One of the most fun (and easy) things I did to the house last year was painting the front door. Here's how I exactly matched the mailbox.
The components elements of an American house entry are fairly consistent, country or city, large or small. Ranch entries are even more consistent: Door, Lights, Mailbox, House numbers, Wall and Overhang. If you have your own door (and maybe even if you don't) you have most of these to play with. What to think about when … Continue reading The Six Major Elements of (Nearly) Every Entry
I took advantage of the last few nice days of fall weather to do a few outstanding paint tasks. The last of the peeling green paint was hiding out in a small strip of wall between the garage and house roof lines. It was a little awkward to get to and I never really felt … Continue reading Exterior Progress: Miscellaneous Painting
When I painted last fall, I stripped off the mailbox, lights and house numbers. I've got the new box and lights in place but was having a hard time deciding on the right kind of numbers. The commercial options were either blah, or a little pricy for my budget. Here's how I split the difference … Continue reading Micro Update: DIY Frosted Glass House Numbers
I removed the original lights, house numbers and mailbox when during the painting process and could never bring myself to put them back on the house. I went through several weeks where the poor postman had to deliver to a the old box propped on the stoop. It was time to hit the internet. I … Continue reading Micro Update: High/Low Mailbox and Entry Lights
The front entry is like your home's face. It can have a friendly aspect or be forbidding. You want to make a good impression with it and yet its easy to miss the mark. Don't loose a chance to make your entry shine.