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.

Door-before

And after:

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

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

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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!

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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.

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Here’s the final result of that quick project:

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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.

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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.

Brown-Porch-swing

What do you think of the porch “jewelry?”

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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.  

New red front door at the flip house

Hello friends! I am currently in the final push at the flip house, which means I’m putting in some long hours trying to get a lot of stuff knocked out quickly. Things are changing fast around here and it’s exciting, yet exhausting! And there is still much to do. But I love taking time out to share the progress with you.

Today I wanted to share my absolute favorite transformation at this house so far – the red front door. It came out even better than I imagined in my head and I am absolutely thrilled with the result.

Let’s take a look at the before of the front entrance, shall we?

Front-porch-before

And without the storm door …

Door-before

I picked up a white-primed, Craftsman-style steel door off the shelf at Lowe’s for about $220 to replace the inefficient and not-very-safe old door. I chose a door and jam combination to keep the installation as simple as possible. Buying a door off the shelf is typically about half the price of special ordering one.

Door-in-jam

Because of the cold outdoor temps around here, it was important for me to paint the door inside prior to installation.

I chose Modern Masters® Front Door Paint in Sophisticated – a rich, deep red. This paint’s claim to fame is that it never fades.

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When painting doors, I always start with the recessed area of the panels, then work my way out from there.

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Here’s what one coat of the Sophisticated color looks like:

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I ended up applying three coats total to get the uniform, rich color I was going for.

Removing the old front door and securing the new jam in place was a tricky job. Thank heavens I had my amazing husband and dad there to help me with that portion of the project!

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Here’s what my front door looks like now:

New-front-door

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I absolutely love this Sophisticated color!

Later this week, I’ll be adding some 50s-style “jewelry” to the front door, sharing details about the hardware, and giving you a full tour of all the accessories I’ve added to the front porch.

Finally, I wanted to share that, while I was taking these photos of the door today, a neighbor from across the street commented on how beautiful this home is becoming and how much he loved the view out his window now. Made my day! 🙂

Special thanks to Modern Masters for providing, at my request, the front door paint used on my door. As always, all opinions and projects are 100-percent mine.