Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bah-Nilla to "Not Bad..". Exterior Changes


So, this was the "before" of the Big Bah-Nilla's front door...


Plain white... No shutters... The recessed doorway made it really plain...


The "during"... Enter new doors... These were discontinued at a local lumbar yard, so we got a really good deal.  I have LOVED this type siding forever... there isn't much; but, for me it made all the difference... 

Note:  this was not a DIY project for us... brick had to be knocked out... openings resized... You get the picture.   We used Healey Homes and were very happy with their work. 


The "after"... shutters were made from the same cedar we used to trim out the door.  Siding was painted Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams.  We used Black Fox to tint the stain for the door and shutters.  And, stuck to white trim because of the windows and gutters, which are white.


The entrance is still recessed... But, at least now it makes you want to look a little deeper into the hole... LOL... This was taken before we had put on the new hardware; somehow, I managed to DELETE all my post remodel photos (these are from my phone) and it is just too cold and dreary for me to make more today. 

Where the Big Bah-Nilla used to be just plain Jane... Now, she's "Not bad..." This spring and summer I hope to tackle the landscape issues and create some welcoming features.  The list never ends...

Linking with Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays... A treasure trove of ideas.  ;) 

blessings ~ tanna

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i didn't mind the 'before' but i like the 'after' too! :)

Susan Sevig said...

Tanna, I am so pleased for you. What a gorgeous door and the shutters...they take this house over the top. Wishing you smooth sailing from here on out!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It's beautiful! :)

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful transformation! That door and the shingle siding is amazing.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, such a huge difference!! The new door is wonderful and so are the other additions too! It is amazing what changing just one or two things can do isn't it. xx

Catherine said...

I think the house looks great! You certainly have added personality and charm. I think the front doors are beautiful.
xo
Catherine

kathy b said...

Much more inviting. LOVE what you've done. Keep up the good work. It s charming

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous doors, Tanna and I love those shingles, too and wish we could add them to our house somewhere, but that won't be happening. You are all linked up and thanks for joining.

Christine said...


I like the shutters. They are like eyelashes for the windows. You have "painted" her up beautifully.
Well done!

Dee said...

What a DIFFERENCE! The remodel looks great!

Janette Wright said...

Wow, it just looks great!! My son had floor plans all across his table last night and I had so much fun looking through them...I really love remodeling and new home construction. Great job. As for cloudy, cold and just not our Texas sun weather, well I hear we will have it this weekend!

Shug said...

A great change! Awesome job....The doors are beautiful and the shutters just add character. Can't wait to see the things you do this summer. You are so creative!! Stay warm....it's still so dreary.

podso said...

Not so Banilla anymore! What a transformation with the gray, the shutters and the new front by the door. What a good eye you have to figure out how to transform it! As for the little squares--I could see either. What a striking vest or jacket. but a throw as well … my guess is you may know by March ...

Deb said...

Hi Tanna - your entrance looks beautiful. I love the change. You are the winner of the tea-cup, Tanna. Congratulations. Could you send your mailing address to debsteckly@catlover.com

Thanks.

Betsy Brock said...

You certainly have a talent for seeing a vision and making it happen...even if you didn't actually do the work. It's lovely!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful transformation! I love the new door and the added shutters. You have a great eye for detail, Tanna. Take care!

Pondside said...

Couldn't you come up this way and be my neighbour for a year? I'd be inviting you for tea every week, just for your ideas.......and for the conversation...of course!
I like your re-done front door, especially the colours you've chosen.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

If, and when we buy a house, I'm calling you in for renovations and decoration. Ha! What a difference that entryway makes. Very colonial looking now ... dark wood with white accents. I like it a lot! Good job! Hugs, Tammy

karen said...

Love the new door and entry way! I think the eye naturally gets drawn into the space, can't wait to see what kind of landscaping you decide to do.

Lynne said...

You have VISION girl . . . and have gone from an "okay" look to one I would want to call "mine!"
Oh my . . . Love the entrance and the shutters and lessening some of the white has truly made a dynamo improvement . . .

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

you've added some sprinkles to the big bah-nilla and it made all the difference!!

you have a great eye, Tanna :)

Mereknits said...

What an amazing difference it has made, it is beautiful.
Meredith

Tricia Buice said...

Wow Tanna - when you start blogging again - you get after it! Sorry I've missed so many. Busy days :( Love what you've done with this gorgeous front door. You are a brave woman! I also popped over to your daughters blog and took a peek at her gorgeous renovation success. It must run in the family!

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