Quick Entryway Update!

Hey hey!! Hope your Friday is off to a great start (which lets be honest, Fridays are ALWAYS off to a great start because Friday.) A few weeks ago I shared a little bit on inspiration for updating my outside entryway, and I’m back to show you the quick results!

The biggest struggle that I have with the exterior of our house is that is just sort of boring its this (a little bit awkward) shade of beige stucco that sometimes looks pink, sometimes looks brown, sometimes looks a little greenish. Like I said, weird. That, coupled with the rock color, leaves me staring blankly at it when it comes to bringing some color in.  So I embraced it and went a little less loud.

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The hardware that we had on the door I was not a super fan of. When our previous handle broke, Court ran to HD and in all his manly designer ways picked something that he thought I would love, bless his heart. I was out of town and remember walking up to the front door and thinking “oh why?!”

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So when Kwikset sent me their new Downtown Low Profile Deadbolt and Halifax Lever I was ALL OVER IT. I’d actually been researching new hardware and wanted something that looked modern and sleek but all of the low profile deadbolts were $$$$ so I put it off.

Just for fun, guess how much the Downtown deadbolt is…$35.97!  THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS!! And they will most likely have them in stock at your local Home Depot or Lowes so if you want to check them out in person you totally can!

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SO MUCH BETTER!!

For the rest of the space I pulled in my favorite cacti, and a easy and cute rug from Target.

I hung a himmeli wreath on the door (you can get your own here!)

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I also ordered a wind chime from CB2 that was in my inspiration board but it looked sort of out of place with the stucco, so I took it down and I’m on the hunt for something less stark.

I swapped out the heinous doorbell…

For something with a little more style and personality.

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I also freshened up the wood on the door with a good cleaning and wipe down with Wipe On Poly.

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From the inside, the Kwikset hardware is just as amazing (in case you were wondering what it looked like from that side!)

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If you’ve got some ugly door hardware that mocks you every time you look at it, it might be the time to swap it out! Trust me when I say, you won’t find something more stylish for a better price than the Uptown/Downtown set. Seems like the perfect way to celebrate the weekend to me!

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July 29, 2016 at 12:39PM

Each year, for a few weeks in summer, a loose confederation of like-minded souls called the Rainbow Family of Living Light quietly converts a site in a public forest somewhere in the United States into a communal living space for thousands. Campsites are established, latrines are dug, and an elaborate water filtration system is erected to bring water from nearby streams. While the group’s origin is a bit cloudy, it’s generally accepted that the first “official’’ gathering of the Rainbow Family was in Colorado in 1972. This summer they gathered in Mt. Tabor, Vt. — By Jessica Rinaldi

The Rainbow Family gathering draws free spirits from across the country, including this man dressed as a tree-like Ent from “The Lord of the Rings” at this year’s event, held on public forestland near Mount Tabor, Vermont. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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July 27, 2016 at 07:31PM

In a historic moment, Hillary Clinton was nominated as the first female presidential candidate from a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The convention has not been without protests though, some by ardent Bernie Sanders supporters and some by activists concerned with particular issues. — By Lloyd Young

Delegates react as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appears live via satellite at the conclusion of the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 26. The four-day convention is expected to end with Clinton formally accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. (Justin Lane/EPA)

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July 27, 2016 at 07:31PM

In a historic moment, Hillary Clinton was nominated as the first female presidential candidate from a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The convention has not been without protests though, some by ardent Bernie Sanders supporters and some by activists concerned with particular issues. — By Lloyd Young

Delegates react as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appears live via satellite at the conclusion of the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 26. The four-day convention is expected to end with Clinton formally accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. (Justin Lane/EPA)

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