Budget Front Door Updates
These budget front door updates will make your neighbors envious. Painting exterior home elements is an easy way to update your home and add curb appeal.
This article contains several budget front door updates that will have you smiling. No need to worry about “can I do this?”, if I can do these projects, you can too!
Like the Red Door? I did 15 years ago when I painted it this color. Time for a change. A few posts ago I shared with you how the Junktion Technical Specialist painted the window shutters. While the shutters were being painted I was painting the door and the out-dated hardware. The painted door will be the next post.
I like having a door knocker, not that anyone ever uses it. I think it gives the door a little pizzazz! But the shiny brass had to go, too out dated.
The kick plate was added to the door when I painted the door red.. I also think this detail adds a little something extra to the front door. Now the dust…..that’s another story. We’re back door people so I hardly ever look closely at the outside of our front door. Does anyone else have a dusty front door? Go take a look. Surely I’m not the only one.
I’m rethinking the kick plate although it’s still there. Are kick plates out of date? Maybe the next time I paint the door there will be no kick plate.
Rust-oleum Metallic Spray Paint covers great and it adheres well to the brass. I used the same Antique Bronze finish I used for the hardware on my Hepplewhite Style Sideboard. to paint the kick plate and the other door hardware.
Lots of tiny screws in the kick plate and the door knocker. Ummm….how to spray them without getting paint on the threads? I came up with a simple solution. I took the lids to several spray paint cans and laid the kick plate and the knocker flat on the lids to raise them up and then I set the screws into them just like they would screw into the door. And that’s the way I spray painted both pieces. Brilliant, if I do say so myself! I’m sorry this picture doesn’t show that very well.
The kick plate all bronzed up. I guess when I do the post on painting the door the color isn’t going to be a surprise.
Wow, I really like the Metallic Antique Bronze.
Update to this post. Funny Story
Notice anything? One of my dear readers Leslie left a comment for me and she asked really nicely, like I might get offended, “is your knocker on upside down?” What? It was about 10 at night and dark and I was all curled up on the couch so I just looked at the picture instead of going to the front door. Then I looked up some websites that sell door knockers and guess what…..it is on upside down.
This is how the door and knocker looked for the past 15 years before this latest paint job. It’s been on upside down for that long!
I went outside this morning to put it on right but I had stripped the screw head on one of the screws and was having a heck of a time getting it out. That’s when I said to myself “You know Kathy, I think it looks better this way”. So that’s the way it is!
Was I offended that Leslie would ask me that question. Not a bit. I just keep laughing at my craziness. You have to be able to laugh at yourself. So now when I look at my front door or these posts I will just have a good laugh and think about Leslie and her sweet comment.
Time for one more of my budget front door updates…..adding address numbers to the front door.
These are chipboard numbers I purchased at the Nashville Flea Market a couple of months ago. I shopped several stores looking for wood numbers for the door but either they weren’t the right size, or style, or something. The chipboard numbers were 3 for $2 and I thought they might work. I got out my spray paint and painted them black.
I found some tiny nails, grabbed my nail punch and hammer, and nailed the numbers to the door.
Black, why did I paint them black. That’s what I asked myself after I nailed them to the door and backed away to get a good look. I guess in the back of my mind I had the idea that all house numbers are black….I know…don’t ask me what I was thinking.
So anyway, I had already nailed the numbers to the door and since they were chipboard I knew I would probably tear them up if I pried them off the door. I found the brown paint that we used to paint the house shutters and repainted the numbers in place on the door. Yes, it was messy. Those numbers were not very thick at all so I made a mess on the door. I had to take a wet shop rag and wipe brown paint off the door.It wasn’t an easy process.
Budget Front Door Updates That Add Curb Appeal To Your Home
It was a pain in the butt but the numbers on the door look great! Time for more budget front door updates…..
You won’t believe what a difference this simple project made in the curb appeal of the house. The white framed door was a stark contrast to the blue front door. This metal frame was painted four years ago and still look like new. The complete post with details can be viewed by clicking on the photo below.
Another simple update is painting the house shutters. This project was completed in one afternoon. For all the details click the photo below.
As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy