Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Front door makeover tutorial

Hey guys so i mentioned earlier about my friend Stacy's new front door. She inspired me to jazz up our front door so here is the before and after..

And with the new screen door. I'm not to excited about the color but hubs does not want me to paint it :(  
So here goes! 
Remember i talked about a cheap way to update your hardware. Well i saw this idea over at Kara's Korner check out her blog she has some great tutorials! We spray painted our gold hardware a dark bronze color. The spray paint cost $25 and that should last us to do at least all the outside doors and hopefully all the interior doors as well. 

Here is the run down of what be bought...
-Screen door
-Spray paint
-Stain (for screen door)

First hubs sanded stickers off the screen door with an electric sander.

Then i stained the screen door

Then we removed the door

we also removed all the hinges

then hubs sanded the hinges, also with the electric sander

Hubs spray primed and painted the hardware

Here is the primed picture i forgot to get a picture of the finished hinge but we have a whole house of hinges to paint so i will get a better before and after pic when we tackle that project. 

Then we hubs sanded the door (sorry this one's kinda blurry, it started getting dark at this point...)

Then i started painting the door "lucky bamboo" by behr. well it looked like kermit barfed on our front door. so in fear of ticking off our neighbors, i ran to home depot and they kindly made it darker for me. The color it is now is closer to "amazon jungle"

Here is the difference.
Lucky Bamboo is on the left and Amazon Jungle is on the right
So much better! 

Hubs put the hardware back on

 and WALA!!

Now for the screen door. These next few pics are of the hinges we bought. Sorry for the terrible pics i had very little light.

Gate Pull $5

We got two of these 4'' T -Hinges $8

Spring $9

Inside door pull $3

Here is the project breakdown
Screen door-$20
Hinges-$25 Total 
Paint $36
Spray paint-$25
Stain-had left over from a house hubs stained

Total $106
The screen door cost $45
That sounds a lot for one door but all the paint can be used on the rest of our 4 doors. 

There you have it! Our new front door, hopefully well have the rest of the doors painted soon.  The doors we have left are the shed doors, the back porch door and our back porch door off the master. 

We are LoViNg the screen door! it is perfect for this time of year we have had the AC off the past to days and it is wonderful! Perfect for fall!

1 comment:

Candie Rossler said...

I never knew that giving your front door a makeover could be fun. I like the way you did it. I might show this to my friend, in order for him to help me fix our front door, so thanks for posting. =)


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