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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Front Door Makeovers

There is something about a beautiful entry way that says "Welcome"! My front door is in desperate need of some TLC. Right now someone might be afraid to even ring the doorbell. 

It is time for a Front Door Makeover of some magnitude. You can start small, go big or just take baby steps until you have it just where you want it. If money is an option just start with adding a few pots with flowers and a DIY Wreath. I will be doing a post soon on Wreaths. 

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful designs below and make sure you look at all the details. Look at the hardware of the door, the light fixtures around it, the plants, flowers and the trim around the door. It all makes such a difference. 

What would your perfect door color be?????

I try to imagine how bland this house would be with just
 a plain white door after seeing this beautiful yellow.

Simple but adding the Orange made all the difference. 

Love the pots, they add so much. 

Before and After. I love the color change, the light fixture that was added and the pink flowers. Beautiful transformation.

Love the big green Ferns.

What a great Coral color. Love the yellow surfboard.

Love the vine growing up!  Love the trim around the door.

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                         Look how much the big white trim 
                     around the doors does for the entrance. 

                                                          Who doesn't love a RED Door!

An old vintage screen door

Look at the difference!

Paint the inside of the Door! What a smart idea.

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I just LOVE these two colors together with the green plants and the white trim. So pretty.

                                                       Change the sign with each season. 

Love the yellow with the blue and the glass in the door.

Simple door, black gives it some added color around
 the trim and the flowers make it pop.

LOVE the address number on the door!

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Take away all the goodies and it is just a bunch of brown.  

All the extras made all the difference in these doors. Wreaths, Mats, Pots, Numbers, Lighting Fixtures and especially the carefully selected colors turned an ordinary entrance into a welcoming home. 

Whether you have a fancy entrance or just an ordinary one you can give it a Front Door Makeover with your very own flair. Have fun! Which one is your favorite? I would love you hear. 

Thanks for stopping by! 




  1. Love these doors, Dori! So fun!

  2. The addition of the details did wonders to make the doors standout. Since I don’t really experiment with paint, my favorite door would be the wooden one with the vines. Its combination gave the front porch a rustic look. It’s just perfect!

    Vernie Herr

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  4. You should make an effort to beautify your front door because it’s the first thing that people notice once they enter your home. If you want your visitors to be impressed with your house, your entry door is the best thing to begin working on. :) Look at these inspirations. They have exciting colors and stirring decorations. People will definitely fall in love with these doors!

  5. Three thumbs up to you, Vernie! Anyway, those pictures are all beautiful. But what really caught my eye is the fifth row. I love the transformation. Actually I’ve been to that blog post, and I must say that Erin has an eye for picking a good color. It made her house look chic.

    Sharron Folkes

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