I am still adding touches of fall here and there and that includes the front door. The front entrance tells a story of what to expect inside. Our front doors make a big impact to the appearance of our house and have a big impact on curb appeal. So don't forget the front door.
When we built our house fifteen years ago, the traditional lead glass doors were seen everywhere and we decided to put one on our house, too. We were very lucky to find our front door and side lights at a salvage warehouse. It is made of solid oak and we gave only $150.00 for the whole thing. Score!! After it was installed we went on vacation and when we came back to check on the house the front door had been stolen. We were sick about it. They didn't get the side lights because the stucco was holding them in, but the door was gone. I thought how are we going to find a door with lead glass that matches the side lights. We were so so lucky. We went back to the salvage warehouse and they had another door just like the first one. Yay! It looks fine, but does not fit good like the original. That's o.k. I just wanted it to match.
This door has been several colors over the years, but the current color is Iron Gate by Sherwin Williams. I usually use Benjamin Moore paints, but this was the perfect brown black.
The Tennessee field stone was added just a few years ago and what a difference it made.
The lights were changed out, too.
This is my new fall swag that I just added.
Ignore the hole up next to the gutter. Mr. Savvy will fix it some day. We had a leak inside and he had to make that hole to see where the water was coming from. Now he just needs to patch the hole he made. He is such a procrastinator. I told him critters will be moving in with us.
I am linking to a party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to show off our front door. Thanks Kristin for hosting this party. Hope you will join in too.
Linking to A Southern Daydreamer for outdoor Wednesday.
Y'all come back now,