Curb Appeal-Front Door

Steffi Wood
by Steffi Wood
3 Materials
6 Hours

I really wanted a new front door for our house, but a couple of thousand dollars wasn’t in our budget.

I decided to call a local building supply place to see if they could switch out the outdated glass in our front door. They said to measure what we currently had and give them the measurement. Lo and behold, they could order me something to switch it out. So I ordered the glass for our door and we had two side lights.

Once it came in, we used a drill to take out the screws around the glass. It came out pretty easy! Then we used a drill to put in the new glass. It looked so much more updated.

Then I decided to paint our front door SW Peppercorn. I used the same exterior/interior paint I used on our bathroom cabinets! I used a brush and a paint roller.

Once the paint was dry; I hung our magnolia wreath on it!


The boys loved the door with no glass

Love this new glass

Before and after

Time to paint

Be careful taking off the tape. It can peel off the paint

Almost there


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  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Nov 06, 2021

    Its nice but why change it out? What was wrong with the pretty glass?

  • Kelli Haukeli Pavlish Kelli Haukeli Pavlish on Apr 16, 2022

    Where did you get the front door rugs?

  • Carol F Carol F on Nov 03, 2022

    Were you unable to paint the mullions?

    I think that would have completed the look.

    Nice color!

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  • Tammy Tammy on Nov 06, 2023

    Like the color of door/ but loved the old glass …. The new glass inserted just not as classy

  • Pat Pat on Nov 06, 2023


    but I like the Old glass better

    you could of just painted the door