Front Porches

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This is what our front door looks like right now...
 Needs some sprucing up, huh.  The entire front porch is a little tired actually.  I really don't like the curtains in the side windows, but we need them and without them the west sun really heats up the living room.  Maybe I could line those with black fabric that way from the road you wouldn't notice they were there.  

I wish we would've taken a picture of this but last weekend {Father's Day LOL} we taped about 2 dozen red paint sample swatches onto the front door and had a family vote on the best red!  It came down to a red picked out by my youngest daughter and me, however at the time no one knew that but she and I & we kept quiet until the final vote.  She won...LOL

Here are some red doors that I love...
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 I like the placement of the house numbers on this door.  I think it would work great on ours since the rest of our porch is cedar and our house numbers blend in.

I'd like to be working on this now but I have a back thing I'm having done tomorrow so today will be spent getting ready for that.  I'm a little nervous.  I hate to even go to the doctor so if you remember just say a quick little prayer for me kay.  

I plan on being back in action Friday to start this front porch makeover!  I've got a couple posts scheduled in the mean time and then hopefully I'll be showing a pretty porch next week. 

Have a great rest of your week!

10 comments:

  1. Funny, you and I have similar wood siding. I have a red front door but I've added the kick plate and knocker. I LOVE that wreath in the last photo.

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    1. Me too! I need to make a wreath too! LOL

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  2. I love red front doors! And those numbers are super cute! Good luck at your surgery, you'll be in my thoughts.

    I am a new follower via GFC and also a fellow Okie.

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  3. Hope your back does OK! Praying things go well! How about shutters on the inside of those sidelights? The tall kind used for closet doors. You could even hinge them on the inside so they could be opened!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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    1. Thanks so much & I love the shutter idea!!!

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  4. Hi clydia, just saw your post. Hope things went well with your back. Prayers for a quick recovery.
    I love red doors. My last house had a red door. What about a treatment for your side windows so they are frosted? Still let's in light but gives privacy. I think you can get a product at HD or Lowes that you can spray on.
    I think I am ready to get home and start blogging again. Missing it.
    Fran

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    1. Thanks Fran! I'm ready for you to get back too. I do have the frost on the windows but that still lets in so much heat! It bugs me not being able to see out but I still have two windows on either side so that helps. The porch makeover is close to being done...can't wait to show it!

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  5. All the doors look great and any take on them would be wonderful on your porch.

    As for the windows, how about that window film that blocks out the UV rays? I think you can get it at Lowes.

    Hope all is well.

    ~Bliss~

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  6. I replaced the hardware on our front door recently and found a terrific deal on what seems to be a very well-made handleset at HandleSets.com. The Kellington double-cylinder handleset I got was just about $60 (I was able to coerce the salesperson to give me a small discount since I was doing a volume purchase - 3 of these and 3 locking levers for our outside gates.)

    I'd still like to do some crown molding-style trimwork like shown in the 2nd example to dress up our entry, but the new hardware has made a big difference already. You can take a peek here.

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    1. Thanks Rob! I'm going to check out that site. Thanks so much.

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