Monday, January 25, 2010

My New Front Door, a Look from Inside

I can't tell you how much I LOVE my new front door!!! The first picture is the only before one I could find. Double doors are fine and do look nice and dramatic, but I have always despised having to make 2 of anything I want to hang on the front. I also wanted to bring in more light and really open the foyer up. Well, we certainly accomplished that and more. I am thrilled with the pattern on the sidelites. Originally we were going to have a door with a window on it like the sidelites, but we decided to go with a solid door and I am so glad we did. I walk by and through my foyer all throughout the day and just smile 'cause it is brighter and even looks bigger. I'll show you the outside view when we get finished painting everything. Happy Monday to y'all!





45 comments:

Treasia Stepp said...

It looks great. Yes it is much brighter and just looks wonderful.

kristin said...

I love it! Very pretty and bright!

Sandy said...

Wow - what a difference! The stained glass side lights are lovely!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Miss Janice said...

Love it! I also still love that special pub mirror in the foyer! Looks great:)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Very pretty. I'm with you . . . so done with my double front door. It even has sidelights. But like you said, making two of everything is a hassle, and it's drafty i the winter. Maybe some day we'll be able to replace ours.

Can't wait to see the view from outside!

abby @ tales and trials said...

Love your new door! I like the side lights too.

trish said...

Oh Angie. It is so pretty. I would sit and stare at it every time I walked by!
:o) Trish

Becca said...

Beautiful !! It really does make a difference ... love the light shining through. We have side windows, too ... love 'em. Stop by sometime, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Ann said...

Pretty!!

Katie said...

It looks beautiful!

Shelia said...

Angie, it's beautiful! I can see why you love it so. Love the soft light coming through and the privacy of the pretty glass!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is just perfect! Love the way the light shines in now and the side widows are beautiful!

Michelle said...

Looks beautiful! I'll bet you are enjoying those sidelights with the light streaming in now :)

Hope you have a great week! Today I have the pleasure of getting together with a 'blogger-turned-real-life friend'...yay!

Blessings,
~Michelle :)

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Wow! Great choice!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love, love, love it! It turned out GREAT! The sidelights are GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see the outside view.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it!!!! (surprised? :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Angie! Love the sidelights! I can't wait to see it from the front. Any hint on color?

Shannon said...

Very pretty! I would love to have more light in my foyer too! :)

Heather said...

oh those windows are beautiful!

Lisa said...

It's very pretty! as is your blog makeover.:)

Melissa Miller said...

Ooooohhhh! That is so pretty!

I have always liked the glass side panels. It's lovely Angie! :)

ceekay said...

I really love your door and the sidelights are so pretty! I can see why you love it!

Liz said...

WOW!! What a beautiful look, I love it! Liz =)

Anita said...

Beautiful...love the leaded glass on the sidelights.

Shell in your Pocket said...

very pretty and I love your rooster background!

sandy toe

Michelle said...

I love the feeling of a project completed! Well done. It is beautiful.

Southern Belle said...

It looks wonderful! Great choice, the design on the glass is beautiful.

~Christine

mishebe said...

very pretty. mishelle

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Angie! This does look great and I agree with everyone...it looks brighter and perfect for your entryway! I love love love your topiary in that early picture in the entry way...it gets to me! hahahaha....as do most of your topiaries!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Angie said...

so pretty Ang. I see what you mean...it really lets in a lot of light. So happy for you.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

It looks wonderful and much brighter!

Lynda said...

What a nice difference!! Beautiful and brighter!

Brittany said...

Love it! You're giving me some ideas :) I'm so ready for more LIGHT in my dark entry! Hmmm...wonder what the hubby would think...

City Girl Country Heart said...

Its pretty, bright and clean! I love it! My doors need a fresh coat of paint , soon!
Stephanie

Lisa B. said...

The sidelights are beautiful, as is your foyer !! You guys did good!!!

Mimi Sue said...

It looks so great! So much better. I love it! Mimi

Jenette said...

I came across your blog and I absolutly love the yellow on your walls! It's exactly the color I've been looking for. Do you by chance remember the color name/brand? I love the pictures of your house they are wonderful. Thank you for the ideas. :) Jenette

Tiara said...

very nice. the color is beautiful
blessings

Texas Preacher Woman said...

How wonderful! I love that crisp white against that buttery yellow! Enjoy!

Grins!
Pamm

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is beautiful! The sidelights just make the whole space. laurie

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh it looks BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you! It does definitely open and brighten the space up! :)

I hope you are having a great week so far! :)

Manuela@TPOH said...

LOVE it! That exactly the type of door I've always wanted. I need some natural light in my foyer. I bet yours looks bigger with all that lovely light coming in!

Manuela

kanishk said...

Yes it is much brighter and just looks wonderful.

Work from home India

Kermit Lukacs said...

Your door looks great! Placing sidelights was definitely a good idea to bring in more light. If you want some more, you could add windows to the door itself. You could also make a rose window, or glaze them to let more light in without sacrificing security and privacy.

- Kermit Lukacs

Kevin Ross said...

Your door really looks nice and it looks brighter too. I think it must be a work of any professional company to build a perfect & beautiful door like this.