Curb Appeal. It’s the appeal your home has from the curb. You know, how nice the place looks to those driving or walking by. 🙂
While our home is in dire need of some new siding to really up the curb appeal, we did do something really great to our front door this summer. I was given some paint in exchange for trying it and sharing my experience with you. And since I was going to paint the front door I decided I’d paint the trim around the door too so the pics would look nicer. Then my hubby decided to replace the trim with something really cool.
Here you can see what the top of the door looked like before. When the door was replaced 17 years ago the installer filled in the area above the door with a bit of vinyl siding. The side trim was just thin ordinary trim. Nothing appealing about it at all.
My husband tore out all the old and replaced it with some wood siding pieces he made himself using some wood he had in his stash. (He can’t get rid of anything)
Insulation was stuffed in everywhere we could get it. Most of our house is well insulated now – we’ve done it as we remodeled but the door was a project we hired done – and they didn’t put any in. We are very glad to have this door well insulated now.
I used some Kilz for priming as some of the color of the wood wanted to come through. Then we used Behr exterior paint in satin finish for the trim and the wall around the door. I still want to get the rest of the porch painted before winter.
And the after – when the door was painted with Front Door Paint and my new mailbox hung.
Everything looks better about the after doesn’t it?!
What projects did you work on this summer?
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