love this door

could I DIY this? whitewash the brick at front of the house - love this image. Entrance to a white washed brick house with rusty metal planters on either side, whitewashed stone stairs, a black front door, and lantern style lights

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Door color is Amherst Gray. Amherst is a beautiful interior cabinetry color as well. Benjamin Moore for exterior door from kitchen

* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that  sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses  that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and  has been using it to change the looks of many homes this season. You're  welcome Jojo!  One of the first things I knew I wanted to do when we purchased our home  was to white-wash the brick. I wasn't sure what method I wanted to do  specifically but…

How To: Mortar Wash (German Smear) a Brick Fireplace (Updated May 2016)

Why this works: all white flowers, all clay pots, wide gray stairs and beautiful white clapboard house.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Ideas

French Farmhouse White flowers—including salvia, violas, petunias, begonias, and lantana—adorn the side porch. Farmhouse Decorating and Garden Ideas - Country Living

Love the Front Entry Urns

Garden Topics: Design Ideas, An Entry Garden, Making the Trip to Your Door Memorable

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Outdoor dining area, paved with crushed stone, just outside the kitchen. Also love house colors, French doors, and potted plants!

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Green door on an all white house. Coastal Home ~ Photography by Huset I Lunden ~ So prestine, so cute. Remember the song, 'Behind the Green Door'.

country living exterior

55 Different Front Door Inspiration Ideas {in just about every paint color possible

Great entry at Christmas time. Like the etched glass house number for someone else's front door (meaning: not ours), or another etched design would work on our side door to provide privacy but still let light in.

boxwood topiaries - I WOULD LOVE GREENERY ON THE BALCONY OR BY THE ENTRANCE minus the dog statues

Brush black on pots Painting Exterior Doors -- Black Doors,boxwood and naturally dog statues flanking the doors!

New England style there we go, large planters and lanterns again!

Cottage house front door with potted plants. White house with black front door and black shutters.