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The Fixer Upper: Exterior Doors

By Cozy.Cottage.Cute. on Aug 16, 2012

In one of my recent posts I mentioned that I reallllllly like Craftsman style front entry doors. One day in the future I would love to splurge on a solid wood one to add some more curb appeal to the front of our house.

Except right now we are working on The Fixer Upper. Oh yeah. Right.

The Fixer Upper already has two old, chippy, wooden doors on it right now. And even though I love them both, I'll explain why we won't be using them.

First of all, they need a good refinishing that includes stripping, filling, sanding, priming, and repainting. The glass needs to be replaced, too. With all of the other projects on the go at the moment, we just don't have time for this one right now.

Second, even though I happen to love chippy, old, wooden doors - it doesn't mean that everyone else does too. We have to keep in mind that it is a rental property, and that many of our choices will have to appeal to the peeps that will be renting the place.

Third, our current renters (Hi Alex's Mum and Dad) are very into energy efficiency. I'm more about looks but hey, we all have our differences.

So what we're going to do is remove the old, wooden doors and replace them with some cheap cost-effective fiberglass doors. My aunt called me yesterday to tell me she saw a door style that I might like in the Hope Depot flyer this week. For $199.

Here it is:

Home Depot

Now, picture this door with some shiny new hardware. We already purchased this set from Home Depot when it was on sale:

Home Depot

Now let's imagine a cute colour on it, kind of like these fun painted doors that I found on Pinterest:




This is totally win-win 'cause I get to sneak away with the old doors and do what I want with them. HELLO fun projects, I've missed you to bits.

What's your take on exterior doors? Old? New? New that looks old? Old that looks new? Wood? Steel? Fiberglass? Ahhhhhh!


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