Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Front Door ... Finally!

I have had great intentions of fixing up our entryway since October, when I bought paint with our landlady. This week I had time to work on it, and it was warm enough to paint before the snow got here today. Here's what it looks like outside right now:

To spruce up our front entry and add color to the whiteness everywhere, I made a huge "4" out of cardboard and covered it with packing tape to sort of weatherproof it. I thought it was a very temporary piece, but it's survived 45 mph winds as well as rain and snow, so maybe it will be here longer than I thought. Here is the "4" while I made it:

I used the cardboard boxes from the mini-blinds I used for
the roman shades I made

For a while I couldn't figure out why it didn't look
quite right. Rick finally told me it was backward. :)

Here is the first version. I covered it with
yellow fabric before taping it up.

After I painted the front door, the yellow "4" just looked like it didn't belong, so I decided to paint it. In an effort to tie in the "v" shapes on the shutters, I painted a chevron pattern on it, and I'm not sure I like it yet. I think it looks a little goofy, but I'm not sure how to fix it, so I'll let it be for now. Here's a sort of before-and-after:

I'm still looking for a welcome mat and something to fill the urn, but since it's winter I think I'll wait on that one. At least with the snow we now have a bright, attention-grabbing entry. 


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