Saturday, January 11, 2014

Red door

Inside before paint  
Our house was painted back in October, but the new door hadn't been installed. We finally got the door and installed it, but then our painter got busy with other projects---he finally painted the door this week! We love it!!
 New paint!
Original door
All done and beautiful!!!
I researched the significance of a red door and this is what I found:
1. In Feng Shui, a red door means “Welcome.” Actually it means something about welcoming energy.

In the early days of America, if someone saw a red front door, they would know it was a welcome place to stay the night and eat. Better than a “Vacant” sign.

2. A red door means “protection.”  This is a Biblical meaning. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew children were instructed to rub blood on their doorposts so that the Angel of Death would pass over their home. A home with red on the door was protected. You’ll still see this today at churches if you pay attention. Many of them have their doors painted red. It’s symbolic for the protection of God.

3. And finallya red front door means a mortgage-free home. This first started in Scotland. When someone paid off their home, they would then paint the front door red. It was an announcement to the world “Hey! We’re debt free!" Pedar and I may not be able to proclaim this anytime soon, but it is our ultimate goal to pay off our mortgage!

We love you, red door!!

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