I hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving, and are ready to kick off the month of December. I can't believe it's December. Why do I already feel behind in my holiday planning, despite my pre-Thanksgiving decorating? Maybe it's a tryptophan hangover.
I'm *this close* to sharing my finished fireplace with you all. I painted the mantel and have some other touch ups to do, and ran out of daylight for photos. I'm hoping tomorrow - can't wait to share - it turned out beautifully!
However, I do have another great finished project to share today! My "Stain Without Pain" front door makeover is complete - hooray! And yes, at some point, I will tackle the ceiling and trim on my front porch. I won't be able to let it stay that way. All ... unmatched. But, baby it's cold outside!
Since the doors got a facelift, I had to let them get their swag(ger) on. I picked these up at a local garden center and just love them - classic and sophisticated.
I couldn't be happier with how the doors turned out, not to mention that the process was far less labor intensive than I could have hoped - a win-win, thanks to Monica's amazing tutorial. It took time (I had to wait for the stain to fully cure before I applied the top coat of poly), but other than that, not bad at all. Especially for such a dramatic end result.
Let's do a quick look back to last year's front door, just so you can see the full effect.