Our Repainted Door is a Tribute

Our front door has been a shiny black since we moved into our house in 2007. It looked great, but we wanted a change, and Kara came up with a great idea to honor the memory of our dear friend Denise D’Ascenzo. “Let’s paint it coral.”

Denise’s favorite color was coral, and all shades of it. She would describe the color of clothes she wore by calling her outfit shrimp, salmon, persimmon, rose and the list would go on. She knew every shade. Denise called coral a “happy color” and wore it throughout her life.

Deniseโ€™s friends, family and coworkers wore coral ribbons in the weeks after her death.

To get the project going I went to Ring’s End in Wethersfield where the folks there have helped us out for years. We chose Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore. I sanded the door, primed it and put on three coats over the weekend. When Wayne and Kathryn, Denise’s husband and daughter saw it, they were deeply moved. I repainted a couple of flower boxes for good measure.

What do you think?

55 replies »

  1. Looks fantastic, Dennis!! I can see that big smile of approval and appreciation on Deniseโ€™s beautiful face


  2. Love it for many reasons!:
    1. The Tribute To our Beloved Denise โค๏ธ
    2. Your Friendship to Denise
    3. The color!


  3. I love it! Once again, you show the value of your relationship with Denise and the way you continue to honor her is deeply beautiful. Nice job, Dennis!


  4. Dennis and Kara it is absolutely gorgeous. The color is brilliant. A wonderful tribute to a beautiful lady. The planter boxes are a great touch too! Brings it all together.
    Denise will forever be your Guardian Angel at the front door of your home. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ


  5. To honor Denise in this way show just how deep your friendship goes..Denise would be so elated by this wonderful gesture and proud at the same time..RIP Denise we all miss you so much..God Bless yoy House Family.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


  6. SO pretty. (and it accents the brick work nicely!) True friendship is a treasured but rare gift.


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