I never use my front door. I rarely use my side door. However, day after day I park my car in the garage and use the door in the garage that leads directly into my mud room.
Last weekend I decided it was time to beautify the entrance I use day after day. I was inspired to do this after featuring a project Being Home did with her garage entryway.
Here's what the door looked like before. It was just a basic white.
The stairs were painted grey years ago and as you can see were in need of a little TLC.
I had a brand new quart of paint, in a custom color, that I had never used. I had bought it when I painted the upholstery of the Pottery Barn Teen chairs I got on Craigslist. I had used so little paint for that project that I never even needed to open this can.
I left the door on the hinges and taped off the handle and the sides. I painted two coats on the door using a regular paint brush. I guess you could use a roller, but it was easier with a brush to get into all of the nooks and crannies of the detail on the door. I was careful to get rid of any brush strokes.
After painting the door I also painted two coats on the stairs and railing.
This time I decided to add two pieces of carpet to each stair. We found these carpet tiles at Lowes. They were in blue and green and coordinated well with the stairs. They are stapled in place.
Using my Silhouette machine I created these numbers out of vinyl.
On the door I used my Silhouette again to cut out the Welcome Home and "K" out of vinyl.
What a huge improvement...
and what a nicer way to come into the house through the garage!
Can't wait to hear what you think.