Tuesday, April 3, 2012

front door {makeover}

It's time for a little renovation reality check. The mister has been hard at work around the house (yet again). I am so thrilled to show off our new front door, so much so that I haven't even made a spring wreath to cover up even the smallest bit of the new solid wood door. I love it too much to cover even an inch!

We bought the pre-hung, unfinished door for $89 at Grossman's Bargain Outlet. It took some stain and sanding and then a lot of care to be installed. Thankfully, the mister is quite patient and skilled when it comes to such endeavors. What you can't see from the photo is how the door actually fits the space really well and blocks out more sound from the traffic on our busy street. I can already tell the entryway will be less drafty. The door is two inches wider than the first one, and so much prettier!
Honestly, I probably will make a spring wreath for the door and I'll be sure to use one of those over the door hangers, lining it with felt so it doesn't our beautiful front door.

What kind of spring wreath should I make? Please share with me some inspiration by leaving a comment below.

18 comments:

  1. Your door looks beautiful! Great job!

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  2. ooh love the door. and yeah i need a wreath too... my wreath is up from xmas... but it doesn't look too christmasy-- don't you worry.

    i think spring green with white would be really fun!

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    1. as long as no one can tell, right?!
      love the green and white suggestion :)

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  3. OOOOOOH love love love it! I have been dreaming of what we will do with our door when we move in. I think for now it will get a fresh color of bright paint! :)

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  4. Wow-- what a stunning new door!

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  5. Wow it's like night and day, looks so awesome! We need a new front and back door... gotta get on that!

    Allyssa
    breakfastatthezemkes.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, huge difference :) thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Wow, your new door looks awesome!! I would incorporate some burlap into your wreath :)

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  7. The door looks awesome! You did a great job :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. I love the new door! It's awesome! Really cool to see how something like that can create an entire transformation.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heidi! I'm amazed at how one change can alter the look of something :)

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  9. That looks amazing! What a transformation!

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