I write another blog that is about real estate and things you can do to your home to improve it for re-sale. I’ve been writing it for a couple of years now and, while I enjoy the topic of real estate, I found that I kept slipping in pictures of gorgeous front doors instead of writing actual posts.
At first, I did it as a quickie way to post something when I was pressed for time. I’d simply slap up a picture of a wonderfully colored front door and, presto, the post was done for the day! Then, I started posting front doors just because they made me happy to look at them. I rationalized it by saying that front doors are an important part of a homebuyer’s first impression of a home. It’s true, they are, but I wasn’t featuring pretty front doors simply because of that…I was posting them because I was absolutely fascinated by them. Their colors. Their shapes. What they said about the owners of the home. The whole enchilada. I could look at different front doors for hours. Doors are such a simple concept, yet they can project a million different things about the occupants of a home.
Through this process, I realized I wasn’t the only person fascinated by front doors. The reader analytics for my front door posts on my other blog are quite impressive. Pinterest has thousands of boards devoted to doors and you’d be hard pressed to find a design blog that hasn’t featured charming front doors more than a few times. Front doors are seemingly quite an obsession for many.
For me, what was once a quickie blog post quickly turned into an all out addiction, complete with making my husband stop the car so I could take pictures of doors that I thought were “unbelievably gorgeous” and needed to be shared on my blog.
You see, I am what’s known as a Front Door Freak and when I say freak, I mean it in the nicest possible way.
If you too find yourself fascinated by front doors, then this will be your place. Feel free to stop by and let your Front Door Freak Flag Fly!
I am planning on featuring pretty doors everyday as well any topics having to do with front doors. If there is a front door feature you’d like to see, send me an email and I’d be happy to include it.
I am using the 31 Writing Challenge to get this front door party started. I hope you come back and enjoy my obsession with me. Here are the topics I plan on including:
October 2nd – If this were my front door, how would I style it?
October 3rd – The emotional meaning behind front door colors
October 4th – How to choose front door color
October 5th – Front door color of the week…RED
October 6th – How can you tell if you’re a Front Door Freak?
October 7th – If you knock on this door, which celebrity will answer?
October 8th – Feng Shui for Doors
October 9th – My picks for Fun Halloween Doormats
October 10th – How to paint a front door
October 11th – My three front doors
October 12th – Front door color of the week…MARINE BLUE
October 13th – Doorbells and Door knockers
October 14th – Tone-on-Tone Doors
October 15th – If this were my front door, how would I style it?
October 16th – Front Door Lighting
October 17th – If you knock on this door, which celebrity will answer?
October 18th – The value of a color consultant
October 19th – Front door color of the week…Yellow
October 20th – A front door color quiz based on your personality
October 21st – Well said…
October 22nd – A deeper look at Feng Shui and my front door
October 23rd – A new front door paint trend – Shiny Paint
October 24th – If this were my front door, how would I style it?
October 25th – A powerful doormat
October 26th – Front door color of the week…Orange and Pumpkin
October 27th – Planters, Urns & Flower boxes, Oh My!
October 28th – Front Door Hardware
October 29th – If you knock on this door, which celebrity will answer?
October 30th – Lots of Great Front Door Knockers