DIY Front Door Makeover
Nothing says “First Impression” like the front entrance of your home. Our front entrance… basic, plain, not the impression we want to give off. Therefore, I decided to spruce up the entrance of our home by highlighting our Front Door! One of many projects to add some much-needed curb appeal. For the past three years, our front door has been saying… NOTHING! Just a plain, white dingy door with a standard gold doorknob, knocker, and rusty kick plate. It just screamed, Zero Personality! So giving our door a fresh new paint color, upgraded fixtures, and a few added touches will add the character and charm that we want!
I painted our door Kentucky Haze by Benjamin Moore. A color that I fell in love with after seeing a post on painted cabinets by The Creativity Exchange. I love going to The Creativity Exchange blog for paint color choices, she’s the best!
But, I didn’t just slap some paint on the door, there is actually a technique to painting a door! See steps below!
First, I prepped by removing all the hardware from the door, laid down a drop cloth, and taped up the windows; (or you can just remove the entire door).
Then, I painted the door two coats of the Benjamin Moore’s Kentucky Haze, letting the first coat dry for at least 4 hours before the second coat.
After letting the paint dry overnight, I replace the doorknob with a new Kwikset-Handleset in a Venetian Bronze finish. I also spray painted the door-knocker, kick plate, and front porch light fixture an Oil Rubbed Bronze by Rust-Oleum to match the new door handle set.
We tried to replace the 2×4 wood block beneath the door but that sucker would not budge! So, I sanded it down and painted it the Kentucky Haze color as well.
Furthermore, I added a few extra touches by replacing the old doorbell ringer with a new bronze doorbell button and added a cute door decal. Feels so welcoming!
Our DIY faux Moroccan privacy window looks great from the outside too!
A simple upgrade, that makes a statement and adds some personality to our home.
Doors do make a Difference!