10th Jul2014


Front Door Makeover Before and After

by Dinah Wulf

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference.  I had no idea how expensive doors were until I actually had to look into buying one. My husband and I have made some modern updates to the house (see more below) when it comes to paint colors. I’m not very adventurous and seem to be sticking to black, white, and gray! For our front door, we ended up deciding to paint it instead of buying a new one, saving a lot of money.

My husband wouldn’t allow me to tackle this DIY (there are just some things I don’t attempt), so we hired our contractor, Jeff from Diamond Custom Finishes (he rocks!). He and his son are our trusted dynamic duo! I neglected to take pictures of the door outside but you can kind of see it in this post. But it pretty much looks like this photo of the interior.

Front Door Makeover

Jeff and his son and partner Brian, took off the door, removed the hardware and primed and painted it.

Front Door Makeover (1)

Here is the after! To me, it’s such a big difference.  We haven’t changed the hardware yet, but I kind of like the old hardware.  It’s a nice mix of modern black and old patina. P.S. if you like the radiant orchid address wreath or the burlap stenciled metal vases check out those tutorials!

Interior:

Front Door Makeover (2)

Exterior:

Front Door Makeover (3)

You can also catch the full front of the house in these posts as well:

Check out other makeovers we did with our home:

Thanks to Jeff and Diamond Custom Finishes for the awesome front door makeover!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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