What colour is your front door?

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What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245149Post Graye
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:15 pm

I only ask because I have just had to repaint ours. The only colour we had is a very shiny black gloss so that's what it is now. It WAS a dark woodstain but there was an horrendous soft metal lion's head "thingie" on it which we couldn't stand looking at any more and which left a horrible mark when it was prised off. Not one of the jobs on my million mile long list of "things we must do immediately" but it looked really silly otherwise.

As I was brushing away I thought about what door colour has to say about people, hence the question...
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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245150Post MKG
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:39 pm

White - merely because it's one of those high-security plastic jobbies.

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Post: # 245151Post pelmetman
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Brown wood stain which I keep meaning to paint Red :mrgreen: ..............but our proper home "Horace" the camper has a white door :cooldude:

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Post: # 245153Post mrsflibble
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:38 pm

white high security, but with a massive textured glass, double glazed panel with faux stained glass work flowers on it.
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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245156Post Milims
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:47 pm

I hate our front door! It's sort of long glass pannels with dark brown stained wood between. Yuck! I want a new one like the Edwardian style/council house with the 6 small panes of glass at the top and painted either Buckingham Green or purple!
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Post: # 245160Post spider8
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:20 pm

The front door of this rented house is a dark woodstain......with leaky bits.........and a big single glass panel in it. I'd love one that is all one piece with a spy hole so I can hide behind it and wouldn't have to answer it if I didn't like who's there.
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Post: # 245170Post RuthG
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:27 pm

Currently French Navy blue, but soon to be a dark red, when I fianlly figure out the best way to strip it back to bare wood (needs doing as the old wood is about 7 layers deep and is bubbling and cracked)

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Post: # 245176Post JuzaMum
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:02 pm

Oak stained wood with 3 leaded glass panels, gothic style. We gave up with the draughty multi paint layered door made of large patches of filler. It looks very nice but shows up the rest of the house!

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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245185Post happyhippy
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:38 pm

Millims,Mine is the same!I brought a roll of fake stained glass from a hardware store,made some templates and,easy to apply and wow it makes a big difference!

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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245187Post Sky
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:39 pm

Dark brown.

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Post: # 245322Post Merry
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:12 am

White - with windows - and various stickers. 'Age of Aquarius'- 'Friend of the Earth'-'Beware of the Greyhound'.
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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245328Post celticmyth
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:46 am

Horrible UPVC double glazed white and half-glazed.....wish i still had a wooden door and i would paint it dark green or purple :-)
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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245330Post bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:36 am

Currently clear varnish on old oak, but is a little waterstained. Once I have squared it with the landlady, I will pait it heritage green. For those not as poncy as I am, this is a gorgeous creamy pale green colour and it is everwhere up here in the cotswolds because it looks great with sandstone.

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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245334Post kit-e-kate
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:51 am

Ours is a big old 6 panelled one, which was brown when we moved in, but is now a gorgeous bright red. :icon_smile:

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Re: What colour is your front door?

Post: # 245336Post prison break fan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:10 pm

I've got the sort of front door Milims would like, and it is painted French navy with a lovely French enamel number plate. Unfortunately I can't take the credit as my daughter did it, and it's lovely! pbf.

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