A Green Door Makes Me Happy

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love green.  Green makes me happy. I just can’t help it.  It’s found outside in the grass, trees, and flowers.  It bursts forth with Spring and so, bringing green in my house makes sense for me.

Green. makes. me. HAPPY!

I got a can of Annie Sloan Antibes Green and had plans to use it in my bedroom on a piece of furniture, but when I tried it out in there, it just didn’t work with my other greens.  Another creative thought came into my head and I thought, why not add that color to the inside laundry room door.  That door goes to the outside and it’s white, so why not make that a happy door.  It would flow well with my gray and white stripes in the space and I planned to add color in there anyway once I get moving on more plans to beautify that space.

It’s certainly not done yet, although it’s a lot better than it was.

white door in laundry room

Why not take an out of the way door and make it happy? That’s what I say!  White is plain and not very inspiring on a door, so I decided to kick it up a notch.

tape knobs with Frogtape

First, I taped off the doorknob and hinges with my trusty FrogTape.  Love that stuff!

tape hinges with Frogtape

Protect the hinges from paint.

one coat Annie Sloan Antibes Green

I used a small foam roller and rolled on the Annie Sloan Antibes Green.  Worked out great. It goes on nice and smooth.  You don’t have to prime with Annie Sloan paint.  I will probably go back and wax both of the doors that I’ve painted and that will help protect the finish even more, but from what I hear you don’t have to prime. This is a metal door too.  This is after one coat.

Antibes Green door

I did three coats to make it nice and well covered and now it’s HAPPY and I love it!

long shot laundry room green door

Looks fantastic with my gray and white striped concrete floors that I did awhile back.  This room will eventually come together and will look even better once I finish all the painting and get things organized in here.  I’m so thankful to have this space, an all purpose laundry room, mudroom, and storage room.  And eventually potting shed too, once I get a sink installed.


In the meantime, this cheerful green door makes ME happy.  Rhonda’s dog, Cody likes it too.

closeup of Cody

Isn’t he a cutie?  It’s fun to have a dog around again. It’s been awhile for me.  He greets me every morning outside my door and if that doesn’t make your day go better, nothing will.  Smile

Door close

Loving my green door!

Do you have an interior door you’d like to paint a happy cheerful color? 

What are you waiting for?!  Back door, side door, or even front door.

What’s to stop you from adding a punch of color on that door? 


Note:  This is a sponsored post from FrogTape.  I’m a brand ambassador for them and they compensate me for sharing my projects that I do with Frogtape.  All opinions and ideas are my own. 

I’m heading up to Charlotte today for a 2 day meeting with Rustoleum, along with several of my blog friends.  It’s sure to be a fun time and I’ll be taking pics and reporting in.  Can’t wait to see some  new products from them!


- Rhoda


  1. Loving that door to your backyard! I am so excited to see what you put together for the exterior landscape and the back porch. That is going to be one sweet spot!

  2. Oh, we are so on the same page, Rhoda! I just started a project this week using Antibes Green and I LOVE it. So fresh! Great idea to do the door… I painted the inside of my front door several months ago a great navy blue and it’s got me itching to do all the others. 🙂
    Enjoy your day!
    xo Heidi

  3. That looks great! I too love greens (and blues). I could easily move into your new home and be very happy! Every post you do about your home makes me one step closer to your doorstep!

  4. Love it Rhoda! We need a green door too! 🙂

  5. I love the greens in your home….especially your office…the green door turned out great…Kim (Savvy Southern) used the Annie Sloan lacquer on her kitchen cabinets due to more “wear and tear” … I wonder if the lacquer would work on the door in lieu of wax…Just love that color!

  6. Love the green, I bought another roll of frog tape yesterday,discovered that because of your blog…pricier but worth it!

  7. What a great idea! Love the color.

  8. Do you by any chance remember a few months back I posted on Hometalk my hallway at the cabin and asked for advice about the door colors? Well, that green color is the color I choose! I first bought a lovely runner in green with a graphic tree pattern and then picked the right green. I really love it! I didn’t post anything because it is not finished yet…still looking for some wall art and maybe a shallow sofa table. Thanks so much for your help with that and I’m loving reading about your house updates!

    • Hey, Doreen, I do remember that conversation. I was thinking you might go for more hunter green, but this green certainly pops. It fact, the Color of the Year from Pantone is Emerald green, not so far off this color.

  9. awe that’s an awesome color! and a cute puppy too – have fun in Charlotte! I grew up there and I love that town 🙂

  10. Love the green door! My mom would flip…green is her favorite color!
    Have a great week.

  11. So funny that I ran across this post today….last night I put a pic of my house, to show the color and asked my friends to help me out. I have a golden/beige sort of color on the house but my shutters and front door are white. I wanted to know what color they thought I should paint the door and would it look ok since I was leaving the shutters white. Hunter green was a color picked, along with red and teal. Going to just jump out and try it….what have I got to lose other then maybe repainting it again if I don’t like it. That is a pretty green on your door.

