It’s July people!!
In Wisconsin that means summer is half over. No really! It arrives and leaves in a flash so we are programmed here to pack as much outdoor time in as possible. We were blessed this pasted weekend with gorgeous weather. This allowed me to spend extra time getting some of my patiently waiting projects out of the way. One in particular has been finishing my front door refresh. This past October, I painted my front door. You can read about how I shared a lesson learned. ” Not everything thrifty is nifty!”, here. I finally got back to this project to finish up this front door refresh
The refresh began with painting the yellowing cream colored door a green color. I was very please with the color choice. However, the hardware on the door was sad. I proposed to my husband to switch it out with a new lock and handle. Well, going along with his thoughts… If it isn’t broken, why fix it? I left it be. With winter approaching, the front door was not used as much and the and soon forgotten about. That only lasted until spring came and we were able to leave the door open once again.”Oh yah, there it was, that icky looking hardware” I immediately added it to my “to do list” and this past week I crossed it off as complete.
I had no intention of removing the lock and handle because knowing me I would not replace it correctly. As a result, I just taped off the area surrounding the hardware very well and made sure the edges were sealed
I sprayed the hardware giving it two coats of an oil rubbed bronze color with drying time in between. Quick tip: remove the tape immediately. It makes the removal much easier. I added a new kick plate in the same color to the bottom and that was it. The updated painted front door was complete. It was an easy transformation that has definitely improved the curb appeal of the house I love taking something tired and freshening it up.
Can you think of some additional and easy ideas to update the exterior without breaking the bank? It’s so much fun to tackle a project or two this time of year.