Front door hardware and porch ‘jewelry’ at the flip house

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share with you some of the details on the new door and front porch at the flip house.

If you recall, last week I shared the before and after of the new, red front door.


And after:



I used Modern Masters® Front Door Paint in the Sophisticated color.

For the hardware, I chose the Schlage Connect™ with handleset and accent lever.


This is the exact set I installed on the front door at my primary home. I cannot say enough good things about this hardware. I love, love, love it!

Schlage-Connect-hardware Schlage-handle-closeup Schlage-touchscreen-keypad

If I ever move, the first thing I’m installing at my new home is one of these handlesets. The touchscreen feature is so convenient and it doesn’t interfere with the beautiful aesthetics of the hardware. For step-by-step instructions on how to install this set, check out this post.

Along with the Schlage hardware, I installed this 1950s knocker to the door for more “bling” and to add a special feature true to the period of the home. I purchased this on eBay for $11.

50s-door-knockerI gave it a coat of Rust-Oleum® flat black primer, then a coat of oil-rubbed bronze metallic spray paint, to match the hardware.

Rust-Oleum-primer Rust-Oleum-black-primer

Here’s the final result of that quick project:


Schlage-red-front-door Schlage-red-door

I added some accessories to the porch as well, to give it a more upscale feel and tie all the colors together. I painted an old planter with the same Rust-Oleum ORB spray paint I used for the knocker, then added some faux greenery from Hobby Lobby.

Urn-planter Planter-with-faux-greenery

The rug is from Ross. I think I paid $12 for it.

I found an adorable plaid, wool blanket at a thrift store that had all the right colors in the porch palette.


I bought the pillow for $7 at Gabes. I gave it a good coat of Rust-Oleum NeverWet® to weatherproof it.

NeverWetI used my paint sprayer to give new life to an old porch swing left at the property. I chose a water-based solid stain in a mahogany color.


What do you think of the porch “jewelry?”


Special thanks to Schlage for providing, at my request, the handleset for this door, and to Rust-Oleum for providing the spray paint and NeverWet. As always, all opinions and projects are 100 percent mine.  

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7 Responses

  1. Kim R says:

    I hadn’t heard of Never Wet. I will be trying it on my outdoor furniture cushions. They were treated when I bought them, but I have had them 3 years. I will wash them then add this treatment and I think they will be good as new!

  2. Lisa says:

    Love the transformation!!! It’s amazing what a little TLC can do to a porch !!!! Great job!!!

  3. Patty says:

    The door and it’s jewelry are beautiful as is the porch. It all looks so pretty together. Great job.

  4. Sally says:

    What an improvement! It’s lookin good!

  5. Ginny says:

    It all looks SO sharp!

  6. Patti says:

    Omgosh! Lol I can’t believe this!! I just saw this same rug at my local Ross store yesterday and thought, wow,these are the exact colors I want to use in my living room makeover! Lol I’m going back today to buy aside from that funny coincidence, ……
    I just wanted to say that I am in Awe,of the transformation of the flip house! Awesome, awesome job! It looks amazing! Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back! I look forward to the emails I get , (because I’m subscribed to you) to see the pictures with all the beautiful work and transformations you do. You truly are an inspiration to me!! Also, what is that purple color in the next room called? It’s a beautiful shade! I would love to know the name of it so I can purchase it for my bedroom. Thank you. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

    • Susan says:

      Aw. Thanks so, so much for the wonderful, kind words of encouragement! I’ll be sharing the details of that next room soon. It’s not really a purple though … more of a grayish blue. Thanks so much for keeping up with the project. So glad you were able to find that rug at Ross. I thought it was a pretty good deal. 🙂

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