Welcome to day 27 of my 31 Day Series, Building Character. The other day, I talked about adding character to the exterior of our home. Here are more details on the door project.
One of the cheapest, easiest ways I gave our house a curb side personality was painting the front door.
Our door has gone through many phases. When we first moved in it was the same burgundy as the shutters.
It wasn't long before I painted it black.
Then, it was red.
Then, I came up with a plan to use the door to create the illusion of another window from the inside.
Michigan winters are long. It's important for my sanity to have as much natural light in the house as possible. I decided to replace the steel slab door with a full view glass door. You can read all about how I accomplished this for $100, here.
This is my all time favorite project at The Yellow Cape Cod. It made such an amazing difference in the entire lower level. It's like someone came in our home after seven years and turned the lights on.
A few well intentioned neighbors have expressed their concern for our privacy. After yesterday's post, you know privacy does not top my list of worries. To ease everyone else's mind, I came up with a solution...
Magnetic Curtain Rods from Country Curtains.
They allow me to cover and uncover the window easily as needed. They even make a small version for the sidelight.
Thank you, neighbors, for looking out for us. If you hadn't totally freaked me out, I wouldn't have these pretty curtains (also from Country Curtains)...
Most of the time, the curtains are tucked away in the hall closet. When the need for privacy arrises, I can grab them and stick them to the door and sidelight in less than a minute.
Another (well intentioned) neighbor asked if I was worried that someone may break through the glass and enter my home. I listened to him, thought about it, freaked out a little and then decided... I'm no more worried about them breaking through the door glass then I am our full legnth windows. The glass we had inserted as secure and safe as the windows in our home.
Either way, my security system, the dog, my awesome neighborhood watch ;), and my faith keep me feeling safe.
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