Our front doors are a first big welcome friends and family get when they visit or home! We all want to make that good first impression! So, let’s put our best foot… or… door forward and create a beautiful, clean and inviting hello to everyone who comes to visit! Here are 6 easy to do things we all can do to make our front doors company worthy!
TRY A NEW PAINT COLOR
A front door should have personality! Don’t be afraid to paint it a color you love. You don’t have to go along with the crowd. If you love pink… go for it! If you have always dreamed of a yellow door, then go bold! If your door is stained make sure the stain make your heart sing! The number one best thing you can do is to paint your door a fun color!
We had a red door for years. It was in style then. And I really loved it. But when I got the nerve to paint it this awesome blue it was like my whole house profile perked up! I really wanted to paint the door a slate gray but there was a mistake when the color was mixed at the paint store. What a happy mistake! We love love loved it!
Painting your front door is like losing 30 pounds or getting a perfect outfit or a great pair of shoes. It gives you such a lift!
Touch up your door and keep it looking fresh!
See how to make this GREEN APPLE WREATH HERE.
KEEP WINDOWS SPARKLING
If you are like me, you tend to forget to wash those windows on or near your front door. I’ve been appalled at how bad my windows look if I don’t make caring for them a priority! Sparkling windows will make your whole area shine!
ADD A WREATH
Okay, you can call me “the embellishment queen”. I love to make things pretty. So adding a wreath to the front door is one of my favorite things to do!!! And if you are a StoneGable reader you know I love love love to make wreaths too.
A wreath pretties up the entire door! Make a gorgeous, bright wreath that can be seen from the sidewalk or road outside your home a priority!
To see how to make this INDIAN CORN WREATH HERE.
UPDATE DOOR HARDWARE
Go out and look at your door’s hardware. Go ahead… I’ll wait! Most of us don’t update our door’s hardware! When I finally updated mine a couple years ago, the old hardware was pretty unsightly! Tarnished beyond metal recognition… and pitted from the elements. Updating our door’s hardware is not a very big investment and what a difference it will make!
You might want to make this MONOGRAM WREATH HERE.
ADD SOMETHING PERSONAL
I love to see a door that has a personal element to it! Like a small name plate, or a decal that says “hello”! There are so many fun things to put on a front door that will make your door classy and sassy and interesting!
I have a small brass “Welcome” on my door that I got in Charleston, SC a few decades ago. It’s aged to a nice patina and I love the idea of it greeting anyone who comes to my front door!
This tip is a reminder to myself! In my busy life wiping down the front door is not at the top of my list. But it should be! Doors get very very dirty from all the elements that they face daily. It only take a minute or two to wipe down our front door… so just do it!
Also, once in a while polish your metal door threshold with car wax and it will sparkle and repel dirt. Amazing, really!
This CHRISTMAS WREATH is so so simple to make. Even if your not crafty you can do it. Click HERE to see my secret for a big huge full Christmas wreath.
Now you know 6 ways to update your front door! I challenge you to choose one or two or even all six and make your door the highlight of your neighborhood!
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