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Kerb Appeal

This weekend we undertook our first mini-renovation of the year. The front door was something that I did not dislike or wasn’t completely against my taste, so it was fairly off the radar in terms of my priority list of jobs to do. However, after a few incidents of Honey destroying post and delivery slips so badly I had to do the rounds of our neighbours blindly asking if they have any parcels for us, we decided to get an outdoor post box. This was the catalyst for this whole project, as the box I wanted was a galvanised metal one and all our door furniture was gold. We took this opportunity to paint the door too, as all the furniture would be off anyway so it would be easy, and the paintwork had taken its fair share of bumps and scrapes.

Before:

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After:

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The impact of a lick of paint and a new letterbox is not one to be underestimated. I’m in love with the transformation! As you can see we changed all the furniture to silver, even the escutcheons, although we did replace the letter flap we have now sealed it with a screw so it’s only for show. The new post box is up and we decided to change the door number as well. I gave Toby a couple of Farrow & Ball paint colours for the front door to choose from – Calamine, Blue Grey, Manor House Grey and Down Pipe, he chose Manor Grey and we also repainted the front gate to match.

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Post Box – Garden Trading | Slate Numbers – Homebase | Door Knocker – The Door Knocker Company | Door Knob – The Door Knocker Company | Letterbox – Homebase | Door Escutcheons – Homebase| Manor House Grey Exterior Eggshell – Farrow & Ball

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Now that it’s done I can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner! It’s made such a difference and I love our little Honey Bee guarding the door, just in case you couldn’t hear our real Honey bee barking at the intruders. 

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