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Monday, February 10, 2020

a 'carl' dutch door, a magpie and a kitten

well sweet friends, it has been a while! (insert hands over bashful face;) life has just been, well life. crazy, busy, full and wonderful. and I have gotten used to sharing over on instagram...it is a bit (A LOT;) quicker and easier than blogging. but I have so many cute pictures I want to share...too many for instagram...so dusting off my laptop to share some major cuteness from last summer. and looking through the pictures is making me miss summer! (insert crying face) a magpie in a sweet gingham sundress with her little sun-kissed skin, in front of an amazing coral door, playing with our grayson kitten, surrounded by plants. ahhh, yes summer perfection captured in photos.
I don't want to wish away time, but goodness we are having SO many rainy and gray days, so all of the color in these photos are making me so happy!!!! other than the obvious thing making me happy in these pictures (one super adorable summer magpie;), introducing our new coral dutch door from Simpson door , I have been dreaming of a dutch door in this spot since we started restoring our barn...many YEARS ago. if you've been around a while, you know by now our projects don't move very quickly ;), but it is always worth it when we are done. so this door has been a vision for quite some time, so to see it come to life, well I have one very happy heart. the door is truly the finishing touch on the barn, it is seriously just the cutest...I feel like the pictures don't do it justice! and also to answer some of the most asked questions I get over on instagram when i share this door...the door is from Simpson door and friends it is truly so beautiful! they make SO many beautiful doors, in all shapes and sizes and they were so amazing to work with! and the door is painted a perfect shade of coral, or as James t. farmer says, 'carl". he said that is how his momma always said it, so he now says it, and I now say it! I will never day coral just 'coral' again! it will always be 'carl' from now on (said in my best southern accent;)! I painted a few different samples on the door, paints can change in different lighting, spaces, et., and I thought I would love the one James t. farmer shared, but it didn't work in our space. the winner was Persimmon by Sherwin Williams. I love the way it looks against the green, and the name made me fall in love with it even more! we have a persimmon tree behind our barn..so that makes the color and it's name extra special. and the color on the board and batten on the barn is custom, but SO close to Sherwin Williams Messenger Bag...the color doesn't really look green on the sample, but once you start painting away, it is the perfect 'green but not too in your face green'. and the trim is all painted sherwin William alabaster, the perfect warm white. and the gorgeous porcelain door knob is from Emtek ...it was truly the finishing touch on the door, and just when I didn't think the door could get any prettier...once the beautiful hardware was on...just all the heart eyes friends! so on with lots of pictures of one of our favorite spots...that is currently really making me wish warm and sunny days would hurry up and bless us! oh and i saved the cutest picture for the end! I mean, seriously! could Grayson's face BE any cuter?! he looks like one happy kitten! and now that I've dusted off the laptop friends, I promise to try and post more often...I plan on taking lots of frequently asked questions and answering them here...to try and make it easier to have all of our paint colors and sources in one spot!
I mean!!! I told you I saved the sweetest for last! my heart almost can't handle it! Grayson and magpie both look so happy! oh how I love how our girl has turned us into cat people...she sure loves her kittens so much!

8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this post so much! Thank you for sharing all about your Dutch door and paint colors. It’s all so beautiful! These are the sweetest pictures of Magpie and Grayson! ❤️
    Missy

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  2. So excited to see a post - I just adore your blog!

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  3. I've been searching for a door like this for a while. Thank you for sharing the info, your beautiful home and family.

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