Updated My Front Door

by Lorihoweth
We purchased our house in November of last year, and I wanted to update my front door. Unfortunately, my husband wasn't going for the $8000.00 door that I wanted. So I made do with some tint and paint... and I love it!
Before... The lead glass was very expensive I'm sure, and was great quality.. But I HATED the gold. I decided to have the glass replaced with smoked glass-- but then I was in Lowes and found some window tinting. So I decided to try it myself before I had the glass replaced.
My daughter and I added the tint to the inside and I loved it. Then we added the tint to the outside also. It could be done with one person- technically... but having an extra set of hands made it a whole lot easier!
The tint wasn't hard to do at all... but I'm not a perfectionist.
I had a professional paint the outside of the doors- I could have done it myself, but I really wanted it to have a professional look. I added two wreaths that I made and a pumpkin topiary I bought at Kohls (I've ordered another for the other side). I feel like it really updated the front entry and made it a lot more contemporary. It also really helped block the sun. Our house faces west and I didn't realize how hard it was to work with the afternoon sun! I really love the results-- for a cost of less than $100.00 for the tint and $150.00 for the paint/labor!
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  • Moxie Moxie on Sep 18, 2015
    Looks nice! ....I hate to bring this up, but you should check with your glass supplier depending on where you live about the film causing breakage of the glass. I have seen this happen on many jobs like hotels that added tint film to glazing...
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Sep 20, 2015
    Your new look is more 'today' & also looks much more expensive. Your idea to cover the glass is really smart.