MAKING AN ENTRANCE
Features Director Amy Bradford welcomes her new front door
I was determined to have a proper Victorian-style wooden door on my house, and after a long search found someone to make it in sapele wood – Dalton Joinery in Kent (daltonjoinery.co.uk). I painted it with the perfect forest green – ‘Hunter Dunn’ oil gloss by Paint & Paper Library (£31 for 750ml; paintandpaperlibrary.com).
The antique brass lion door knocker came from antiquedoorknockers.co.uk; the letterbox was £30 on Ebay; and the Yale locks and Victorian-style door number came from Amazon. Make sure you check that the lock you are buying is police/ insurance approved (the website should tell you) – not all the nicest looking ones are! My house is now like Fort Knox and the door is beautiful – it will probably be there as long as the house is standing.