We also finished a much needed project outside...our entry. The front door and steps were in desperate need of some TLC. I'm embarrassed to show you the before pictures, but what are "after" pictures without the "before" mess?!?
Our front door is on the northeast side of our house and only gets morning sun. This side, therefore, stays damp. The moisture from underneath the steps doesn't allow paint to adhere, and it continually chips and peels no matter what we do. Although, I am a big fan of using only natural products in and around our home, after going through two, or maybe three, sets of treads, I agreed to Hubby's advice on using a manufactured decking material for the stair treads.
Would you believe that I primed and painted these steps only a year ago?
Our poor antique door...it has not seen a new coat of paint in almost thirteen years. So last Friday, Hubby came home from the home improvement store with a can of paint, asking me what I had planned for the day. I hesitantly asked him what he had in mind as he held up the can of Barn Red paint. Excited to get started, I promptly popped the kids into their bathing suits, applied sunscreen, filled the kitty pool and put the baby in the stroller so he could watch the action. The Little's splashed and sprayed each other while I scraped, sanded, caulked, patched, primed and painted our front door.
All ready for finish paint...
After working a full day in our addition, Hubby tore the old treads off the steps...
...and installed the new ones.
Like I mentioned before, I do not like using manufactured materials and putting fake "wood" on the steps leading up to my beloved, antique door was hard to swallow, but I am so glad we did it. The entry looks amazing, and we don't have to worry about our steps peeling and rotting away beneath us anymore.
Here is the finished product!
So much better, don't you think?!?!
Thanks for stopping by my corner today. I hope you have a great day, and I look forward to having you visit again. Over the next few weeks, I will be working on revealing the new rooms in our house...I'm so excited to share more of the "Story of our House" with you.
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