My Intentional Home :: Part 2, The Front Door

Version 2First, a brief recap.

My family is going through a major transition. In August, our firstborn left for college. Wow, what a change for all of us! Rather than mindlessly floundering through this transition (I tried that, and it felt yucky), I decided to take this as an opportunity to celebrate my son’s new chapter by beginning my own new chapter.

Because I’m a certified Feng Shui practitioner, I instinctively turned to this rich, Eastern philosophy to help me focus my efforts.

Here are highlights of my second project.

Project 2: My front door.

My intention: To invite new opportunity into my life and business by painting my front door.

In Feng Shui, the front door is hugely important. Symbolically, it’s your calling card to the world and the entrance through which opportunity flows into your life. Therefore, you want it to radiate good energy and be attractive.

Project length: One weekend.

Unexpected delights: The teal color I chose matches my Good Intentions logo. I didn’t start out with that goal, it just unfolded.

Challenges: I’m really finicky about color. I thought I had picked the right shade, but once I saw it on my door, it was too pale. So, back to Home Depot I went to buy another quart and start over. In the end, it took twice the effort, but it was worth it to get it right.

Happy outcomes: My pretty new door color lifts my energy every time I look at it. It’s clean and fresh. It’s symbolic importance reminds me to seek new opportunities and stay open to ones I can’t see. Much to my pleasure, good things are already flowing in.

Tip: If you decide to paint your door, pick a color you would look good wearing.

Photo highlights:

BEFORE
Nice, but it was time for a change.
Front door berry

AFTER
I love it! My family does, too.
Front door
‘Til next installment of The Half-Empty Nest. 😉

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