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Curb Appeal Update

I can’t wait to share my simple curb appeal update with you guys today! I’m a huge believer that little changes, like painting, can make a big difference in how spaces look. It only takes a little bit of time to have a huge impact. Check it out!

Curb Appeal Update

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As I’ve mentioned before, our Country House is nothing amazingly special. It’s comfy and cozy and works for our general needs, but typically I would not have thought about purchasing a small yellow ranch home. (Read all about our decision to buy this house by clicking here.)

The Shutters

White Shutter Yellow House

The outside of our home was very plain, with light yellow siding and chippy white shutters. (Nevermind the ugly bushes; those will be replaced in due time.) After we updated our garage doors to give them a little more pizazz, I knew that there were still a few simple changes that we could do with paint. So, we brainstormed for a bit and decided to paint our shutters. After removing all of the shutters, we gave them a couple of coats each of Krylon Black Satin paint.

Krylon Paint Black Shutters

Once they had dried, we power washed the siding and hung them back up.

Old Ladder Hanging Shutters

Doesn’t the black just make them pop? We love it!

Black Shutters Yellow House Siding

The Front Door

Since the shutters looked so much better after such an easy fix, we decided that our front door also needed a change.

White Storm Door Removed

First, we opted to permanently remove the storm door. Unfortunately, the old door was a dingy gray color and certainly didn’t look welcoming at all.

Old Front Door

Next, we painted our front door with Valspar’s Kettle Black (semi-gloss). Just covering up the gray and cream made such a huge impact.

Black Front Door

Of course, I had to add a few extra accessories, like the cute “Home Sweet Home” rug and some seasonal flowers in a vintage crock.

Fall Porch Decor

Just look at that before and after! Painting truly makes such a difference.

Old Front Door Curb Appeal Update

We can’t wait to do more updates to the curb appeal of our home, but for now, that will have to wait, since we are getting started on the inside this weekend. Yay! What do you think of our curb appeal update? We absolutely love the black, but would you have chosen a different color for the shutters or the door? We would love to hear from you! To see more updates and sneak peeks, follow me on Instagram!


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