The Front Door Make-Overfeatured

Something that I think many people overlook is the importance of a front door with style. Your front door is often the first thing visitors see before they meet you. Our farmhouse came with this bad first impression.


While steel doors are more energy efficient, they lack the warm and friendly welcome I wished to greet my guests with. This door had no character or charm, made the entry very dark, and sported hardware in 1980’s builders grade gold. It was one of my least favorite things about the house, so you can imagine my excitement when I found the original Folk Victorian front door in the barn.

However, the original door was far beyond repair from years of neglect. The pealing paint was literally holding it together. It’s aged patina along with the unique hardware make it a great candidate for some other artsy project, so we put it back in the barn till we have time for thinking up one.

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I shopped around till I found the perfect replacement, a salvaged door from the 1800’s. This turned out to be even better than the original, for only $175. I wanted to give the new door a pop of color and some real personality. I started off by free handing my take on a period motif.


Then to make if feel even more like apart of the farmhouse, Michael used his calligraphic expertise and free handed circa numbers in a script inspired by a romantic typeface.



Before                                               After

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Now we love walking up to unlock our front door. It feels like us. It feels like home.


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