Now That's A Door

Dec 5, 2009 + ,

Old door:


New door!

Well hello! Welcome! Come on in and stay a while! If doors could talk, that's what our new door would be saying. It was about time we replaced the original front door. The one that you had to slam to close properly and tug with all your might to open. The one with layers and layers of paint, a faux leaded glass window, and a rotting wooden doorstep that I'm sure was an insect super highway for those little bugs that would find their way inside in the summertime.


And in its place we've put a schmancy new door and storm door. Its a traditional style that fits with our house with a leaded glass window and recessed panels. We thought the door would have a smooth finish but it actually has a faux wood look which we quite like! We went with a fiberglass door instead of a metal one since it would stand up better to kicks, hits, and banging by little children :) The storm door will be great to have for our snowy Canadian winters but also fun for Chloe. We've noticed that lots of the neighbours' kids liked to stand at the door and check out what was happening on the street. With the storm door, we can let some sunlight in, allow breezes to flow (the glass can be changed with mesh), and Chloe can see the world outside.




And because we were so excited about our new door, we decided to deck it out in its holiday finery. HandyMan "repotted" our faux topiaries into our cast iron urns. Hopefully they won't keep toppling over now like they did last year. And did you see my coir doormat from Ikea? I love how the pattern echoes the pattern in the glass and the shape of our house numbers. Now all we have to do is get the white trim painted next spring (I'm thinking a taupey grey colour) and the house will be looking brand new.

16 comments:

  1. That is indeed one fine looking door ! The glass is beautiful. Mind me asking where you go it from ?

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  2. That looks lovely!! Great choice.

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  3. Wow, I love your door. I also have a black front door, which I love, but instead of a clear glass storm door, we have a security screen door (yuck, but hey, we live in California, and our door is double bolted). Love your wreath.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! I love how you never settle for the norm, whatever you select is just perfect!

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  5. Looks so good!! Good choice! We need a new front door too... but first, the bathrooms!

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  6. Love the door! I think you picked out the perfect type and I love the color. If it would not clash with shutters, I would love to paint ours black. Also I feel your pain with the toppling trees. We used the same technique with ours this year and so far so good. Last year we tried rocks and tying them to the house but they still get falling into the landscaping.

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  7. This looks great! I think the dark door really gives your home a little punch, and the inlay is gorgeous... And, had you not said anything, I wouldn't have known that mat was Ikea- it looks WAY more high end than that with the new door :)

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  8. heavenstobetsy11:54 AM

    oooooooh...i adore a black front door. and yours looks great. i'll be waiting for your spring post with the new trim colour!

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  9. Perfect! Love the design in the window.

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  10. I love your new door ... especially the glass.... perfection!

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  11. Gorgeous front door. Your front step looks amazing!!

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  12. Kathy - the door was manufactured by Window City in Vaughan and installed by Thermoline Windows.

    live a colorful life - our old storm door was a security one too with 3 panels and only half glass. I much prefer the full glass one.

    Allison - you're too kind ;)

    Jenny - we may have to add some rocks. The topiaries are looking a little wobbly in the urns, lol!

    LauraJane - sometimes Ikea has hidden gems :)

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  13. Anonymous11:28 PM

    It is so beautiful! Congratulations. And the wreath looks stunning.

    Best door on the block. By far.

    jbhat

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  14. Love the black door and the new screen/window door. I need one of those actually! The wreath is mega cute as well.

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  15. Absolutely love the new door! I hope we can get something very similar some day.

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  16. What a transformation!! I'm in love w/ how classic & timeless your whole front facade is. BEAUTIFUL. And awww, now Chloe can "watch the world"!

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