Adding Some Inexpensive Curb Appeal
Front door make overThis was my front door:
Now, I'd love a new door, but I can't afford one at the moment. So... I decided to make do with what I've got (I say that a lot) and I have to say, now I rather like my front door. (But as soon as my piggy bank is full, I'm trashing it and getting a new one :)
The first thing I did was remove that HIDEOUS white screen door. It was hard to convince my energy conscious husband, but I finally did. Next I painted that side panel white...But I was still bored...
The topiary spheres are from hobby lobby as is the peat moss. The planters are from Walmart- they were on clearance for 10 bucks a piece. Score! The rug is an indoor rug from TJ Maxx (does anyone else find all outdoor rugs ugly?) and my sconces are from Menards- It was two in a box for 30 bucks!! That's a steal for this style of light!
Garage Door Hardware
So I saw online that you could buy kits at the hardware store to add onto your existing garage door to make it look like a carriage house. So I searched all over town and finally found the kit for 30 dollars at Lowes. And let me say I LOVE the outcome! I feel like it has given my garage and my house a little more character.
We also added two sconces on either side of the garage door. The house originally didn't have any there. It really dresses up the front!