The Difference A Door Makes – How Beyond Salvageable Became Savvy & Chic

The Difference A Door Makes – How Beyond Salvageable Became Savvy & Chic

It’s Day 198 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m amazed at the difference a door makes! It may sound  bad to say this, but sometimes I’m happy when things break around the house because it provides me an opportunity to choose something better. That’s what happened today. Just yesterday my husband told me we had to replace the old garage door to avoid safety hazards. The home is an original HOMEARAMA model from the 90s and I’m pretty sure the door was original too! And while I admire my hubby’s efforts to prolong its life by repairing different parts over the seven years I’ve lived here,  it had gotten to the point where the door could have damaged a vehicle. Or worse, a pet or person. Though this was an unexpected expense  and in many ways couldn’t have come at a worse time with Christmas around the corner (even with my husband doing his due diligence and getting the best deal), the fresh, bright, white door I selected improves the curb appeal of the house so much that I feel I got an early Christmas present. What a difference a door makes!

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Garage Door Update almost complete. The new door is in but I still have to order the trim paint to cover the old color so it matches the existing trim and window box. The front door (not visible) is still green but will get a coat of white as well! And of course the rug thrown over the shrubs and lumber need to go. Even so, what a vast improvement to the home’s overall curb appeal.
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The old green garage door. Because it’s front facing, the color stood out like a sore thumb, especially because the green front door isn’t visible. The master bedroom’s octagon window gets covered each night (but not the sliding doors – I love the moonlight).  It hadn’t been uncovered when I captured this early morning  before picture. It all appeared a little random…

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose wife, mom, and stepmom who moved into the house my husband already owned and lived in with my stepsons, I’m thankful it came with good bones like a finished walk out basement, floor to ceiling windows, and generous square footage with living space to accommodate a big fat blended family. But I’m not gonna lie. I get a little giddy when things go bad and am also thankful that over the years I’ve gotten to select a new dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and kitchen table chairs. The latter was because the kids grew and were bursting through the cane seats! And when the washing machine died we got a modern high efficiency model. We finally got a flat screen television to replace the relic that took up so much of my living room when it just refused to turn on one day. Outside, the dilapidated mailbox was replaced by a white classic one. I probably sound like a retail manufacturers dream…It’s not that. If you read my blog, you know I actually prefer old over new when it comes to my home. But not when a new item, like a garage door makes a difference by providing not only function but Savvy & Chic style and beauty too.

Have you ever had to replace something and it made a difference not only to the function but look of your space? What do you need to replace and how can you do it in a way that fits your finances and your Savvy & Chic style?

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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