Charlotte Greedy from Pontyclun adds five grand to her home by transforming her front door herself
Clever witted Charlotte from Pontyclun South Wales fancied the look of a new front door but baulked when she saw the asking price of £850.
The mum of two had seen the door for sale online but was determined not to pay the price and looked at other means to change the look.
Artistic Charlotte spent just £30 ordering paint from Amazon and told an online community at latestdeals.co.uk
“I saw a sage green door I loved on a website for £850 without fitting, and I thought ‘nah, I’m going to paint my own door’, as there was nothing wrong with it – it just needed a bit of jazzing up!
“I bought Frenchic Wise Old Sage paint that cost £17.99, some white masonry paint from B&Q for the front doorstep and walls around the door, a cheap sanding block and some frog tape.
“I also bought a lion head door knocker off Amazon for £14.99!
“I cleaned the door, lightly sanded it, then frog taped around the handle and letterbox.
“I did four light coats and left each coat to dry for a minimum of two hours.
“In total, the door paint and door knocker cost me under £30, so I now have a brand new door for under £30!
Charlotte, who is a regular sharing her home improvement projects on Instagram at @missgreedyshome, was chuffed to bits with how the latest project turned out, and found it to be a real bargain compared to the door she had originally seen online.
“I absolutely love it – I’m super chuffed with how it’s turned out,” she said.
“I never expected it to be as nice as it is.
“After the first coat of paint was on I thought I was going to have to throw my door out it looked so bad, but just trust the process!
“Make sure to lightly sand down the door and wipe dry before painting, otherwise the paint won’t stick as well.
“Use frog tape not duct tape to cover the windows, letterbox and door handle – frog tape doesn’t peel the paint off with it – and make sure to wait at least two hours between coats! I did four thin coats.
“I also thoroughly cleaned my door beforehand with the Pink Stuff spray and a Minky glass cloth to make sure the door was super clean, otherwise you’re painting onto dirt.
“It just feels so good achieving a new front door for such a small budget instead of the £850 I originally was going to pay. That will now go towards Christmas!”
Property expert and estate agent Simon Underhill told Global247news how the witty young mother had added around 5 grand to the value of her Welsh home, he said: ” When it comes to the front door, it’s a major feature to the home, it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees as they approach the property and the last thing when the leave, Charlotte cleary has done a fantastic job on this occasion and increased the value of her property,” he said.
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