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10 May 2008



We finally painted our front door!!!

Isn't it AMAZING what paint can do?

We love to look at it now.
We painted the door and door casing.

Also that same day, I literally scrubbed about a million stain splatters
(from a previous owner) off of half of our siding.
It was chocolate brown stain on light grey siding! No so pretty!
It took a lot of time, but now it feels like we have new siding.

Justin installed a new front porch light
(among other things i.e. the house number, kick plate, and shutters
I installed the new handle and dead bolt).

The finished product!

I forgot to take a picture of the front door before! (one of my biggest pet peeves)
Luckily the side door is identical, besides the added doggie door.
The light is also the same as what used to be next to our front door.
The side door will be one of our next projects, we are also adding a screen door,
so I can open it up to get some extra air and light.

What do you think? I love comments!

28 comments:

Scheewe May 10, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

Ooo La La! Gorgeous! (I think it's fitting that your pet peeve has to do with decorating) -of course it couldn't be mine b/c I never change anything-it's so bad I know. I just keep waiting for the next house . . . :) Love ya!

Anna See November 12, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

this looks terrific. i love the contrast between the door and the house numbers!

Eileen December 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

Great JOb...I have a funny door story. When my hubby was on business trip, I ripped out the old door, retiled the front entrance and then waited for our new door to come in. I was assured it would be afit. BUT the threshold width was different AND I was supposed to order a unit with a threshold. Ummm...I didnt and although it LOOKS good and gets good reveiws from neighbors, we had to grind out cutouts for the hinges and now it gets too breezy in our "breezeway". Usually my projects work out much better. But the door is a bit of a sore subject. Should have not depended on an employee at the homestore I went to...he just wanted the sale.

thnaks for the fun and ideas.

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Sheri January 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

Wow!! Our front door is on our list also. We want red. I'll have to bookmark this so I can show hubby. Looks wonderful.

Niesz Vintage Home January 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Big difference! It looks great.
Painting our front door is the first project on my list come spring.

Kimberly

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey January 11, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

Looks SOOO great! (love the house #) I have had a "plan" to paint our front door for MONTHS now. I've already bought the paint and a vinyl "welcome" sign...I'm afraid I'll make a horrible mess of our door. Thanks for some much needed motivation & inspiration!

Tiffany January 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

I love to look at it too!
I wish I could do something like that for my front door (rental)!
I guess I'll just have to come back here and look at yours!
Thanks for sharing with me!
-Tiff

Mama Thompson January 11, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

I need to repaint my front door SO badly...yours looks great! Thinking I need to wait till after the temperature rises above 20*:)

jen January 12, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

love it! i think you stopped by my blog for the first time today - i used an oops can of paint on my door so i wasn't sure what i had in store once i put it on - the neighbors named it electric blue and yes, it's bright but i've grown to love it!
i just love color period!
www.mimibellaboo.blogspot.com
jen

Leah January 12, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

What a welcoming color!
Glad to have you playing along with Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

Pat & Ron Harris January 12, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

You've inspired me. I love the big numbers on the door. I love the paint color. I love everything about your door. Now I have to do it here. lol. Hurry up spring.

The Persimmon Perch January 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Red makes everything wonderful and cheery. Great job. Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

Gayla January 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

oh, that looks gorgeous! i love the kick plate! we have double doors in front that are so worn, and we keep meaning to paint them! the guy at the hardware store says the paint or stain i get depends on the type of wood it is; any idea how to figure that out?? :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains January 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

It looks wonderful! I love the paint color, and the new light fixture is a huge improvement. Great job!

handbags*n*pigtails March 19, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

This is one of my projects for my own home this spring. Our door is the original wood(and very heavy) with most of it being see through glass. But Im realizing that from weathering damage its going to need painting and my porch definitely needs some lovin. As you said, its amazing what some simple touches can do!Looks great!
Sarah
handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com

C'est Magnifique March 21, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

Looks great! I love the numbers right on the door instead of the house too!

Tania

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