We started with this:
Beautiful double doors hidden behind large storm doors. We ripped those out before moving in (who cares about insulation when it's ugly?!), and were left with this:
An astronaut popped in while I was taking the picture. Don't you hate when that happens?!? You can't tell much by my awesome photography, but the door was a flat paint that had lost all it's mojo. It had a chalky finish that looked like it needed to be washed. And the dated kick plates weren't helping matters much. (I'm forced to use these random shots because I forgot to take 'Before' photos
After taking the brass plates off, and a few coats of a brighter red exterior paint in semi-gloss, we were left with this:
MUCH better! But you're still looking at this, aren't you??
I could have spray painted that brass back to the 80's (like I did here), but I didn't like the shape of the fixture. So after Mr. Sugarplum
A little Windex helped matters too.
I don't know why one fern looks like Sarah, Plain and Tall...and the other like Danny DeVito...but it annoys me. Oh well, it'll be dead soon enough. So now, both sides of my door are happy, and I'm on to the next project! Have you made any simple changes to increase your curb appeal? We like quick, cheap upgrades around here, so do share!