Why we will never be seen on HGTV

October 8th, 2012

“I want to paint our front door bright red.”


“No! Like in FENG SHUI. Houses with red doors are supposed to attract money.”



17 Responses to “Why we will never be seen on HGTV”

  1. Jerusalem says:

    I have a red door! And so do Episcopal churches!

  2. Funny, I’m working on a front porch makeover right now. Stripping a wrought iron post to preserve the authenticity of a 50’s house is overrated but I can see the light. I too considered a red door but since we are eventually going to screw authenticity, paint the brick, & get a new door, I guess I won’t.

  3. Bev says:

    Instead of red, how about cranberry? It’s all about phrasing you know…giggle!

    • Now, why didn’t I think of that? I could have said, “pimento!”

      • thisKat says:

        She’s right. Red lights are for ladies of the night. Red doors are like Elizabeth Arden – classy, ready to put your best face forward. And I fully believe there is something to this, if only that it makes you look at your home as a place of prosperity, a good thing for the self-employed, work-at-home folks.

  4. Shell says:

    Ha! I thought it was a red porch light, not door…

    • Kyran says:

      Let me spare you the unpleasantness of googling “red door brothels” and confirm that it apparently is “tradition.” 🙂

  5. julie says:

    Thanks for the good laugh!!!

  6. Newfie_girl says:

    This literally made me laugh out loud! Partly because I could picture getting the exact same response from my husband. =-)

  7. Kelly says:

    HA! Looking forward to seeing what color you can agree on.

  8. Becky says:

    Hilarious! I painted my front door red last summer… hubby was super skeptical at first, but warmed to the idea. When it was done, he LOVED it. Have fun!

  9. Lesley says:

    Our front door is “Tomato” – but I hadn’t ever associated “whorehouse” with the color choice. Hmm, now I wonder if everyone is going by thinking, “Hot Tomato.”

  10. Brigett Carroll says:

    I love the red doors!! I knew about the red “lights”, which, by the way, I’ve seen a couple of them in the surrounding L.R. area. The red “whore door” I was unaware of!! ROFL!!

  11. Lisa says:

    I have a red door. I think it looks great with the gray brick and black shutters but now, you have me thinking. Since it was my husband’s idea and he hounded me about it for a year, I’m going to have to question his need to make our home a whorehouse. Wishful thinking?

  12. ‘Red whore door’ makes me giggle every time I say it. I shall have to find ways to work that phrase into conversation regularly.

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