Saturday, May 23, 2009

~Front door makeover~

If you can't tell from the last few posts, I have been in total make over mode throughout the house. I have been wanting to paint the front door, but I was scared to, because if it looked terrible I couldn't hid it and we didn't have the budget to buy a whole new door. But after talking to a few friends, I decided to go for it, and I am SO glad I did!
For under $10 and one hour, I have a brand new look.

Front of the house, I think we need to trim the tree's, you can hardly see our house! I didn't realize it till I took these pictures!
Better view of the front door/walkway area. Please excuse the dying flowers. I have no idea why they are dying, maybe too much water!? We have had so much rain this year. We also have an armadillo that is tearing up our flower beds and our neighbors. I go out every morning and fill in the holes...grrrr...
Front door with screen/glass door open

Front door all cleaned and ready to be painted!

rusty, nasty looking old hardware
1st coat of paint
All done! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it looks!
We can't afford new hardware right now, at least the ones I want, so to tide us over, I sprayed them with hammered nickel paint. They really help finish up the door.

New front of the house. I still have to put the nickel kick plate and hardware up on the glass door. I also grabbed that pot out front and gave that a spray of black paint. I also want to do the light and the hanging basket on the wall.
I really like how it is coming out!


House of Brodt said...

SO cute! And look at you DIY and for very little moolah, even better! Our front door desperately needs help as it never got stained properly when David hung it...I've been thinking about painting it black too, but still can't decide.

Oh, you need to post some after pics of your cabinets too! In fact, as I type, my hubby is testing your technique on the new laundry room cabinets we purchased to replace the dingy old shelves in there. I hope it works good for us too! :)

The Smith Family said...

Ooo!!! I LOVE it. What a difference it makes! SO clean and modern!
I wanted to stop by and say hello and thank you for taking the time to look around my Wonderfully Wordy blog! I love new visitors.
If you need anything, please let me know! Keeping my fingers crossed, for lettering for your new door!!
Shelley Smith

The Young Family said...

I'm so impressed with all of the changes. Especially the cabinets. Great job!

Sara Scott said...

Also cool.. what kind of paint did you use? Once this is approved by our PITA HOA I may give this a whirl..

Jess said...

Thanks guys! I just used BEHR® PREMIUM EXTERIOR SEMI-GLOSS in Black Suede. I scrubbed down the door, let it dry and then did two coats of paint, and wah laa! New door!