Sunday, June 7, 2009

Big Impact From A Big Change & A Little Change



Welcome to another Met Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on The Porch. Today I am featuring a dear friends home. She asked my advice not too long ago about some changes that could be made to her home. She was getting ready to have the home painted and the balcony over the portico front was in bad shape and needed replacement. Her home is a very traditional one. I suggested taking the balcony banister down and replacing it with iron. This was an easy sale for her since she had been thinking along those same lines. She really wanted to change the entire color of her home but her hubby would have none of that. I think the style of her home is very suited for the white and black. Her and I then talked about changing the door color. Something more vibrant that the traditional black. The obvious choice was a red. We both knew a red would work but it would also be completely predictable. She was ready to strike out with something fresh and different. Sage green? Pear Green? Apple green? Gray? Robins egg blue? In the end I suggested a yellow leaning towards gold. She liked the idea and as you can see in the photo above this is what she went with.
Here are a couple before pictures. The home has lovely lines.



I love how the black iron opened up the front of the home and gave it a less heavy look than the wooden rail system did. The yellow door is so fresh!




Although replacing the rail system was a big change, painting the front door was not. That is a quick change with a big impact that anyone can do. Thank you for stopping by today and visiting. To see more transformations and ideas visit Susan here. Have a great week everyone!


30 comments:

  1. Your friend has a beautiful home & the changes turned it into a spectacular home! Love the black wrought iron, that was such a perfect change. The yellow/gold door is so unexpected and cheerful looking. (I want to paint my door, but haven't broached the subject to hubby yet. He likes stained wood...)
    ☺♥☺ Diane

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  2. Wow! That looks amazing! I love the black iron so much better than the wood. I would never have thought to paint the door yellow, but it looks amazing! Perfect touch!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  3. Love this! My home looks similar to this one and we've talked about adding some type of portico. This one is fantastic. I am in Michigan and our home has lost so much value that we can't do any additions.

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  4. What a beautiful home and the gold/yellow looks great on the front door. The black iron is just perfect. Cindy

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  5. What a beautiful home. The changes are just perfect, especially the iron portico railing. And the yellow door is great. Kathy

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  6. The changes that you suggested are great. Love that yellow front door!

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  7. I absolutely love the new iron!

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  8. Oh man, that is one fabulous house. I LOVE it, and that door is great. I just painted my front door too, blue! I love when people go for unexpected colors, great advice you gave to your friend!!!

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  9. What a beautiful home! It has such a timeless look. The new front door color is very welcoming.

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  10. I love it! I would probably not have thought about gold, but it's so bright and pretty.

    I like the iron much better - it's more open and airy.

    thanks for sharing :)

    Lisa

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  11. Oh honey, that is gorgeous! It really looked good before the change, but what a improvement, after the change! Now, I want to paint my door yellow..LOL ;) Nancy

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  12. What a beautiful house! That balcony is to die for! You are right the new railing was such an improvement!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ~Sherrie

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  13. Really pretty! The iron was a great suggestion. And the yellow door is so unexpected! Love it.

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  14. Great ideas! They made a hugs difference, the house was attractive before, but absolutely beautiful, now. Hugs, ~cindy s~ ps, I need a friend like you to help me with the colors on my house, it is ready for a new paint job.

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  15. This is a beautiful home and I think the wrought iron updates it..I also like the urns moved down to the steps!

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  16. I love the changes. The black iron looks fabulous! And the door color is a fun change as well.

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  17. GORGEOUS home. Love the wrought iron and door color. Love to see inside..

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  18. Wow - what a lovely transformation from just a few simple changes! I especially love the door. Btw, I had to let you know that I made your French Toast recipe for a brunch I hosted this morning - OMG, it was SOOOO delicious! We all loved it. Can't wait to make it again and try different fruit fillings. I did the apple like you suggested. Thanks so much!
    Kim

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  19. Your right the house is so pretty to sart with. the changes just atke it up a notch. I love the wrought iron...perfect. The front door color is the perfect accent!!!

    Wonderful!!!

    I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  20. Beautiful home and I like the change she made...Christine

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  21. Hi! So if you have ever had a moment where you meet someone and can't believe the similarities between each of you, I am having one of those! I just came to visit your blog when I was visiting the new post at Restyled Home and was so surprised to see a similar logo between us on your header. I then went to look through your blog, pictures and posts. We are so similar in taste we could be twins! I am now a follower and look forward to knowing you better. I too just had a redesign on my blog and love it! We even have Whimsy in both of our names. I too love Harlequin design! Would love to have you visit.

    Hugs,
    ~Victoria~

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  22. I meant our slogan not our logo...lol. Birds and bunnies are definitely different! :)

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  23. When I opened this post the yellow caught my eye right away. That shade of yellow is classy and the iron rail gives the home a fresh look. Wonderful job and I am sure your friend and her husband love their home’s new look.
    ~Cathy~

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  24. What a house!!! Awesome! And the black iron makes a dramatic difference!!! Great advice.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  25. That is a GREAT change. I love the iron railing and the yellow door. It really pops now which is nice because otherwise it is kind of overshadowed by the portico roof.

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  26. Wow! Your friend's home is beautiful! And the iron posts and cheerful yellow door sure did take it up a notch! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  27. Just stopping by and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

    The changes you and your friend made to her home are beautiful. I love a traditional home! It's amazing how much the wrought iron added to the curb appeal...truly beautiful!

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  28. You have an award waiting for you!! I love reading your blog!! Enjoy!!

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  29. What a lovely home and even better now. I love the front door color, no unpredictable!

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  30. Beautiful home! Thank you for sharing the pics.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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