started with a turquoise/teal two-toned door. It was dirty. It was peeling. The paint had been slopped onto the jambs, but only here and there in an "I just don't care anymore" kind of way. The threshold was so old that the rubber "seal" crumbled when we removed it. Oh, and did I mention the brass peep hole and mail slot? I truly do love brass, and I know I'm in the minority on that. However, I don't love fake, ugly, filigreed brass that is peeling.
got to painting. It took two coats, but I'm going to add one more coat to the panel because there are some brush stokes bothering me. We painted the jambs with white trim paint we already had, and we spray painted the hinges with ORB that we already had. I felt a little guilty about the hinges, they were decent quality solid brass. However, they don't match each other (?) and there was already plenty of paint from before on them.
This was a simple project that could have been done in about three days if we had the luxury of spending three days in a row on one thing. That just doesn't happen for us. Luckily it was an inexpensive project: 1/2 sheet of plywood $15, trim $9, paint (around) $15, peep hole $10 and threshold $13. That brings the total spent on this simple front door upgrade to about $62.
$62 for a