Hello! Hope this post finds everyone well and enjoying their summer so far!
We have been crazy busy!
Yesterday, our new front door was installed, so I thought I would share a before and after.
This is the door that came with the house when we bought it 9 years ago. My Mom always wanted us to get a solid glass storm door installed so that pup-pup could look outside any time she wanted. A few years ago, we bought one at a big box home improvement store. Install day came around and the installer quickly assessed that the storm door would not work with the wood door.....the casings had to be removed and rebuilt......and this guy was not qualified to do such a job. So, we just put that project on the back burner.
Over this past winter, our door stopped working in a few ways.....big gap up top so the energy efficiency was compromised. And then the deadbolt was nearly impossible to turn. We realized it was time to make the investment.
We chose what we thought was a traditional yet cottage style door with an arched beadboard insert at the top. We opted for the simplicity of a solid glass storm door with no etching or detailing. The white really lightens up the porch area and I am absolutely loving having the wood door open while I'm tinkering around the house. It lets in so much light into a very dark foyer area.
I think pup-pup is loving it too, and I know my Mom is watching down and smiling!
~ vintage love ~