We stood there together gazing at our beautiful new back door from Window World.
“Isn’t it so pretty?!”, I said.
“Yeah”, he replied, “We definitely made the right choice.”
“You know what this makes me think of though?” I asked.
“Don’t say it!” He said with a knowing look.
“I can’t resist! I mean, doesn’t seeing this wonderful new back door make you realize how badly our FRONT door needs a facelift?”
He rolled his eyes at me, chuckled and walked back into the garage leaving me standing there.
“You know I’m right!” I called after him.
Like all homeowners, we run into the age old problem of fixing up one part of your house only to realize that another part suddenly looks even more dingy than it did before. And, as soon as our new back door went in, I couldn’t help but think that our front door must feel really left out and began dreaming of giving it a new look. My poor husband.
Now, it might be awhile before this dream becomes a reality as there are other projects currently in the works, but it’s still fun to think about and with the Window World Visualizer I can even get a glimpse of what it might actually look like!
Here’s a photo of the exterior of our home taken a couple of summers ago.
Although we live in Oregon, our house has a decidedly non-Pacific Northwest feel to it with the stucco and tall arched entry. Believe it or not, the original door was…wait for it…pinkish red. Yep.
Painting it black was one of the very first things I did after we moved in. And it definitely looks TONS better!
But, I have visions of giving the house more of a French Country/Old World look and know without a doubt that a new front door would help to make that happen.
I thought it would be fun to upload this photo into the visualizer program and get a glimpse of what it would look like to add more warmth to the front entry.
This first look is using the same color that we have on our back door and only changing out the door, not the sidelights.
I LOVE this!!
And then I tried it with adding in the wood to the sidelights.
And, let me just tell ya, I am SO glad that I was able to use this program because all along I was so certain that I would want to have the wood on the sidelight panels and now I’m realizing that I like it tons better with just the door being wood. It makes it feel lighter, don’t you think?
Now, this is all just still a pipe dream. But, you know what? That’s ok! Some people might get discouraged when they realize that they have to wait awhile to get the look that they want, but we have found that it only makes us that much more grateful when we are finally able to make the change and not go into debt in the process. It’s kind of like how we feel about our recent kitchen makeover!
Do you have a door or window makeover you are wanting to make to your home? Have fun playing around with the possibilities now by visiting Window World and using their visualizer.
And now, I have to go find my husband to let him know that I’m thinking the paint in some of our rooms is looking a bit shabby. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to hear it! 😉
Thanks so much for front door dreaming with me here today at the fence,