that colour. The door of our new house is horrible varnished dark wood. Looks miserable from the outside and makes our hall feel quite dark. I am longing to paint it something lighter and brighter. You've really inspired me today with that beautiful blue. Fiona

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Ah...a woman after mine own cottage heart! Perfectly wonderful!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Coralie

A Cottage Muse said...

I love it too!
I am in the middle of painting the outside of my front door a shade of turquoise. It is bright and I am wondering if I should tone it down with some stain. Going to change the inside color too now!

Elyse said...

LOVE. THE. DOOR.

thank you for intuitively sharing the paint color on the very first line.

what to paint ...

fall brings out the nesting, for sure. flannel sheets are making their debut!

xo
elyse

Mrs. Pauls said...

I lOVE the teacup on your header. It makes me happy just to look at it! Would you be willing to share the pattern and company?

Thank you so much!

The Lind Family said...

I LOVE it!!!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I LOVE that door! It's so you Jen - so you - and just so perfect!

Reenie said...

LOVE it :)

Under the Willow said...

I chose Sherwin Williams to match a color from Rust-Oleum for our kitchen cabinets - Seaside. Not blue like your fabulous door picture, but a mix of green/blue.

Hope you can take the time to visit my blog- just posted about the beginning of the kitchen re-do.

Teresa said...

Love it, JJ! And I just may snatch that blue bag right off it's hook.
Love the way you're feathering your nest, little missy!
p.s. Have I told you that I frequently dream of your paisley top? The one Mads wore in her pics? I've even searched for it online a few times.
I know.

Ann said...

It's perfect!

Rachel R said...

Hi Jen...it looks marvelous! I myself am quite a fan of a little aqua now and then. What's the name of the colour on your walls?I'm looking for a nice "white" to paint my master bath.

Steph said...

Hi! Just dropped by to say I am 100% in love with your entry. The door is definitely 75% of that, but the hardwood floors and gorgeous wall color (which I would looove the name of) and the cute sleepy puppy make me want to send it flowers. Probably lilies. Anyway, great job!

Michelle in N. Cal said...

I found your blog via Pinterest and I had to say "hello" when I saw we used the same exact color for the inside of our front door! I looove it in your home! I'll bet it gets as many compliment

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

oh my!!!! i absolutely love it too! : )

Laurie Jones said...

Seriously I have never seen an aqua door and after I've seen yours I don't know why everyone doesn't have an aqua door! It is big time beautiful Jen!!!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh oh oh! I just LOVE the door! I have been really wanting to paint our interior doors a color, but it needs to be light because the hallway is so dark that anything dark or drab would be a big bummer most of the year. Something super cheery and happy like this could be my ticket! You are a genius!!!

~Angela~

Tery H said...

I love your door! I was searching for a picture to show my husband and found your blog. Its beautiful and now I know I must do it. Thank you, thank you!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

I love your aqua door and lovely entry!! I hopped over from Meegan's...I'm the girl with the crazy ladder bed canopy...and your newest follower :) Have a great weekend!! Laurel

Michelle said...

What is the color of your walls? The door is beautiful!

Angel said...

Beautiful pop of Color! Love the Aqua!! I am curious too what color is on your walls? Thanks :-)

Angel
www.whimsyliving.com

Linda Curlee said...

Color on walls? Thanks!

Jen Kershner said...

It's Benjamin Moore Natural Cream.

Jam said...

what color is the door trim? LOVE the door! I currently have painters block and think you just helped me end it!! Thanks so much!

Jen Kershner said...

The trim is Benjamin Moore White Dove.