6 Budget Friendly Ways to Improve Your Front Door's Curb Appeal

I've made no secret about how much I hate our front door, but it simply isn't in the budget right now to replace it. I decided to try out some cheap makeover projects to see if I could improve the front door's curb appeal; and I couldn't be happier with the transformation! Check out my blog post for more tips and details!
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Rather than incur the large expense of replacing our outdated front door, we decided to try to some budget friendly makeovers until we can save up for a new door.
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We tackled 6 different parts of our front door: 1. updating the lighting 2. adding planters 3. painting 4. upgrading the door hardware 5. adding house numbers 6. adding a whimsical door mat
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Here is a before and after of the front door. Each little makeover was under $20 except for the door hardware which was totally the the splurge :) It may not be a new door but it certainly feels like it is!
Simply Swider- Stephanie

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Donna
    on May 25, 2017

    Really couldn't see the 'Before' picture at all, but the 'After' is really pretty. I'd love to know what the deep red color on the door is. It's beautiful!
    • Donna
      on May 26, 2017

      Thanks Stephanie.... I can't buy Behr paint where I live, but can probably find a color swatch online, or order a sample like I've done before. I wonder if your door color is similar to Benjamin Moore's Georgian Brick? Your mix is a really nice color! Did you use latex exterior paint with a satin finish? I've been dithering forever over my front door paint color...along with a color to paint our shutters... and your door has given me another color to add to my ever-growing list of possibilities.  I live in a 100+ year old small farmhouse with white siding, a dark taupe architectural shingled roof , forest green shutters and a buckskin colored door almost identical to yours...and I'm ready for a change of color for the shutters and door. Can't change the roof or siding, obviously. Your door color would work with the roof, I think. Anyhow, thanks again!

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  • Sue
    on Jul 24, 2014

    Very nice!! Sure adds great curb appeal.

  • Lori
    on Oct 18, 2014

    It's lovely. You don't need to change it, you did what needed to be done. Good job.

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