WELCOMED WITH FLOWERS – FRONT DOOR REVEAL!

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Mini makeover with B&QHappy midweek! We have been so lucky with the weather these last few days haven’t we – has summer really arrived? More sunshine hours meant we could crack on with a few of the jobs we started to spruce up the place. The front of the house has now been filled with joy – thanks to B&Q and their Make an Entrance project. After a couple of days hard graft , we are so pleased with how it came out – I hope you like it! Mini makeover with B&QThe first thing to do was refresh the tired paintwork – the front of our house is north facing so we get algae on the corners and areas that are most shaded. It was looking very dismal – but easily fixed with a swipe of One Coat White Textured Masonry Paint. I say a swipe. We painted the entire front of the house with a brush – but it only took a few hours. The return of my biceps has been an added bonus. Mini makeover with B&QOur front door is a 1930’s replica (we needed something double glazed with the wind that howls up here from September to April), so that just needed a scrub down as it is uPVC and already painted in our favourite RAL colour grey.Mini makeover with B&QMini makeover with B&QI am so excited about how fresh and happy it looks now – I think the neighbours are too!Mini makeover with B&QNext on my list was sprucing the steps. When we moved in the steps had loose tiles which we smashed off and then left half finished for two years! Another quick and easy (literally five minute) update – was to paint them black with some Ronseal Matt Doorstep Paint.Mini makeover with B&QThe table and chairs were an absolute bargain and now we can have a rest while we tend the front garden or in the evenings when the sun is going down and all our yard work is done.Mini makeover with B&QNow I can enjoy a cup of tea on my stoop without getting covered in dust and cobwebs or at the table while I wait for the postman!Mini makeover with B&QI really wanted to add some colour and went for a mix of lavenders, hydrangeas, herbs and hazy blooms. All things that would reflect the planting in the rest of the front garden (above) and that would smell nice on the walk in and out of the door.Mini makeover with B&QWe have also been on the hunt for a climber to wrap around the edge of the house and found this beautiful late blooming wisteria – we will see how it likes this spot – if it needs more sun it may have to move a few meters over to embellish the stand alone garage instead.Mini makeover with B&QSome of the plants came in pretty pots and for the herbs, I bought these sweet mini troughs. I also grabbed the lovely blue glazed pots to contrast with the bright orange geum pictured below. Just remember potted plants need to be watered on the reg on these hot summer months – I am always coming home to droopy blooms!Mini makeover with B&QThe perfect finishing touch was the smart Blooma outside light, which we popped up in no time. The old black lantern was literally layers of rust being held together with cobwebs, I can’t believe it was still functioning! Mini makeover with B&Q Mini makeover with B&QBoth the cats seem to be enjoying having a good sniff of everything, Wallis up there on the roof (below) can now be guided back down to terra firma by the new lantern, while we sip a local cider and relax at the new table!Mini makeover with B&QThis post is a creative DIY collaboration with B&Q products or similar can be found here! All words, images and hard graft my own – (with a little help from the huz) x

16 Comments
  • Jessica Rose
    July 21, 2016

    A lick of paint can truly transform anything! Well done, looks superb! ;)

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    • JeskaHearne
      July 22, 2016

      Thanks Jessica, it was well worth the elbow grease to come home to a bright shiny house! :)

  • begoña
    July 21, 2016

    I love it!?

  • Agatha
    July 21, 2016

    I love it! Just wonder if the front door came in this colour or if you painted it? I am a proud owner of uPVC front door in lovely brown and currently exploring possibilities to make it more ‘eye-pleasing’…

    • JeskaHearne
      July 22, 2016

      Hi Agatha, thanks! We ordered our door in a chosen RAL colour – not sure but you might be able to get them resprayed? :)

  • Maren Ingeborg Gråblomst
    July 22, 2016

    nice, nice, nice! :D

  • Candy Pop
    July 24, 2016

    It’s beautiful Jeska. x

  • Thomasina Watts-robinson
    August 8, 2016

    Wow! It looks lovely, makes me want to pretty up the front of our house. Our ‘front’ door is actually down the side of the house and the entryway is a bit narrow.

    • JeskaHearne
      August 8, 2016

      Even just one pot and a bright door can bring a smile!

      • Thomasina Watts-robinson
        August 8, 2016

        That is so true! I’ve got 3 pots under the kitchen window which is at the front of the house (facing the street) but I think I’ll be adding some more ?

  • Lucie
    August 10, 2016

    So lovely! I am dreaming of a cottage like this! The colours and flowers bring it all together as the perfect “So British” countryside home :)

  • Christina
    August 12, 2016

    This is a beautiful transformation! Do you know the names of the wispy orange/peach flowers and also the name of the whitish green flower with the poppy-like pods? They are so beautiful!

    • JeskaHearne
      August 15, 2016

      Thanks Christina! They are poppies! – and the orange ones are Geums :)

      • Christina
        August 15, 2016

        Wow, I have never seen a poppy that color! Beautiful.