My sister, Mandy, just moved into a new home. You might remember her master bedroom makeover from last week. Today I am sharing her front porch makeover! Sarah’s front porch makeover we did back in September, inspired Mandy to paint her screen door and front door, it turned out great! I wanted to help her finish it up and, of course, wanted to share with you how these little changes really complete the look and add curb appeal.
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Front Porch Before and After
Isn’t it such a fun change?? Such a lovely way to greet guests! Her front door and screen door are now all painted in the same mustard color, Sherman Williams GoldenRod. For the door and the screen she used this Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel from BEHR (exclusively at The Home Depot, had the paint matched too) dries harder than a latex paint and is formulated for exterior use.
Let’s break it all down….
Stages of Painting Screen Door-
She has a neat wood door. I suggested she paint the door and screen door a gold color for a pop of color and to compliment her gray house. She painted it, but she left the sidelights white….I asked her what she thought about painting it all the same color? As you can see she liked the idea and finished painting it! (the mustards do look really different on the photos- in real life it is more like the photo I took on the right).
My Dad helped me paint the front landing step in the same gray as her house. Completely finishes it! There was a piece of brick that was loose so I took it into The Home Depot and had them color match it! As long as it is over 45 degrees, you can paint outside. We used Porch & Floor Enamal Paint, and added some anti-slip powder in it.
Swept the porch real quick and then we were ready to go!
My Dad rolled it on the cement and I painted the edges with a paint brush.
The previous owners had some grass planted in the planters on either side of the door. It was the perfect place to do a cluster of different sizes of Alberta Trees.
The light fixture needed an update too, it was a bit small for the space. I decided to go with this white sconce. I even surprised myself with this color choice! The white light works well against her gray house and really brings in her windows! I also like how it pulls in the satin from her house numbers (We have the same house numbers in black!)
I found this wreath at The Home Depot, it has lights that are battery operated, making it easy to hang on a front door. I liked this star tree topper on the wreath for a little pop of gold in the front.
I started with this white flocked garland (also battery operated) but felt like it needed more fresh green. So I mixed in a fresh garland from The Home Depot to tie in all the other greenery. Such a cozy vibe now with the seasonal touches!
My sister loves it! She said “from the moment people walk up, they will feel welcome”. Thats exactly what we want!
Shop the look and porch favorites from The Home Depot-
- 24″ Battery Operated Wreath
- Rose Gold Leaf Wreath
- Elevated Satin Nickel Plated Number
- Farmhouse Enamel Metal Container we use these for our pellets for our Traeger
- Nickel Silver Fox Door Knocker
- Iron In Hammered Burned Copper Decorative Christmas Trees
- Hello Door Mat or Natural Plain Door Mat and stencil your greeting
- Satin White 16 in. Outdoor Wall Lantern Sconce
- 9′ Flocked Garland