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Monday, January 28, 2013

Our "New" Front Door

The front door is now painted a color that reflects my style!  H painted the door white and the frame and hardware black...I love it!

Here are some photos of the work in progress...
It lightened up our entry way so much....

While we had everything moved out to paint, we cleaned and changed the furniture.  The "new' white mirror used to be gold and was in the formal dining room.   The entry was a little dark and the addition of the mirror brings more light in.  I had a tea cart here before and a wreath on the wall.
I decorated our French drying rack for Valentines.  I had it in the kitchen at Christmas decorated with Christmas food and fairies.... 

I decorated the french drying rack with tassels and hearts...and anything else I could find!

Some red roses on a bed of pearls..

I used a victorian covered box for the "tree" topper...

I wanted to show you this beautiful beaded hanging thingy that my aunt made me many years ago...she  is gone now and I treasure this piece that she made for me!  Oops..couldn't get the picture without me in it!

You may remember this vintage postal box from the.....

kitchen!  I told you...I've moved everything that wasn't nailed down!  

This is the wall behind the front door...I had some fur coats hanging here at Christmas.

  I can't wait to show you the last wall in the entry way that we changed!

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  1. Ooh, I do love your door change! And your white vintage, shabby style is so lovely. I moved furniture yesterday and it does look fresher in here. Yours looks gorgeous!

  2. I love it! Our front door is similar and I want to paint it. It made a huge difference in your foyer. Love all the changes you've made.

  3. Penny,
    Again, SOoooooooo pretty!! I love the front door. 2 of my neighbors recently had the same door installed only in the dark wood. Someday I would love to get one like that but ours is only about 12 year old so I have to keep it for awhile and it is one of those Forever doors to boot!
    As I said before..... you have been a busy bee!!


  4. So pretty Penny. I love it white and the black hardware looks amazing.

  5. Love the door change, Penny. It looks great. I can't wait to see your other wall, too- xo Diana ps...what are you doing with all your spare time? hahahaha

  6. You door is so pretty and I love the color!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. La puerta ha quedado perfecta al igual que este post con las fotos tan impresionantes que siempre pones. Por cierto, el colgante de cristal es maravilloso.

  8. The look in white of your front door is fantastic but everything is amazing in your home!!!! Your decors for S.Valntine' s Day?!...very very romantic. I saw also the previous post...gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

  9. How pretty! What a wonderful transformation... Great looking entry... :)
    ( I like the filing cabinet...! )

    hugs x

  10. Very pretty! You seriously have the most beautiful and welcoming home I have ever seen!

  11. Penny, I love your new front door. So pretty in white! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  12. We have the same it in white! And your vintage postal box is fabulous!

  13. Hello!
    Interesting blog. Welcome to
    :) Wish you a happy new year!

  14. Penny, Your new front hall decor is so pretty. It was a great idea to put the mirror and postal drawers there too! I loooove the white beaded hanging thingy (heehee) that your aunt made!! It seems you inherited her good taste and style. Linda

  15. Penny, your door and decorations are gorgeous!! Amazing how a small change can completely transform something! The white door with black hardware suits you and your style so well! Looks pretty!

  16. Penny,
    You have to copy the exact link to the specific WOW Us Wednesday party post. It can't be just a link to her blog itself. That is what I had to do with each of the post's i linked up. I think it is a pain in the you know what... Let me know if it doesn't work...


    1. I tried copying the link that said "party 103" etc...and that still didn't work. I even tried putting it up in the body of my post. Maybe it's something with my blog, but it's funny that I can link up everywhere else!!!...thanks for all your help! Hugs, Penny

  17. I love your entryway because it gives of a very classic appeal. Your home can easily host a tea party. Haha! Also, the new door plus the additional designs suit your style. And, I think the soft colors and vintage decors gave the room a romantic feel. You’re definitely ready for Valentine’s Day! =)

    Vernie Herr

  18. Everything looks beautiful and I love the door!
    Visiting today from the Adorned from Above hop. :)

  19. Wow...nice job! I rent so I cant redo my doors and walls, but oh if I could, it would look pretty like yours!!!
    Thanks for joining my party!

  20. I love the white door. I recently painted mine red. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would check it out. Thanks.

  21. You have so many pretty treasures, Penny. They look amazing no matter where you put them! The mailbox piece is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. Your door is lovely as is your entry. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started yesterday :-)

  23. The door looks fabulous. I love, love, love the vintage postal box and the gorgeous mirror. Looks beautiful!!

  24. The new white color is so bright and pretty. Lovely makeover. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead!

  25. Beautiful Front Door and gorgeous photgraphy!

    Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  26. Hi Penny, love the lighter color on your door. I can see that it would brighten things up. I have a beautiful wooden door. I would love it a color, but hubby would gasp at the idea. Maybe down the road a few years. lol! The crystal hanger made by your aunt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    p.s. I am planning on mailing your give away tomorrow.

  27. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. Great post Penny!! I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas It will be great to connect with you. I just started following you :)

  29. Looks wonderful! Nice and bright! I like all the pretty decor you have around it too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  30. Beautiful Penny,
    I found a bunch of emails way down that I missed... Your entryway looks beautiful and I can see that it would open and brighten up the space. What paint did Mr. H. use on the metal, the handles? We have a wood front door and side lights that I'm going to paint out this Spring, but didn't know you could paint the hardware and handles, I wouldn't even know what to buy??? Your home is always so beautiful, soft and heavenly...we're still trying to get settled since moving in late last summer. I've gotten most of the first floor painted and then hit a BIG bummer... ICKY WALLPAPER in the front foyer - 2 LAYERS- 2 stories up! Can't wait until I can call this house a are an inspiration!

  31. One of the things I love about reading your posts Penny is the sheer delight you take in decorating your home. It is so beautiful and you should be very proud of it.

  32. I love the new look! It looks so pretty! The decor is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent.


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  34. That's a very beautiful front door. The black framed glass door outside adds to its sophistication. You seem to love pink flowers so much. All of those displays look wonderful!

    Rolf Matchen

  35. Small improvement, but it created a big change in the ambiance of the entryway. Love the new color of the door! It’s simple yet inviting! The lovely decorations add aesthetic appeal to the entryway. Well done! -Francisco Close

  36. The black framed door adds depth to your house because of the pastel colors that fill your house. You have a wide display for ornaments at home, and it's very pretty! But, the room looks a little cramped. Even so, I do love your decorations. :) -Sandra Ludwig


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