Front door makeover in progress

And the nesting continues... :)
Today's project was finishing the front door problems.
Problem #1: the hardware needs replacing. 
And...
Problem #2: the door needs repainting (obviously)

Here are some pictures!

...this is the only before picture I could find... If you notice the door handles, I spray painted black. They started chipping quickly. And, it made the not-painted area really stand out, unfortunately. The den behind the dogs was our office, but with baby on the way, we're turing this room into a play room with Ikea storage units and bright colors :) kid friendly!
I ordered the hardware for the door through bay. $49, plus $15 shipping. It got here in one week. :) Lowes, my favorite DIY store, sells them for about $120. So, we saved about $45.00 by buying it online. :) SCORE!

..the door is off the hinges, yes, I did this alone. don't scold me. I'm a pregnant woman on a mission.

The door was WAY heavier than I thought, so it made it to the den...no big deal, because we're putting tile in here in the next few weeks anyway.


 gross.
 it looks lighter when the paint is wet, but trust me...it's a great color.
 this is the first color that was "premixed" so I bought it for $8.00 verses the $14 I spent on the second color. WORRRRTH it.

 Instead of taking off the hardware, AGAIN, I just taped around it, and used a small brush for that area. wah-lah.


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 AFTER! Not too shabby, eh?



Next, I'll get a new door mat and some decor for outside. bye bye succulents. We're graduating to shrubbery. :) 

That's all for today folks!


Be Blessed! 
The DIY Wifey,
 

1 comment:

Kristi said...

love it! too cute!