If you haven’t heard we moved . . . which if you haven’t then that means you’re a new reader and WELCOME! I’m so happy you’re here. For those of who have heard I have happy news . . . I’m going to share a real life project with you not an inspiration board!
I thought it best to start at the beginning with our front door 🙂 We started with just a plain, white, dirty door with lots of gold. I wanted something a little more cheery and something definitely more sleek and not gold. gold just isn’t my taste . . .
So I started taking the old door knob and lock off – super easy just unscrew it 🙂 Then I took a scraper and poked it between the door and the kick panel . . . I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was just glued on so I carefully pried it off. After a good cleaning – just with hot water and soap – I went through and filled all the holes with spackle. and I let that dry for a couple hours.
We used Valspar Reserve semi gloss paint in Birds Song blue and put two coats on per Sherry’s instructions. I really found everything to go just as she said. It was easier to do the squares with a brush and then go through and roll the rest – and I waited an hour between coats also. The picture below is after one coat.
I did this all before noon, and then before dinner – about 6 – we went back in and added the new knocker and door set which I purchased here. It came with a template for the holes, and the only difficult part was being sure the two parts of the lock met in the middle so it worked properly. Here she is all ready for her debut . . .
As for the rest of the outside, we have a little front porch so I added all of the items from our apartment porch and the two stone pots (left by the sellers) to make it seem more homey – that wreath i’ll tell you all about in a couple weeks, and I picked up the new mat from Target.
I love coming out for a one or two breaks while we work on the rest of the house! In this one little spot it really does feel just like home – decorated, organized, and all!
What do you think? Anybody else doing projects around the front of your house?