Curb Appeal {on the cheap} 1/6

Introducing a brand new series at Brown Sugar Toast:


Really, this series is born out of my own desire to improve the outside loveliness of my home. Sure, we’re renting our house, but that doesn’t mean it has to look like an overgrown pile of weeds, right? And seeing as that’s how things have become lately… I decided something must be done.

As I studied the front of my home, I discovered several things:

  • there are some things that would look better if they were replaced/fixed
  • most of those major things = major money {ex: windows}
  • there are a lot of things that = $0 + lots of hard work

We aren’t in a position to sink a lot of moolah into our home. However, there are things we can do to improve the curb appeal that cost little to no money. We’ve been working on the outside of our home over the past month and are beginning to see a bit of improvement. Woot!

If you’re looking for some ways to improve the curb appeal of your home, then you will love  this series! 7 steps to improving your home without investing major buckaroos. Now who doesn’t love that? This series will run on Mondays & Wednesdays for the next few weeks. Be prepared for lots of gorgeous home inspiration! Let’s get started with Step #1:


curb appeal step1

Have you ever seen a colored door that you loved? Some colors are bold and others are much more subtle. My personal favorite is the eggplant door above. