Archive for September, 2012


“Your Happy Home” -The Entrances

I have realized that in writing this blog it is going to be a process where I am going to be telling you about my journey. It is going to be dynamic, and sometimes go in different directions. I believe this is how life is lived. Ideas and opportunities present themselves and we often act on them to see where they will lead us.
This struck me when I was entering our house and I started to “see” as opposed to looking at the entrance doors. I realized that they could use a “freshening up”. We live by the ocean, facing south, so the paint takes a real beating from “Mother Nature”.

We have a front entrance and two side entrances and they were all suggesting they needed a little freshening.
The entrances are the first things that speak about you and your home. They are an introduction to what will be found in the home. Will it be orderly, friendly, inviting, peaceful, replenishing? Are your doors painted or are they wood that has been stained? How does the door handle look? Does it have a feel of power and energy, does it suggest abundance and prosperity?

Well I found that I needed to repaint our doors and not only that, they needed to be stripped, primed, and then 2 good coats. Fortunately the weather was great, warm and sunny so the prep and the painting was pleasant. I did note that two of our door handles could use some up grading. They are old, so I have to decide if I can restore them or if I have to look at getting new hardware. I am always up for restoration, just need to source some parts and possibly tough paint.

While we are thinking about the doors and their hardware be sure to include the door bell, any hand rails, stairs and door mat. These components are part of the team and will be part of the energy flowing in your house.

Till the next time enjoy your home, look for the areas that make you feel at ease.