Although it has literally been FOREVER since I’ve posted, we’ve actually been doing a lot of projects around our house! Most of them are still in progress, but so close to getting done! It feels really wonderful to see your house transforming right before your eyes.
Last year we made the decision to move back to our town home in WV. Although we are missing the yard space of a single family home, we really love this house!
So we put together a list of projects we wanted to complete to make the house work better for us, and one of those projects was adding more natural light to our foyer. Our entry way was always really dark, so we applied to the HOA for a new door & it was approved! Yay!
We did a lot of changes to the inside and outside of the home besides adding the new front door.
On the outside of the home we dug up all of the old plants and planted new ones. We added the garage door accents (they are actually magnets! Isn’t that awesome?!), which can be found at Amazon. We also took off all the shutters due to birds nesting behind them every year and leaving behind a huge mess.
I don’t know about how everyone else feels, but we LOVE the new door so much! Of course we got it from Home Depot. We live so close to one, so it’s just so convenient for us to shop there. You can find the door here. Due to HOA restrictions, we had to keep the outside of the door the same color, so after holding up many paint swatches, we decided that Behr’s “Private Black” was the best match.
We also changed a lot on the inside of the entry way. A few years ago after binge watching HGTV I decided to paint stripes in the foyer. I drove to the store, bought all the supplies, and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning painting the stripes. After another HGTV marathon, I decided to also replace the floor with laminate wood. That was a hard project, but so worth it!
The mirror was a gift from my Grandmother when I bought the house in 2010. We painted the new door “Fuzzy Duckling” by Behr, and the navy blue rug is from Kohl’s. We wanted to make sure we had a place for guests to hang their jackets/bags (because it’s always really awkward when you visit someone & you don’t know where to put your stuff!), so we decided to hang wall hooks on the closet doors.
Personally, I am OBSESSED with them. You can buy them here.
On the other side of the entry we have a stool and a picture that I downloaded from Etsy. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it says “Why Hello.”
Overall, we are really happy with how everything looks! We love all of the natural light we now get in that area of the house.