For several weeks, okay months, I’d been noticing how dirty our garage lanterns were.
Upon closer inspection they weren’t dirty they were faded. Really faded.
Our garage faces west and 8 years of sun exposure had done a number on their finish. While you might look at these photos and think this is a nice patina, don’t be fooled. They just looked old and dirty. Very dirty.
So after much hassling, nagging and begging Scott finally took the lanterns down for me so I could paint them.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. We attended a Saturday night Easter Worship service with my Sister-in-law Gina and her family, participated in two worship services at our home church, spent the afternoon cooking and the evening at Gina’s home for Easter dinner.
Years ago Gina said, “Let’s have Easter at my house because it matches!” And it does! Inside and out.
When we were building our home 7 years ago we were given the choice of shutters or no shutters. Well, shutters, of course. Without hesitation, I said yes. I’ve always had this thing about shutters, especially on a brick home. I like them. I think they help a house say “welcome”.
Notice the birds on the roof? Just another way to say welcome.
It’s been almost three years since I painted my front door. At the time I never could have imagined what an impact this one little door would make.
Since that time I’ve received the most amazing emails and comments of how this door has inspired others to take the challenge of a bright and colorful entrance for their homes.
A few months ago, I wrote a post asking anyone who would like to share their turquoise, aqua or blue door here on Beyond the Screen Door to send me an email with pictures and any other details they’d like to share.