Friday, 21 May 2010

Front door update done

Let me remind you of how it used to look. Snore.

Because this is a condo, I have guidelines by which to live by. If I had my way, the door would be red :)

And now
I put the lights up today, got some new plants although I still have some planting to do.  The light is pretty small but I wanted to keep it that way. By putting in a down light, it accentuates my door number. My door number is above the garage door and is barely visible, so I came up with a new one. The hardware was sprayed with oil rubbed bronze which is much nicer than the greening brass :)
I used a thrift store tin sign that had the word welcome on it. I sprayed it with oiled rubbed bronze. I printed out the numbers in a plain font, rubbed the back of the paper with white chalk, placed it down on the sign and traced it out with pencil.
Then I just painted it in with acrylic paint and a small brush and wiped the chalk away.
The CSI Project is having an Outdoor Challenge. I'm joining my update into the mix :)

And Kristin's Front Door Reveal Party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. It all looks great, I really like your number, neat idea :)

  2. Oh, your so smart! Looks fab like always!

  3. Looks very nice and fresh! Super curb appeal. Smart about the chalk too!!


  4. It looks stupendous! Wanna come and do my porch now? :) I love your number. Ive been trying to find something to do my numbers.. Yours look great! (By the way, I love how that red chair pops..)

  5. Fabulous re-do. You must smile every time you walk up to the door.

  6. What a great makeover and I love the orange. I am visiting from the CSI project and I am a new follower!

  7. I *love* the house number! I am totally stealing it. When we moved into our house about a year and a half ago, the numbers were on the privacy fence and were falling off. You could barely see them. So I did a quick fix with number stickers from Lowe's (so gross, I know). I bet I even have a tray or something I could use in my basement. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Love the white door & the #...Its looks so bright & fresh now!

  9. Love the number really brightend your entry up, great job!

  10. I love how you added color and painted the door! Your house number sign gives your space a lot of personality!

  11. Hi there, Im here from Kristen's party. Wow what a transformation, so bright and inviting. Your number plaque was a great idea. I hate when you cant see numbers. Mine are silver and in the door frame (dont ask im renting)lol I bought black vinyl ones from Lowe's and put them on the mailbox. The deliverymen love me now. Have a great day, take a seat on that adorable porch area and enjoy you work.

  12. Lookes great- Very warm and inviting! I love the color of that chair.