I have a confession to make, and it’s one about my front door. You know when there is one thing, just one that really lets down the outside of your house, it’s my poor and very sad front door. From a distance, and with one eye closed it looks OK, passable even, but look a little closer…well let me explain.
My front door is a little like me and has a good and bad side when it come to being photographed, and some angles are better than others. Here is its good side. I’ve tried to dress it with flowers, as I would myself in an attempt to show it at its best : Sometimes, however you need to look at the problems head on. The peeling paint, reminds me of the wrinkles that I seem to be collecting. Maybe I should be kinder, and think of them as laughter lines of all the great friends and family who have visited. We have repainted it many colours, but its age keeps popping through. I confess I have exactly the same problem with my hair!
The leaded panel, that we carefully have to fold back, each time the pesky paper boy unpicks it, reminds me of the make-up I meticulously apply each morning, trying to turn back time. One day I triumphantly googled how to clean the brass letterbox, when we had run out of brass cleaner, and it turned up ‘ketchup’ as a result, only for me to realise that like spanx, it just made the problem a whole lot worse in the end.
My old front door need care and attention, it no longer closes with ease (you really should hear my old knees when I stand up, or walk down the stairs) and the draft that blows underneath, needs sorting before winter takes hold *ahem* I shall make no comment on the similarity to me there! Well it’s time to take drastic action, replace the original with the new, and a composite door, which I am sure is the answer to my prayers. It would be more robust and environmentally friendly, life lessons I could learn from. So I leave my confession here, on my trusty blog and hope that my cries are heard.
I am entering this into the Yale Door (http://www.yaledoor.co.uk/) competition to try and win myself a new composite front door.