Another reason is, well, because I haven't asked my landlords if it would be okay to paint the front door.
Well, that isn't entirely true. I brought up the idea of painting it and got a bewildered stare in response, and after that I think they forgot about it. What typically helps me when I'm nervous about asking for something is organizing and preparing for it.
Or bribing. Bribing sometimes works.
In lieu of bribing (or perhaps even in addition to? I mean, who doesn't love baked goods?!), I'm thinking about showing them some samples of painted front doors and how darn tootin' cute they look. Here are some examples I found that I think would work well to make my case. Maybe putting them into a Powerpoint presentation could be a way to sell it, emphasizing the massive curb appeal a painted door brings.
It's like a rainbow of doors! Love it!
Anyone else have any other inspiration? Any other ideas of how to best use my powers of persuasion to make this happen?