Front Entry...One thing leads to another

When I first made an offer on our house, it was about 75% complete. The good news was we were able to pick out a few interior finishes, the bad news was the exterior was already complete. I actually really like the colors of my house (main and trim), but the front door is another story.

Dark green for a front door?!?

And not a pretty, deep forest green but a dusty, medium, brown-based green.

Yuck! It looks like mold.

So, this began the first phase of our front door do-over plan.

I've been dying to paint the door black, like I recently did with the interior-side. The more I thought about it, the more I thought I should paint the window trim the same color as the regular trim , instead of black.
So, the final result would be similar to the interior side-

No big deal, just one more step.
Sounds easy enough.

Once I finally got on board with completing another house project, I thought if I'm going to go to the trouble of painting the door, I might as well get a storm door to protect it. Makes sense, right?

So on to Home Depot to order a new door I went!

I ordered one similar to the one above but without the brass trim. The brass was too shiny and looked cheap, not like the more posh polished brass that's all the rage right now. 

I started collecting inspiration pics and really liked this one below. Which got me thinking about how much I love the big polished brass knocker...And how great one would look for our front door. How about a matching kickplate? Or new door handle?

credit HarveyInd

And if I'm going to go to all the trouble of a new paint color, new storm door and new door accessories, I should have some new fancy lights to show it all off! Obviously.

There's this cute one from Home Depot.

Or a more dramatic, oversized option. (credit Home Depot)

And then there's the subject of wreaths...

Yikes, I'm dangerous. Sadly, it's taken 3 whole weeks to get our storm door in, (apparently black=special order?!) The door is going in TODAY and I can't wait! I'll post pics of the transformation soon.

For your eye candy pleasure, here's some of my favorite front doors-

Anna Hansson Interior Design


Country Lines

Miles Redd's front door

Mid-Island Homes

My Deco

love, S


  1. Ooooo I've been BEGGING my hub to let me paint our front door black ever since we moved in a year and a half ago! Now we're away from that home (Temporarily) but get this... it doesn't get much worse than this... Our front door is PINK. Not pretty pink (even if that WERE okay for a front door) it's ugly, old lady, mauve pink! Yea... time to paint that sucker. lol

  2. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one with a front door color that is less than stellar. Mauve, huh? Sadly, I think that was probably all the rage at the time:) Just think if we were neighbors...mucus green and old lady mauve, lovely:)

  3. So glad you are getting the black storm door. Ours was green & we spray painted it black. Yah! NG


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