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There's No Place Like Home door and letterbox

Pink Door Makeover

The last few days have been insane! I have been at London Fashion Week and my schedule has been crazy. I have been to so many amazing shows and presentations and any moments in-between, I have been hanging out with friends in blogger lounges. I have even  filmed some interviews with designers, which was a little nerve-wracking as I am not comfortable having my photos taken, let alone talking and asking designers questions on camera. It’s been a lot of fun but I decided to take today off because I was exhausted! I literally slept for 10 hours straight last night and when I woke up at 11am this morning, I felt a little disorientated and dehydrated from the extended sleep! We had a great day though and it feels so good to be able to catch up on a bit of blogging and crack on with the renovations.


Back To Reality

Instead of doing fashionable things today, I put on a pair of paint stained leggings and scruffy old tee shirt and gave our door a final coat of paint. We have spent the last few weeks working on this door as it has gone from being a semi-boarded up grotty old door  to being pretty cute (see proof of the original state here, at this stage we had already replaced the brass as the handle had snapped off and the letterbox had been boarded up!). We stripped off the old paint, changed the letterbox, door knob, pull and locks. Then we primed & undercoated it and finally painted it with Valspar Outdoor Wood Paint (which we got mixed up in store as I wanted the perfect shade of pastel pink). After the first coat of pink paint, we used a little lot of Wood Filler to fill in the holes from where it has been boarded over, then we gave it a light sanding down and painted a few more coats. Finally, I couldn’t resist adding on the tiny letters to read ‘There’s No Place Like Home…’

I know a lot of you are loving my home renovations posts, so I promise I will do more soon. Also, a huge thanks to B&Q for helping me out with the pink door makeover! I hope you all like the results, let me know your comments below and I hope you all had an amazing weekend!



There's No Place Like Home door and letterbox




  1. September 18, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Looks so good!! I wish I could have a pink door, mine is boring red.

    • fashionforlunch
      September 19, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Oh red sounds cute though!!!! My last door was shiny wood in a bad way! So glad you like my new pink door!!

  2. September 19, 2016 / 8:26 am

    I love the use of the quote 🙂

    • fashionforlunch
      September 19, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much ! I’m so glad you like it! Xxxxx

  3. September 19, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    love it! you make great use of the pink and the quote is the perfect amount of subtle

    • fashionforlunch
      September 19, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Aw! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! I wanted it to be cute but tiny, so you would easily miss it! Xxxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      September 22, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Ah thank you!!!! I wanted to give it a little something extra xxxxx

  4. Jill
    November 10, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Hi can you tell me where you bought the quote sticker from ? Love it

    • fashionforlunch
      November 11, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Hi! It’s just a letter transfer I picked up at a high street stationers! Xx