Out with The Old, in with The Older

Out with The Old, in with The Older


Old Front Door

The front door project has taken way too long time. It’s only appropriate that documenting it took extra long as well. We got the “new” 1950’s original front door from our neighbors over two years ago. After looking for suitable online for at least a year.

The old steps were rotting already when we moved in. We were scared to walk on them, in fear of falling through. Last summer they started growing some funky looking neon orange fungi.

Front Door and Steps Transition

It was time to take serious action.

Out with the old door, in with the older. New steps are oiled instead of painted. We were told it lasts longer, but new coat of oil needs to be applied every year.

So-called New Front Door

There’s still work to be done, but maybe next summer. Or the summer after that.

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  1. 1
    Juliette

    I like it! I really like the kind of red you used, muted, but still fresh.

    Front doors are so underrated; I can easily imagine how much joy it brings you to have something functional and pretty as the one on our house really needs a revamp!

  2. 3
    Jutta

    Juliette, we haven’t actually painted the door yet, but I love the current red. When we do paint it (it’s really flaky now) we’ll definitely keep the same color.

    It’s surprising what a big effect the right kind of door makes, like a lost piece of the puzzle :)

    Nonna, kiitos! On yllättävän iso vaikutus ovella koko talon ilmeeseen.

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