Instant Curb Appeal on a Budget
[If you’re only here to find the black/white layered rug (don’t worry, I won’t judge, you can find it here.]
Now let’s take this outside. First impressions matter right? So why not make your front yard/font porch “Instagram worthy” by giving it a simple and affordable refresh that will have those that pass by stop, stare and give you all those hearts.
Paint Your Front Door
Big things happen when the change starts with the front door. You can paint it a new color or replace it all together. The budget friendly way is to paint it. As soon as you make this simple change, it will look like a whole new home. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved my front porch last fall season (last years porch) , but it was in desperate need of a refresh, so I painted it…and guess what?…it cost me less than $20 bucks.. It’s pretty amazing what a little paint can do! AMIRIGHT!!!
My pretty brown door was starting to fade from all the direct sunlight this area gets in the afternoon. So it was either play it safe (re-stain the same color) or have a little fun with it(paint it a new color). I’m all about having fun and taking bold chances, especially when it deals with my home and home decor ( I can’t say the same for my hubby). Don’t be afraid to try something new, the results will sometimes surprise you. Plus you really can’t go wrong with a new front door paint color. If you don’t like it, you can always repaint it. That’s the beauty of these painting projects.
It's All in the Prep Y’all
Proper prep to your paint surface is key to getting great results that will last for years to come or at least until you want to change the color again. The secret to a successful paint job isn’t all that secret, it’s all in your prep. When you take the time to do all the essential steps, the results and the painting process will be easy peezy.
My prep was extremely easy since I was working with a faded brown stain that was already coming off. All I had to do was remove the door handle, mask the windows, lightly sand, by hand, with a small piece of sand paper, and wipe the surface clean of dust with a wet rag. Depending on your paint surface situation, you will want to make sure to properly prep in order to get amazing results , just as I did.
Just Add Flowers, Layered Doormats and Decor
For all my projects, I love adding in one- of- a- kind unique pieces, DIY items, a fun doormat and of course flowers. The one-of-a-kind pieces and DIY items are what make the space “YOU”. If you follow along with me on Instagram, you would know I found that vintage chair (FREE) on the side of the road sitting next to the trash. I saved that beauty and gave her a new home. I knew exactly where she was going before I even found her. I had a vision of that same chair (not kidding) in my head long before finding this one. You can imagine my excitement, I was thrilled to say the least. I also shared a little on how I went about making that DIY fall wreath (on the door) from stems I already owned. Oh and because it’s fall, I had to add pumpkins into the mix. Be on the look out for my Christmas front porch in the coming months. In the meantime, keep scrolling to see the before/after.
A little before and after of the simple refresh. Click photo below to see before!
More Front Porch Inspiration Coming your way
I’m thrilled to have teamed up with some fellow bloggers to reveal our front porch refresh. All are different, all are beautiful and all are sure to spark some inspo for your own front yard projects this coming Fall/Winter Season.