My New Front Door: The Sun is Shining in Manchester!

Liz's new front door

At the time of writing this post our front door has been living with us for less than a week and I feel like a new Mother. I’m currently sat on the steps as I type, and every so often I keep glancing beyond the laptop to have a look at the beautiful new addition to our home. I mean look at my face – could I be any happier?

The yellow may be considered a brave choice but coupled with a classic door, it’s a simple but tasteful way of bringing a Victorian Terrace bang up to date. A contemporary twist on a Victorian original. Think Charles Dickens styled by Anna Piagi…

 

Lizs-door-before-and-after

Light now pours through the etched panes, brightening up our narrow hallway. The door is yellow on the inside too. Think of it as a feature wall – not as a necessity that needs to be hidden.

The door itself was lovingly crafted by Chris Waldron from The Grand Victorian Door Company. He’s a real nice guy and has this front door lark down to a fine artform. He even put up with my pernickety Graphic Designer requests when it came to selecting a typeface for the fanlight.

As for door furniture, I delight in telling people that we opted for a doctors knocker and a mushroom knob (*snicker*). I guess the colour is loud enough, so we wanted to keep the accessories as simple. Who knew that brass and yellow could be such good friends?

Liz-door-detail

 

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Comments: 13

  1. Ceri Says:
    June 11th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Ahh it looks lovely! What an improvement – absolutely love the bright colour too :)

    Ceri
    October Eleven

  2. liz Says:
    June 11th, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks, I know it really is! I’d like to think it’s not a coincidence that the Sun has been out nearly every day since it has been installed :)

  3. Kelly Says:
    June 11th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    It looks fantastic, and Yes! the font matters. This is what I look forward to about the distant future when I’m no longer a renter.

  4. Karen Says:
    June 12th, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I am so jealous. I am constantly ogling front doors and trying to convince t’other half to update our white UPVC number. I shall leave this page open when he gets home… see if he notices. Hard not to really. That yellow is stunning!

  5. Catherine Says:
    June 12th, 2015 at 8:36 am

    This is my brother’s company. I’m currently a renter, but when (and if) I finally manage to buy my own house, I know who is fitting my front door. This door looks absolutely superb and I would say that even if I hadn’t known who fitted it. Very envious and very happy for you too!!! x

  6. liz Says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Ah it’s good to know i’m not alone with my font obsessions – thanks for the support!

  7. liz Says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Thanks Karen, best of luck convincing t’other half! You could maybe try the ‘it’s so much more secure’ tactic if the aesthetic alone isn’t enough ;)

  8. liz Says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Ah lucky you Catherine! We’re saving up to get our internal doors sorted now and I’ll definitely be using Chris again :)

  9. Hilary Says:
    February 29th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Hi, love your front door, do you know which make and colour of paint yours is. Have been looking at yellow for my new door but there are so many different shades. Really like the shade of yours.

  10. hilary Says:
    March 1st, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Hi. Love your front door. Do you know the exact shade and make of the paint used..I have been looking for a while for the right shade of yellow. Thanks

  11. liz Says:
    April 4th, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Hilary, really sorry but I don’t. Chris Waldron, the chap from The Grand Victorian Door Company has a selection of colours that he has mixed to his specification – one of which was the yellow… I remember him talking about how it took him a while to source the best type/brand of paint for the job but didn’t reveal which. He does about three coats of paint too. Sorry to to be of absolutely no help!

  12. Victoria Says:
    May 24th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Hi, what a lovely door and such a sunny colour. We are in need of a new door to bring to life our new house and there is just so much choice out there. If you don’t mind me asking – did yours come painted and ready to hang?. How much did it cost?

    Many thanks

    Victoria

  13. scooter Says:
    January 6th, 2017 at 4:40 am

    The only thing is the white door jamb doesn’t do the yellow color justice.
    It should be painted a dark color or even black.. maybe dark blue?

    White and yellow clash.

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