$15 Front Door Redo With Faux Etched Glass
Turn an ugly duckling front door into a beauty with this easy (and affordable) front door painting project.
Giving your front door a mini makeover can brighten your entry and boost curb appeal. This project uses just a can of paint and spray paint to refresh and faux etch an outdated front door.
A New (to us) Home Sweet Home
We’re a military family who has move 9 times in the last 16 years. Yikes!
We just purchased a new house and plan to make it our forever home.
It’s exciting to be staying in one place…. But the new place definitely needs some work.
A More Welcoming Entry
The front door was number one on the list of DIY projects. Why?
It was a dingy brown door (on an all white house) that didn't seem very welcoming.
It also had an etched floral glass window and bright gold hardware that was better suited to the 1980s.
Adding Curb Appeal
Luckily just a bit of paint can transform a front entry quickly without spending a lot of money.
For this project we used:
- Satin Latex Exterior Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Foam Roller
- Foam Brush
- Spray Paint
Get the full details and exact paint colors at Bren Did.
Faux Etched Glass
We wanted to replace the window, but found out that a new window was too EXPENSIVE!
We decided to try to disguise the outdated glass pattern with paint. The look we wanted was of soft frosted glass.
We prepared the door for painting and then frosted the glass using special spray paint (it's less than $5 a can.)
The result is a lovely frosted panel that allows light through but no longer shows the floral etching. Score one for DIY!
Changing the Color
Step two was adding color to the door. We selected a bright green color that reminds me of spring leaves poking through the flower beds.
I love that the paint came with a guarantee! (You can return the unused portion and they’ll replace it or refund your money! )
Our “new” front entry looks AMAZING! The bright door color makes me smile each time I walk into the house.
Check out all the details and more pictures at Bren Did.