Our black front door makeover is complete and we’re ready to open our new front door to guests for the season! See the reveal in this series in partnership with Therma-Tru Benchmark doors.
Reveal days are so much fun around our place. We get giddy with excitement and love looking back at the before photos, comparing the changes, remembering each of the steps we’ve taken along the way… because I have to say, home design is a practice in patience.
Now though, we can finally celebrate and enjoy this phase 2 reveal of our front door makeover and I’m so excited to share it with you!
When we purchased our home, we knew that the front needed some curb appeal updates, but have really focused most of our attention indoors. After going through Hurricane Irene though, and the summer season, which just remains HOT for so long, there was no doubt that a new fiberglass front door was needed. Not only because fiberglass gives the look of a wood door but without many of the issues (warping, splitting, rotting, etc), but also because fiberglass is so energy efficient.
So, after we picked out and ordered our front door from Lowe’s, we decided to up the rest of the entryway curb appeal with a bit of paint and a few other accents!
Something I tell others when designing any space, is to begin with a mood board. Sometimes I create one, and sometimes it’s just a Pinterest board. As I was looking through front entryways and homes that I’d pinned, the overarching and recurring theme seemed to be white homes with black front doors and wood accents. Alas, we decided to incorporate it all into this design. You can also check out the “what to consider” and “how to guide” section on the Benchmark site to help with this process.
As for the decor, we can switch out the holiday theme as the seasons change by just replacing the flocked tree and poinsettias.
I’ve had my eye on a black front door for the longest time, and would go back and forth between color choices… while constantly coming back to this color.
If you want to know what your front door color says about you, make sure to read this post!
The white paint has really brightened up the space, while the wood-wrapped beam brings in a natural element. For this, my husband measured, cut and stained pine boards and we just nailed them around the existing beam, creating a faux wood beam overhead… and I think it really makes the space!
I still want to make (and by that, I mean Chris) a wooden bench for the long white wall that we have leading up to the door, but overall, I’m SO happy with the new look. Just walking up to the door and into our home puts me at ease and a smile on my face.
We’ve now added a little wire basket for receiving small packages and deliveries, a couple of containers for foliage and a lantern (that we’ve had for years!) brings new life to the entrance.
With Therma-Tru Benchmark doors exclusively available at Lowe’s, there are a number of style options to go with – Mahogany, Oak, or Smooth Surface, with various paint and color stain options, and while I wasn’t sure about a black door at first, I’m now totally sold on it! We opted for the same color on the interior as well, and it definitely makes a fun and dramatic statement.
With such a variety of options though, it was easy to create a look we liked for an affordable price!
Plus, I’m confident that we’ve got a strong, weatherproofed entryway with the fiberglass door and professional installation.
PS. If you’re not sure about going with a black door, check out this post on dark gray doors from All for the Memories, these doors have me swooning as well.
*In case you missed, here is Phase One, including all of the before photos and plans of the front door makeover.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Therma-Tru Benchmark exclusively available at Lowe’s.