Walking through neighborhoods to look at houses is one of my favorite pastimes (my sister and I call them “architecture walks”), but I’ll be the first to admit that the exterior of my house is far from my favorite thing about it. In an unlimited budget world, we would paint it, but especially since we don’t see ourselves in this house for longer than five years or two kids (whichever comes first :)), that doesn’t even show up on our list of house projects. We have, however, always planned on painting both the inside and outside of the front door, and when Dave’s parents generously gifted us with some money specifically for that purpose for our anniversary, we started collecting inspiration. I can’t think of a better source of front door/steps inspiration than Charleston, and we ended up color-matching our paint (Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze) to a blue front door we snapped a photo of there! We also switched out the light fixture and knocker and loaded up on plants at the garden center…and pulling up to our house has never been more fun :) Here’s a look at how it turned out!
We’ve been in our house for almost a year, and I can’t wait to show you the progress we’ve made on it soon! You can see what it looked like on move-in day here.