August 10, 2011

Knock, Knock…

Who’s there?

Oh, this fun moose {or elk} door knocker!knocker I have a non-functioning door-bell at the new house, and I just put great brushed nickel numbers on the front door, which I want to paint. But maybe this is what I need for the front door. It’s cheap… £19.99 from Rockett St. George in the UK.

Next question… the house is a pale yellow, and I want to paint the front door a fun colour. Suggestions?

26 comments:

  1. Black!!! Satin finish black.

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  2. Duck Egg Blue! I just like the name :-)

    Nice knocker!
    X

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  3. Traditionally people with yellow houses go with black, burgundy, forest green or navy, but I say...it depends on what you want. In Georgetown (D.C.) people paint their doors hot pink,purple, orange...

    Gray and yellow is so popular right now in design, but I don't like the idea of a gray door.

    I do like Mr. Moose. I have a pine cone door knocker from Michael Healy, and I highly recommend his craftsmanship and quality. I also have a Victorian door knocker on another door.

    http://www.michaelhealy.com/index.php

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  4. Periwinkle or purple. Bright or dark. Experiment until you find what looks good to you.

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  5. I think of you as a blue-loving gal. Why not one of the blues, you can't lose with the yellow + blue combo, it won't pi** off the neighbors, it'll make you happy every time you walk in the door, and Connor will love it because he knows you love blue. Primary blue, cobalt, periwinkle, newport, even peacock, get that fandeck out and have some fun with it. Speaking of blues, sounds like you had quite the negative experience w/ that person who followed you into the bookstore, ugh, but not even one teeeenytiny tableside photo of you lunching with Manner Born, and Bonus Daughter?

    -Flo

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  6. Meg I am thinking a deep plum, or even periwinkle, get lots of large paint cards and tape them on the door for a few days!! Something will strike you!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  7. I wonder if glossy apricot would work (with white trim). Although you may need more contrast. I like the deep plum idea. I'm wanting a dove grey house with a bright yellow door.

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  8. That knocker is great! Turquoise might be the punch of color your door needs although I like the above suggestion of apricot, very '80s.

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  9. I picture a darkish but bright
    blue, Know you will find the right one. Excited about your moose door knocker. You are having a lot of fun areb't you -- abd so are your followers!!!!

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  10. My first thought was purple, but in Baltimore that might be a bit too Ravens-y with the yellow.

    What about a dark magenta? Peacock blue would be my second choice.

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  11. 1. That's definitely a moose.

    2. Door? Red. Or purple.

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  12. I'd go with a Blue of Provence. Though of course, red will bring inspired prosperity!

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  13. I think of pale with pale, bright with bright. So creamy turquoise would be my choice!

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  14. How about painting the door "eggplant"--gives the effect of black, but has a tremendous amount of life in it. I love the moose. Mary

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  15. Love that door knocker! How about a marvelous French blue or something a few shades lighter than egglplant??? What fun for you! Paint away, my dear. If you don't like it, you can change it for $25 and a little elbow grease.

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  16. I vote hot pink, but thats probably too ridiculous!! A nice navy would work though.. right? with white trim?

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  17. love it! not sure if you are being serious - but it really is a showstopper. love the suggestion about painting it!!

    J

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  18. A plumb-black. BM Midnight Navy.

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  19. Well i thing black will be the best choice.

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  20. LOVE the moose! Great knocker!
    As for the door - I say a deep, rich aubergine.

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  21. Love love love the door knocker! I vote for a terracotta colored door.. anytime I can bring an orange hue into the picture, I do!

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  22. Periwinkle.

    I lived in Maine now but was a Baltimoron for much of my life and love your blog.
    There... I'm no longer lurking.

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  23. Love the idea of the blue of your choice, as well as apricot... AND pink! How about a tropical orange for some punch?

    Joel

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  24. So, what did you end up choosing?

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