When you are sick and tired of looking at your boring front door, you have a couple of choices. You can go all out and get a new front door from. Or, if you are up for a little DIY project to break up your day, you can give your old door a makeover.
All it takes is a little imagination, knowing where you store your tools and the ability to shop online for what you don’t have. You don’t even have to leave your house. Just gather up your supplies and try some of these suggestions.
Don’t let that discolored door knocker or handle get you down. Jump online and find someto take your door game up a notch. Most sets have easy to follow instructions that only require tools most people have in their houses already. You’ll be surprised at how it can completely transform your entryway.
Grab some sandpaper, a drop cloth and some paint. A fresh new coat of color can make a world of difference in how welcoming your front door looks. Pick out a splashy new hue to brighten things up or go with a two-tone look for visual interest.
Take those tired old electric lights by your front door that have been there since the house was built and give them a new lease on life. Refinish tarnished brass in a flat black or paint them a contrasting color to your door. If you don’t mind spending a dollar or two, you can order new ones in a completely different style. Just remember to turn off the power before installing and follow instructions.
There’s nothing wrong with a little bling here and there. Add some planters with ornamental trees or flowering plants near the door. A wreath is always a welcoming touch, and you can change it out with the seasons. If you really want to get ambitious, add a new doorbell while you are at it.
Draw the Eye
When you are talking about curb appeal, you want the house to look enticing. To draw the eye up toward the door, think of things that will naturally make the visitor look from the curb to the yard and on to the front door. Put down new pavers, plant some flowers along a walkway or add a decorative flag from your porch.
Whether it is paint, hardware or accessories, sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Give your door a critical eye and let your imagination guide you.