If you were entering our house through our garage a few months ago, you felt the darkness fall over your body like a plague. It was truly dungeon like. The draft from the door closing may have been mistaken for a bat flying at your head out of a cave. A metal brown door lurked behind you – only to lead you to a path into our infamous 70’s brady bunch kitchen. If it didn’t make you feel uncomfortable, then you have had to of had your eyes closed the entire time.
Ahhh! Seriously – I could hardly upload this photo without getting goosebumps! The door – the stamping that traced our entire house – the charlie brown woodwork…. Oy.
The last thing we wanted to do when we first moved in was replace the doors. Money was already coming out of our wallets faster than we could put it back in. After the great debate on whether to paint or replace – we came to the conclusion that we need to just replace it. Because hiding beside it on the inside of the garage was the other ugly sister needing a cinderella moment.
The bottom of the garage door was rotted out – deteriorating with each close and kick as we were renovating. We knew we had to get it over with and purchase new doors – with new hardware.
First the kitchen door went in. Immediately the bats stopped flying around us, and a hallway that promised brighter days was in front of us.
Inside the garage – the ugly sister received the same treatment. New black door knobs and key locks and these two doors were given the royal treatment. Our garage has since been ripped apart, painted and organized and we cannot wait to show you the results!
The best part of replacing the door to the inside of our home? The current look of what you see when you ENTER + EXIT our home –
A heck of a lot of paint – a quick garage sale mirror makeover – adorable Home Goods racks for the boys hats and a cute Target rug and we are looking much better around here!
The littles hats were all over our house – so while most may use these just for keys, these hooks seemed like the perfect solution to our hat problem.
We still have a brown door to the laundry room – I need to gather the energy to pick up a paint brush this week.
Let’s do a back to back before and after (my favorite)
So glad the dark entrance hallway is seeing the light of day now! A place to kick off your shoes, take your hat off and check yourself out in the mirror.