We have been working on the outside of our house for...forever, it seems like. We currently have one window (on the front of the house) painted the correct colors, one window scraped and primed, and one window half scraped. We've had the front door stripped of it's dark gray paint for about a year now; we had decided to stain it. But after involuntarily commenting on other people's bright painted doors, Seth said to me "Ummm, it seems like you want to paint the door instead of stain it."
"Oh, I guess, I do!" So we decided to stain the inside of the door (which is yet to be done) and paint the out side the same color as the window sashes.
I forgot to get a "before" picture, but below is the inside of the door which pretty much looks exactly the same as the outside before we painted it...so, you get the picture.
Next we need to take off the iron door, add numbers and a good light fixture, and finish painting the inside of the portico. Oh, I can't wait 'til it's all done!