Monday, January 11, 2010

future makeover...





i want to add some charm to our front porch....the first thing that would make it cuter would be wonderful ferns and great potted plants by the door, but considering it's january, i am starting by thinking about the front door. I have been in love with the front door from martha stewart forever. Our door is red and I plan on keeping it that way but I thought it would be fun and inexpensive to paint the No. 1 (of course i would add our correct house number) onto it. I also love the plaid doormat that was featured in country living in dec. (unfortunately it's on backorder). and the next thing would be to change the lighting the builders installed when the house was built. i am thinking something from barn light electric...i love the atomic topless guard sconce. so that's my daydreaming...i'll keep you up-to-date on what happens :)

23 comments:

doug said...

I ordered the ceiling version of that fixture from Barn Light for my front porch and I really like it.

littleshop said...

weird! I just started a blog this year and I was just getting ready to do a post on entryways...I too have been neglecting my front porch and was collecting pics of ways to perk it up a bit. should be up tomorrow; check it out.
PS. love your stuff.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

The blueprint photo has always been one of my favorites...Good Luck.

nameisgrace said...

I love that light! It reminds me of the lighting and accessories I used around our house. It especially looks like my sons towel bar in his bathroom that we made from materials at home depot. Great stuff!!!!

xo,

Grace
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Donna said...

Very cute inspiration! I finally found something that is just about maintenance free for my front door pots...boxwood bushes...they really inexpensive and they hold their pretty round,ball shape - and best part, very little water!

Tyler said...

Shannon,
Congratulations on your baby news! I'd say you've had plenty on your plate the last few months! Good luck in Beaufort. I was there recently for a friend's engagement party and it is such a charming mini-Charleston!

Tyler

paula said...

this would look gorgeous. I love that door too.

Dolce Baci said...

Sounds like a fun project!! Please do post photos when your done!

Abbie said...

I've been loving on that painted address, too! Unfortunately, the county just changed our address (we have a townhome) from a number to a letter! Not as fun. I got a similar doormat at Target. They might still have it.

A Refocused Life said...

Once the decision to make a change is made, the hardest part can be figuring out what exactly the change will be. I'd say you've got some great inspiration pics and ideas to get you going.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered our door number from wonderful graffiti (that door is my inspiration, too!) I also went with Georgian Green by Ben Moore on our door, front and back--the best green ever! Good luck, Julie

cieldequimper said...

All sounds really good, I wish I could paint my condo door, but that's a big no no!
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Devon said...

Love the colored doors. You are inspiring me to paint ours red. A scary decision but perhaps okay when paired with that great welcome mat!

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Vivi said...

Love the ideas, but do keep the door red. It's so classic. Plus, I heard that it has somesort of symbolic meaning like all welcome or something like that... :)

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

ohmigod. THAT MAT!! i must must must have. so burberry.

LAURA!!! said...

what a lovely red door with the windows!

Annie@A View On Design said...

wish I had a red front door! awesome!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm loving the etched glass door number and the plaid mat !

Marielle said...

The green door is fantastic! And, go with the painted numbers. I added that idea to my Houzz Ideabook just a couple of days ago.

The galvanized light fixture is to-die-for and I wish I had a spot for it in my home.

Averill said...

Wow I think it would look great! And that light fixture is fantastic....

gina said...

I thought you were painting it lime green for a second. That would have been BOLD. Idid those numbers on my door for $6 and in less than 15 minutes- and it looks like it was pinted on, look for yourself:


http://gina-parker.blogspot.com/2009/09/update-your-front-door-it-takes-less.html




I love that mat and light too. I may have to steal them...

Nishant said...

I'd say you've got some great inspiration pics and ideas to get you going.

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