How to Update Front Door without Paint
Nothing makes you think about the status of your front door like the holidays! Even if your family rarely uses it, it seems the front door gets a lot of action with holidays guests (and packages) coming and going.
So I came up with a few ways to update your front door without painting it, which can be a full-day project if you include drying time! And who has time for that this time of year?!
Whether your current door lock is plain, old, or weather-worn, you may be ready for an upgrade!
And, really, this is a great gift idea for that someone on your list who has everything! I know I’d love if someone gave me something like an upgraded handleset for Christmas!?
It was perfect timing when Delaney Hardware approached me for their 12 Doors of December! It’s a fun way to promote Christmas door decor by getting a few bloggers together to decorate their doors with new hardware! (I’ll link to the other bloggers at the bottom of this post so you can browse their holiday doors too!)
(**I’m grateful to Delaney Hardware for sponsoring this post. However, all opinions and door-changing ideas are my own!)
Since Christmas is a season of giving, I thought I’d pay it forward and give my handleset to a friend! Allison recently moved into a new home. And if you’ve ever had a house built or purchased a brand-new home from a builder, you know there are things you can choose between or upgrade in your home. But there are other things you can’t, so you have to wait to do them on your own. Her basic deadbolt/door knob combo was one of those things!
It only took about 30 minutes to remove the old hardware, drill a new hole (to anchor the bottom of the handleset), and install the new, glamorous one!
It’s still a satin nickel finish to match the rest of her house’s hardware, but boy does it elevate the gravitas of the front door!
If you don’t already have one, a door knocker is also a quick way to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your front door. All it takes is drilling 2 small holes and you’re done!
Plus there are so many fun options available these days! You can even get one with your family’s name engraved!?
For about $15, you can add a kick plate to the bottom of the outside of your door. This is perfect if your door has a lot of wear towards the bottom from dirt or rain splashing up or maybe from using your foot to nudge the door open when your arms are full of groceries.?♀️
Depending on which kind you buy, it just requires a few nails or screws to install it and you get an instant update!
With most of the projects I share here on my blog and on Today’s Homeowner, do one or do them all. Either way your door will look better than when you started! And that’s gratification you can’t fit under the tree!?
As I mentioned, here are the other bloggers who are sharing their Christmasy front doors for Delaney Hardware’s 12 Doors of December. Let me know in the comments which is your favorite! I already have mine picked out!:
What other ways do you like to freshen up your front door before guests come over? Share in the comments to let me know!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea