Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Front Door Makeover

My good friend Tara recently posted pictures of her front door makeover. Check it out, she did a phenominal job. Now this lady is a creative lady with a Can Do attitude, I love her. She attempts the things I talk about. The before and after is drastic! Thanks for asking me about my front door, I'm pretty pleased with our little rancher. No kidding- before we bought it I happened to drive past it and say to myslef " Wow, that's one ugly house"- who knew I'd own it one day??

Here's our home when we moved in:

Nasty lamp post, tired boxwoods, monkey grass (yawn), funky rust colored paint, brassy mailbox, patchy grass. Whew- needs help.

and after some paint and landscaping:


I smile when I pull into the driveway now! The rundown:
  1. Door paint- Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore
  2. Trim- Deserted Island by Benjamin Moore
  3. Mail box- silver spray paint
  4. Flowers on door from Tallulah Trading Co. (they are so nice and will spend a lot of time with you creating the perfect wreath, etc)
  5. Flowerbox- White and pink Vinca's & asparagus ferns
  6. Large Bush- Hydrangea from Lowe's
  7. Plants in front of Hydrangea- Lamb's Ear (gift from the lady who did my centerpieces from our wedding) It grows anywhere you plant it! Go plant this!
  8. Flower Bed- Pink and white impatiens with hostas from the nurseries in Alexandria

1 comment:

tara said...

thanks for doing this post. you definitely took the front of the house from below average to now super welcoming and fresh. i like the cream paint on the trim. makes it feminine and clean. like there's a lady of the house running things. but not in a bad way where the dude of the house has to live with a pink living room. anyhow, its approachable and intentional, yet still simple somehow. LOVE!