Nothing about this entry screams, “Welcome!”. If anything, I’d want to put on an extra pair of shoes on because it looks so… dirty. Luckily Ryan and I can see the beauty in a project even when it’s covered in dirt, blue industrial carpeting, and 300 staples.
I didn’t get a chance to take a photo when it was carpeted, but I’m sure you get the idea. Yesterday I seriously ripped out an obscene amount of staples and hooks from the wall and it already looks different. When I head over there this afternoon I’ll be painting the walls and molding to give it a fresh little face lift. After all, this is the first thing that people see when they come over.
Once it’s painted, we’re going to get four of these IKEA mats to completely carpet the front porch. They are the perfect durability for snow boots and exterior debris. And, the price isn’t half bad either.
Oh, and we’re getting a new door this week too! There’s something about this one that makes me think it’s in a jail cell. Just enough glass to peak in to see what’s going on in there.