Sunday, August 1, 2010

Front door facelift

Meet my embarrassingly dated front door:


Between the rust-red color and the brass hardware, this door was just begging for a makeover. Unfortunately, I'm cheap and $150 on new hardware was out of the question. Fortunately, spray technology is rather amazing...and cheap. So with that, and painting the door a dark gray to go with my shutters, my door got a facelift on the cheap.


Not bad for $10 and change, huh?

To achieve this look, I used RustOleum's Metallic Satin Nickel spray paint, and then I did 2 coats of Krylon's Make It Last Clear Sealer.

7 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try this on our doors (all the interior and exterior knobs are brass...yuck), but I was afraid that the paint would chip off too easily. Thanks for giving me the confidence to give it a go!

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  2. GREAT idea to paint the hardware! Your "new" door looks fabulous!

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  3. Good idea - I need to do this for my front door.

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  4. How long did this project take (ie. did you take the hard-ware off the door and if/so, was it a pain to reinstall)?

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  5. $10 for a door repainting, and you made it look like a hundred dollar worth of work! Being thrifty on redecorating your place works wonders, especially when you could make it more appealing by using your creativity along the way.

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  6. This is beautiful! I love it. Do you mind sharing what brand/name paint you used for the dark gray door?

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