  12. I recently painted the door between my kitchen and laundry room ASCP Graphite. I had never heard of anyone using it on a door, but I thought it was a great application. I have a houseful of dogs and white doors are always dirty and with the ASCP touchups will be much easier. I have a sample pot of Antibes that I am having fun with. Great color. Love your house.

  13. Your project turned out great. I, myself, have a thing for red doors!

  14. I too decorate alot of my home with green or green accents. Next up on my green parade is my master bath I’m painting it with Sherwin Williams “Aloe” for a nice soothing spa “like” bath. Not to mention Green is my maiden name.LOL

  15. So pretty! Fun fact: I love green doors so much, I named my blog after my lively green (front) door.

  16. Hey Rhoda~I love green, too. Most of my downstairs has some sort of green and also the master bedroom. You can see a couple of my green doors here:
    Love your green door and love seeing what you’re doing to your new house. You’re inspiring! ~Linda

  17. Love your green door!

  18. I’m with you…green is my favorite color.

  19. I’ve been getting your blog posts again but there seems to be a new glitch…each blog post is being sent twice, at the same time! Just thought you’d like to know. Love the green door!

  20. Love the green door Rhoda!! And I love Antibes green but I must admit it scares me a bit!! LOL I usually mix it with white or graphite to tone it down some. But you’ve got me thinking I need to just go bold with it! 😉

  21. I migrate to green — always. I wear it and surround myself with it. I even have green eyes! Ha! Green is so full of life!


  22. Looks great Rhoda!

    Big hugs,

  23. That is a fun door!

  24. Thank you for the tips!

    I love your happy door. I also love green and have a shade of it by master.

    But I have happy door too. I love blues. http://butterflyandbungalow.blogspot.com/search?q=trimmed+door

    I am working on another inside door today. What’s the difference between frog tape and painter’s tape?

    I knew to tape the handles, but it didn’t dawn on me to tape the hinges. I’ve been going around them so carefully that it has been taking forever!

  25. Rhoda you have left me in a puff of…PAINT! I’m just getting my doors black!

    Funny thing…when looking at you pix at first I thought you had frog taped the whole door! Lol

  26. Love the green door! How fun!

  27. Great shade of green. Really beautiful. Cody is an adoable sweet looking dog. 😉

  28. Rhoda, I love green too & that’s spectacular! The door looks great. You are living in the right place being in Atlanta. I was amazed at how green it was when I was there a few years ago. Looks like you are doing wonderful things with your laundry room. Love the stripes on the concrete! I’ve been wanting to try out Annie Sloan paints, and I just bought some frog tape for my painting projects.

  29. I’ve been looking for the perfect green to paint in a niche in my home…I think you’ve found it in the ASCP! Cody is precious – looks like he’s doing his “play stance” and ready to help with the next project!

  30. I love that shade of green! I’ve thought about using ASCP on my kitchen cabinets and interior doors and was wondering how it holds up to every day use. Perhaps you can give us an update on that? 😉

  31. I enjoyed your pictures and writing. However, I was taken aback when you brought God into your narrative. Religion is so private a thing and this is such an inappropriate forum. Like a lot of people I’m not religious and I resent the gratuitous religious palaver. It’s something best left to a religious blog or talking to your best friends. I won’t be back.

    • HI, Sal, that is certainly your choice on which blogs you read, however, as personal a thing as religion and God are, I will definitely be keeping it and Him in my writing and my blog. He’s a huge part of my life and whether you or anyone else gets that, it’s my blog and I’ll keep God right there where He needs to be. Thank you and I’m sure you’ll find plenty of blogs to read who won’t offend you.

      • I think there are a lot of dyi bloggers out there who express their closeness to God, and I think that’s totally appropriate as long as that’s who they truly are. This is the place for Rhonda to express whatever she feels inspired without holding back and that’s how a blog should be. Thanks!

  32. Oh, that is so pretty!! Just so pretty! I’ve been itching to get my hands on some Annie Sloan chalk paint because I want to update the ugly table and hutch in my breakfast nook. I can’t make up my mind on color, though. I REALLY like this. An unexpected pop of bold color is always so wonderful. The entire Annie Sloan line reminds me of a Victorian-ish era. Not that I was there. Almost, but not quite. Your eye for color is unmatched, Miss Rhoda.

    I love green, too. The outside of my house is green and white. It reminds me of a gingerbread house I once saw. I knew when we bought that I’d want a green exterior. But then I got carried away and brought the outside in as well. I have green everywhere. I don’t hate it, I just think it’s dark now and I’m on a mission to lighten it all up.

    We call our house Accio Dream (Harry Potter reference even though I’m almost 40) and it’s our haven. http://accordingtostats.blogspot.com/

    I’m looking forward to hopefully finding my place in the blogosphere and inspiring as much as I’ve been inspired. 🙂

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