Dressed Up French Doors
April 29, 2014
*This post is sponsored by America’s trusted lock brand, Schlage.
Our oldest daughter (my stepdaughter) is 22 and she is graduating from college in June – she will be moving home for a year to work and get some experience in her medical field before continuing her education the following year. We’re all excited around here, it means she’ll be living with us again while she works locally at her new job. We have a little studio above our garage she will be moving into when she returns home in June from UC San Diego and I’m getting it ready for her arrival in 6 short weeks!
One of the things I wanted to do was spruce up the entry to that studio. There are two French doors on the balcony that lead to the unit, so when Schlage asked me to participate in their “Dress Up Your Doors” campaign, I said “Sure, perfect timing!”
A few plants and an outdoor rug were also added to freshen for spring and summer.
These doors are a few steps away from our balcony’s sitting area, the accents on the other side of the balcony are blue so I continued the palette here.
The old hardware was looking shabby so we welcomed the opportunity to replace it.
I chose the Camelot Keypad Lever Door Lock for the bottom for our door hardware swap. I loved the idea of a keypad entry for the studio and the dark bronze to add contrast against the white doors.
I ordered the Addison Deadbolt for above because I thought it was really stylish (hello square decorative plate) but unfortunately…
The square decorative plate was too big for the space between the new keypad and the deadbolt, so we’re replacing it with this smaller Schlage Bronze Deadbolt instead. For now, a little of the metal behind the old deadbolt is exposed, but when a new deadbolt arrives it will be perfect. We’ve never had a keypad entry before so this was a great opportunity to try out this style and I love the classic dark bronze finish, a great upgrade!
The studio above the garage is accessed privately from our rear yard, and you can see in the reflection the view of our hill where our grapevines grow. It’s a lovely place to sit!
*Thanks to America’s trusted lock brand Schlage for sponsoring this hardware swap and inspiring the entry makeover. All opinions are my own. .