Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Door progress

Remember how our front door looks like it had molars carved into it?

Then I tried to distract your attention with some jazzy chandeliers and plants?


We installed the door we found in our basement last month, and I actually have had the door painted for a LONG time, but I kept putting off sharing it because I have not yet sealed it completely. I still have to do 2 more coats of semi-gloss verathane, but I thought I would show you now before I forget!


We haven't gotten the new, non frosted glass, windows yet, and keep in mind that we plan on having the whole exterior painted grey (one reader suggested getting rid of the stucco but that just isn't going to happen on our budget LOL), but I am MUCH happier with the front door now. And to think we transformed it for only $17 in paint!
ps- yes, I still need to get candles for the chandys... I'm just too lazy to make a special trip for some.
PPS- Don't forget to get your latest paint projects ready for Fresh Coat Friday!!

46 comments:

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Wow, what a transformation! The black looks sooooooo much better!

Melodie said...

I have to admit, at first I didn't like the idea of replacing the wooden door(as I am a big hater of steel doors lol). But, now that it's all done, I just love it! It makes such a statement.

April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

Sooooo much better! :) It looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

Oh my, what a transformation! The entire front door area looks wonderful. Most of all, I love the fact that the door project cost you less than $20...what a deal! I can’t believe you made that big of an impact for so cheap. I LOVE IT! :)

carrie1 said...

How pretty! Love the black.. and all the accents!

Kim said...

Absolutely love it!

alisha said...

Love the black!!! I think it would also look nice to add some trim/framing underneath the windows - to mimic the paneled door.

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

excellent and looks lovely! Love the urns too...I am looking for some as well for my 'swirly trees'!

Cant wait for friday!
xoxo

Christine said...

I think it looks amazing so far! The block makes such a difference!!

Sing said...

I love the door black. And then when you walk in it's so unexpected to find mostly white.

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

christine said...

Looks fantastic - all the black ties together so nicely! I can just imagine once the gray stucco comes in.

Love it :)

Shar said...

I think the stucco will look great when you paint it grey. It does not look bad, now. I have seen many stucco homes in all sorts of styles, even vintage 1930's, that look great. Your front porch already looks so inviting.

Melissa said...

it looks amazing! I'm looking forward to fresh coat fridays =)

Joleigh said...

LOVE the After!! Great Job!!

Kelli
http://houseofjoleigh.blogspot.com/

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Molars! I knew it. Can't wait to see the total transformation : )

Jennelle said...

What a HUGE transformation!

Brandi said...

It looks fantastic - I love the black!

Dancing Sweet Pea said...
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Jenny said...

Wow, it looks great! Love it!

MegMac said...

I can't believe how phenomenal a door could look! Great job!!

Carolyn @ life, love and puppy prints said...

It looks SOOOOO good!

Angie said...

AMAZING transformation for just a little money!! Looks great! ;)

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks guys, we are pretty smitten with the transformation!

Dancing sweet pea, if you check out my site (link on top left of my homepage) you can take a peek at all the pieces I have available!

Beautifully Inspired said...

Oh Holly it looks so good!

myflarelady said...

What a welcoming front door! I love black accents on gray houses!! swoon!

Bryn said...

OH how I want your planters. I'm looking for some just like that!

Kacey said...

What a fabulous transformation! That black looks fantastic.

Karen said...

Looks good...we are getting ready to paint our ugly door as well...what are you going to do for the address numbers?

TEM325 said...

It looks wonderful!!! The black is such a strong statement and I kept going back to the before shots to see if the mat & planters were originally there---with the old door, I never even noticed them! But, now with the black, they all are tired together and looking great!

Emily A. Clark said...

The chandeliers are perfect! And, I agree the door is much better--although not every one could say they have a front door with teeth on it. . .

Stephanie said...

Such a difference! I LOVE IT!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Looks sooo much better! :)

Pam said...

Great job, your frontdoor is beautiful and so are your accent pieces, keep up the good work.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks great!!! Such a striking entrance.

What type of verathane are you using for the door? I just painted my door and have been wondering if I should be verathaning too... hhhmmmmm....

Thanks!

Aja said...

Love it! Looks ten times better!

leira said...

Great job holly - I have been working on painting inspired by you. I cannot wait to post pictures.

Gina said...

Oh the power of paint...love it!!

annie said...

What a GREAT transformation!!!!
It's looking aDOORable!!
annie

Rebecca said...

It looks great!! Love that you went with a black front door! It's going to look so striking next to the future grey stucco!! (I looooove the candle holders on either side of the front door)

Natasha said...

Hi Holly,
Just letting you know I linked to your blog,,, check it out if you have time!

http://so-much-more-than-nl.blogspot.com/2010/06/inspired-by.html

Northenr Light

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

That is a striking change! The chandeliers are a lovely touch!

Raru said...

I love that transformation. Great :)))

xoxo,
raru

MrsKBJ said...

Looks great!! I am working on our front door. I am looking forward to your Friday Party!

Jessica said...

Your door looks so good! Whenever I drive by a house with a black door, I always do a double take.
Xox

Colleen said...

..wow ...great job thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

..wow ...great job thanks for sharing!

 
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