Monday, October 5, 2009

Shut-the front-door!


Here is my weekend project. I have to tell you I am in love. Isn't she a beauty?! I wish I would have taken a before picture of my new door but I was in such a frantic exitement that I did not take the time to snap some shots of her "before". I found this lovely at the Habitat Restore a little bit more shabby than she is now for $40!


Before: This is the old front door.

After- still need to work on the frame

After: the wreath shot. My fall wreath is two I had wired together.
A plain greenery behind last years fall wreath, hung by a strip of burlap.

After: Full door shot. I sanded the entire door and stained (both sides) with a can of poly/stain in one I also scored at the Restore!

The handle and lockset was on clearance at Walmart- $25. Entire new (might I say gorgeous) new door for $65 = one happy girl. :)

I am posting this at Kimbas DIY day! Check it out and thanks for looking!

DISCLAIMER: If you have noticed the sticky little decals on the sidelite- I am fully aware these are not chic, however I have a 3 year old and she loves them. Decorate for YOUR family and have fun with it!

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37 comments:

  1. WOW What a difference! Its hard to believe just changing the door would have such an impact on the curb appeal

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  2. I wish I could find something like that at my Restore..I shall keep looking.

    Your door is GORGEOUS!

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  3. I LOVE the new door! What a difference!
    pk @ room remix

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  4. What a warm welcoming your new door is...it sure makes a statement! Enjoy it!

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful door, nice work. And a great bargain too!

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  6. That is one heck of a steal, and it looks so fantastic! I love the Habitat store here in my town too. They always have tons of stuff.

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  7. I LOVE the door! Looks almost the same color that we stained our front door. I have been looking for some cool old doors for awhile now! Yours is beautiful!!

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  8. That is an absolutely beautiful front door. Your porch looks charming. I would love to score one of those at my restore!

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  9. That door is PERFECTION. I have total door envy right now. CURSES.

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  10. Holy Mackarel she's a beaut!!

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  11. Love the new door, the wreath, and the stickies on the sidelights! :)

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  12. Love the bargain! Love the door! The dark stain looks great and I can't believe you were able to do it all for $65!! Great find!
    Tamera@doubledelight

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  13. Wow - that is awesome! I need a "new" door so badly...you have inspired me. No wonder you were featured at Kimba's today!!!

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  14. Love...Love...Love...IT! I so want two of them for my home.


    Thanks for sharing
    Blessings
    Kate

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  15. It's beautiful!! The wreath...the door...great job. Can you please tell me the color of the stain and the make...I have a door I would love to redo. Thanks!

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  16. Coming from Kimba's DIY.... wow! I love the glazed look! Care to share what you used on the door? Tutorial? Anything?!?!?

    I'm about to paint mine and I just love this look!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  17. How gorgeous! How did you find the "Restore"? I ahve been wondering if we have anything like this. It's not like a thrift store is it?

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  18. Saw you on the DIY recap and it looks FABO! Love the color stain and the way it looks with the two side windows in a different color! Very nice! And I LOVE the Restore!

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  19. WOW...that is so beautiful! Great job!...now, I hat to be too nosey, but your entry looks like the same layout I have...do you have pictures of that too (I notice by the light in the hall)...

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  20. Oh, I'm SO jealous!! That's exactly the kind of door I'd like to get too. What a deal & it is gorgeous. Good job!

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  21. That is a beautiful door and you got such a deal on it! Wow! I wish that I could get that lucky!

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  22. That made a BIG difference! Its beautiful!!

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  23. Beautiful door...and the stickers are great....love those babies while you have them at home! :) Diane

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  24. Man I love ReStore. I was going to head over there tomorrow for a door to make some sheving. Love the cheap solid wood. That door looks AMAZING! Great job!

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  25. Wonderful find!!! I love the ReStore! And I love doors!!!!

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  26. Beautiful! Your entry looks great; I love the style and color of the door. You did a fantastic job. And at that price makes it much more exciting. I really like your wreath too. I was looking for one today, glad I didn’t get one maybe I’ll try to be creative. You are such an inspiration!

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  27. what a fabulous find! we've been looking for a similar door, just haven't found it yet! Enjoy - I know you will!

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  28. Great job on your new door! I got a door at the Habitat store for our guest house and we painted it black. It looks like an old school door to me.
    I love the dark stain you used too!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Traci

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  29. The door is lovely! I love the rich brown stain and the glass panes. Your wreath is so festive for fall!

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  30. Gorgeous door! What great ideas, even the window decals. :)

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  31. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I will add a tutorial soon!

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  32. Love, Love, Love the new door!!! It is gorgeous! Great job!

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  33. Your new door looks fabulous! I love it! Wish I could find a door like that! Wow! Also, I love the decals because it makes your home YOUR home and you can tell kids live there which is always a happy thing! : )

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  34. The door is stunning... truly. I never thought I would like a door so much!

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  35. I am in love with your door. We just bought an old farmhouse and we had the home owners inspection yesterday, when in the garage we spied 2 old wooden doors original to the house. We called our Realtor and asked if they would leave them for us! They said yes....can't wait to put them back on the house.
    Your door looks so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Wendy

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