Curb Appeal

Ever since we bought our house I have dreamed of a new front door. We finally got around to replacing it a few months ago. Its amazing how one little door can totally change the look and personality of the house. I felt like the old door said "tacky people live here."

But the new door says "these people have real class." 
Introducing....new door.

Here's the old one...

It had been painted layer after layer of poor paint color choices, electric blue being the worst.

It was one happy day when the old door came down and the new one went up.

The solid wood door came from Lowes (or maybe Home Depot, I can't remember). I chose one with 9 window panes to allow some natural light in. After Stephen Grande completed his handy work by putting up the door, he gave me instructions to sand, stain, and polyurethane. It took me about 3 naptimes to get the job done.

Rubbing alcohol removed the stain easily from the window panes, but I put up painter's tape before applying polyurethane - which was less work in the end not having to scrape polyurethane off the windows.

I LOVE the finished result and think it looks great in the background of pictures!

both outside
and inside

I love a project....especially when its over.


Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Amen to a project being over!!! Now, if ours' would just end.

Your door looks great.

Emily said...

I noticed your classy front door when we walked that day and thought it was so pretty. Good job. I love all the panes.

Lynn Beck said...

It looks great!

Laura Merrill said...

Love that door! I've started to take notice of doors around my nieghborhood when I go walking...it is AMAZING the difference a door makes!

Nell said...

I love the new door, SB! The house looks great. Y'all have done so much hard work that you should be very proud of!

Lindsay said...

Looks great! Super klassy.

Wanting What I Have said...

LOVE that you measured this in "nap times." I am SOOOOO with you there!!! It turned out great! And I must agree with your assessment of the first door. :)

Laura said...

LOVE LOVE the new door!! How exciting!...what a difference a door makes! :)

leslie the young mother said...

It's beautiful! So impressed you did all the sanding and staining yourself. You never cease to amaze me with your craftiness.

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