Karen at Some Days are Diamonds is having a a Doors of Welcome party today. Her participants are listed on her left sidebar so go check them out for some door decorating ideas!
I showed you my front entrance the other day so todayI decided to show you my back entrance. Of course, I always wait till the last minute to take pictures so forgive the darkness - it's been raining for days now! I slipped out this morning when there was a break to take most of these pictures. It's a work in progress and there are other things we plan to do but I think it's looking pretty cute so far!
This is the before. This is the original door from the 60's and about the only good thing is that old doorknob. It has some sort of metal window/screen in the center that I've always disliked. We never open that window! But it is good because I can see out into the backyard from the garage and it brings in some more light. So it has it's good points.
I matched the color to the hydrangeas that grow nearby.
We had a long left over piece of either baseboard or chair molding from our other house and my husband cut it to fit around that window.
Looks better with a frame don't you think? I just added a natural twiggy wreath. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.
I was going to paint "Come in...wipe your feet and paws" but instead opted for the shorter "Welcome"! I'll paint over that one day when I'm inspired and do my original idea.
As you can see, I pretty much use the same technique for painting words and letters on anything. This is the same way that I monogrammed that pumpkin at my front door. I filled it in with some exterior white paint.
I added some mums to the planter for some fall color. I do like things to be symmetrial and I'd love to add another planter to the other side one day.
I hope you all have had a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!