Sunday, 21 April 2013

I do like a nice front door!

This weekend has been all about tidying jobs both in the house and outside.

One job that has been staring me in the face every day for the past few months has been our front door. Now, I like a nice front door! I have yet to scrub my step....but I would imagine that during that era when it seemed the done thing to be on your hands and knees proudly scrubbing your front step, I would have been right in there! I become very agitated when there are leaves etc on the step. Sad, I know...but I can't take it back now. I tend to think that a tidy front door/step probably reflects what's going on behind the front door.....or possibly more the fact that an untidy frontage reflects what is going on behind the front door...

With a possible move in the pipeline we are starting to tick off those jobs that need re-visiting on a regular basis. I considered a complete change of colour for the front door, but on reflection (and on closer inspection) decided that this would involve completely stripping the door back and starting again. Alternatively I ( soldier ant husband!) could sand the areas that had cracked, fill and re-paint in the existing colour. (I did the painting!)

If we decide we are not going to move, I will most probably opt for an alternative colour and be forced to strip, if you know what I mean! For those of you with even a remote interest, the current colour is Farrow and Ball's Lichen No.19.(as seen below on my door.) It is slightly stronger in the flesh than shown below and does go well with the black framework and the white render. Perhaps next time I might be a tad braver though.

My friend, Beth, a fashion stylist, has a vibrant pinky front door. (pictured below). Whilst it wouldn't work on my house it is perfect for hers and definitely reflects both her personality and the feel of the house on the inside. I've also shown another of my fashionista friends, Dawn's front door.  Again, a very smart, stylish first impression and absolutely a taster of what you find behind the door. Heck. I sound like the door-reading equivalent of a tea-leaf reader now!

Anyway. I've added some of my favourite door images, including my neighbour's pretty chocolate box thatched cottage and, of course, probably the most famous door of all, to we Brits at least!

My door

Beth's snazzy door

Dawn's chic door

Maria's quintessentially English front door!


  1. Every Springtime I get an urge to paint my door too! At the minute its the plain wood, which does suit the style of the door, but I am tempted to go for a country red. You've given me lots of food for thought though!

  2. This is all sounding a bit Mrs Mills! Anyway, I am pleased that my tidy frontage has been noticed and as to what goes on behind it? Well, that's anyone's guess! Beth of the snazzy pink front door.

  3. I love this post so much; especially as the front door was one of my favourite things about our first house we bought this year! It has a bright red front door and it's so bright it's one thing that we're never going to change (although will touch up!).

    I love the colour you have; although wish I was as brave as Beth! Lovely post, lovely blog!

  4. Really a very nice front doors pictures! Thanks for sharing the valuable information regarding Front Door.

  5. Colors may define a person’s personality. That's why, one must be carefully when choosing because it will surely reflect not to a single personality, but to the personality of everyone living in the house. Whatever color or type of door that you want, as long as it will blend with your exteriors, then it a good choice.

  6. Who doesn't want a nice front door? It's the very first thing you see when you come home. Having an eye-catching door will somewhat relieve stress you from school or work. Beth's door was absolutely posh. I'm sure many women out there love this and also want to have a similar shade for their front doors, me included. Hehe!

    Roselia Mangione @ All County Exteriors