I'm all about trying to fix up my home and doing it on a budget. After pouring nearly 60k into the major renovation of my first home (which took place from Aug-Nov of last year) I feel a little resentful anytime I have to break out my wallet. We aren't done yet? Turns out, you're never done when it comes to upgrading your home. Especially if said home is over seventy years old. Because being a homeowner can be a budget buster, I was especially pleased to get this front door makeover in at just $15.
But anytime I can make a major difference and spend under $20 bucks? Nothing pleases me more. Here's how I was able to give my entry a big facelift; a front makeover on a budget. It was only $15!
The $15 Budget Front Door Make Over
It was actually a pretty easy fix. Here is the before.
I started (with the help of my boyfriend and awesome little bro) by taking down the old, barred, screen door. We took out all of the screws, gave a few firm, good tugs and it came free.
Then I painted and primed the door. Luckily for me, I have SEVERAL (think 10+) pots of test paint in the basement. I'm a big stickler for testing color out on the walls before you paint. Suffice to say, I have a lot of test pots of paint, one of which was a nice light gray.
How I Managed the Front Door Makeover for Less Than a Can of Paint
So what did I spend $15 on? New roller covers for my “mini” roller (for cabinets and doors) and the caulk. I had caulk for bathrooms, but none for trim. Also, if you don't have one already, you'll want to invest in a 2″ angled paintbrush. Gets the cracks and edges way better than just a regular, non-angled brush.
Here's a juxtaposed before/after. What do you think?