Today I am starting the kitchen makeover and will be pretty immersed the new few days trying to get my momentum going so I can get it done before the holidays kick-in to gear.
Since I won’t be able to show you any progress for another week or so, I thought I would show you something I haven’t shown you much of… the front door of my house. There is not much going on there and it actually makes me feel like a bad DIY blogger. :-)
I feel guilty that I didn’t create a beautiful fall porch… complete with pretty wreaths on the door, pumpkins all around, wheat stalks and more.
I know readers expect to see pretty and perfect all around, but in real life… I simply can’t do it all. This fall I simply placed some fake leaves in an urn, added a pumpkin and called it a day. :-)
I do have a few pretty fall wreaths and even a door basket that I placed on the front door of my previous house, but only have one of each. Now that I have a double-door entry, I need 2 matching wreaths which means double the expense or time to make them. The ornate style of the door also doesn’t lend itself to certain styles of wreaths, plain and simple styles look best.
I was considering buying two of these Oak Leaf Wreaths,
or these Berry Wreaths as I know a good first impression of a house is important, but since we don’t use the doors to come and go into the house and passer-by’s don’t see it either, buying them was not a priority.
I want to replace the doors with these (see here) so I don’t want to spend too much time sprucing these up. If the new doors I want are out of the budget, (still have to get an estimate) then maybe in the spring, I will take them on and the foggy glass on either side. You really can’t see it from the photo, but the glass on either side of the doors needs to be replaced. It can’t be cleaned since all fogginess and smears are inside the double panes.
With double doors, I also need an extra wide door mat. Up until last week, I have been using two rubber mats that I used in my garage in my previous house. I like these mats, but since they are ornate, they are too much next to the ornate doors. Something simpler was needed. I have been searching for a double-door doormats and found many with $80 – $150 price tags.
Last week, I found this doormat at Target. It was on sale for under $20. It is wider than most doormats and looks a bit more substantial. I like the texture and think it offers a nice contrast against the doors.
While I was searching for just the right doormat, I did come across many I would have loved. Most only come in single door widths so they would not work for my needs, but thought I would share what I found. I really like number 4 for the holidays. It is from Pottery Barn and only $18, but it only comes in a single door width. :-( My search will continue.
Decorative Doormats for Under $30
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Do you have a single or double front door? Do you change out your doormat for the season or keep the same one up throughout the year?
If you know of a resource that sells affordable doormats in the width for double entry doors, please let me know.
Now I am off to start sanding cabinets. Stay tuned for an update.