DIY home projects

Repainting the Trim on the Front Door (aka Front Door Take 3)

The front door has gone through a couple of changes. Here’s where we started and then I painted the hardware and mailbox all the same oil rubbed bronze color:


But something still bugged me. The paint around the door had a lot of dings in it. There is nothing worse than a faulty pain job is there? Like so:


And so I matched the color and repainted the trim around the door, and bought a new, bigger door mat.

Additionally, although you cannot see it in this photo I have also bought a new door mat for inside too! A friend of mine told me that you can now get personalized door mats with pictures and I simply had to get one. I just adore customized pieces. They add such a personal touch.

Our new doormat is decorated with pictures of our pets and it always make our guests smile! You want people to feel welcome when they walk through your door after all! A custom door mat makes a great gift idea for any pet lovers in your life come to think of it. I will definitely be buying some more for over the holidays! Do you have any custom door mats in your home? Let me know if so as I would love to see them.

Oh, and I also replaced and fixed the doorbell. Our new one makes such a lovely chiming sound. Our old one was definitely due an upgrade.

Here’s the close up:


Much better! I am absolutely delighted with the results! Happy Monday!

Have you completed any home improvement projects recently? Perhaps you have also updated your front door? Get in touch, as I cannot wait to hear from you!

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  • Liz
    June 25, 2013 at 5:49 am

    It looks great Paula!

  • Hazel Moon
    August 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Very nice, Good job