My Porch makeover…

A porch is a funny thing isn’t it… ours is what I’d describe as a door that leads to a small room that you most definitely could not swing a cat in, that leads to another door. The front door.

My pet hate is when delivery drivers knock on the porch door instead of the front door because I’m very rarely able to hear it. When I do finally come to the door, they are stood there like a lemon. It’s like a porch is a sacred place and visitors aren’t really sure if they are allowed in it.

I guess it does have its practicalities. You can store wellies in there, raincoats, umbrellas and most importantly it provides a dry shelter for what I like to call ‘happy post’!

Our front door was looking a bit tired so I thought I’d treat it to some farrow and ball love and whilst I was there, spruce up the porch as well!

This is what our door looked like before… 


The porch was nothing but a magnolia spiders paradise and a couple of empty shelves.

The middle of our door has a stained glass window, so when choosing a colour I had to take in to consideration the colours in the glass. 

I decided to go for farrow and ball Manor House Gray.


But first I had to do the boring bit and sand and prime the door.



Once the primer had dried I applied my first coat of grey.


The door took three coats of paint…

I’m thrilled with the end colour result but even more thrilled with my new bee knocker from The Door Knocker Company.


Isn’t she gorgeous…


The Door Knocker Company have some amazing door knockers mostly made in the UK using traditional forging and casting methods.
The designs date from the Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian periods and are complimented by contemporary, simple designs and cottage door knockers.


Whilst I was waiting for door to dry I gave the porch a lick of paint and added some greenery.




Let me know what you think in the comments or on my Instagram page @iamhayleystuart.

Until next time

Hayley x

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1 Comment

  1. May 15, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Looks fab! We have a similar space but only one front door. Love the idea of plants but thought they would die due to lack of sunlight (photosynthesis 😉) but have you used house plants instead?

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