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Front Door Upgrades

17 Feb

We showed you back in December here where we bought a new-to-us 1920’s front door from a salvage yard in Rockford.

It was beautiful but needed a little work. We had to chop off the bottom of it to fit our opening, move the handle to the other side, fill holes and sand it all.

IMG_2049Then we had to decide on a color to stain it. At first we thought to go a nice dark brown, but after we did a sample realized it would blend in too much with the hardwood floors (once they are finished to match upstairs). We decided on a cedar color.

Before I show the new door, here’s a look at the old one.


And here it is now:

IMG_2481Amazing right? We are in love. It lets in the perfect amount of light and has so much charm including beveled glass which is rare these days.

IMG_2473We added new oil rubbed bronze hardware which contrasts well with the cedar color I think.


With the fancy new door, we couldn’t have gold, broken front porch lights, so we headed to bought these ones from Home Depot┬áthat look like old school lanterns. They are by Hampton Bay and were $69/each, which isn’t bad for this look.


Here is what the door looks like from the inside. IMG_2465

And just for fun here is a side by side.

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Do you love it as much as we do?

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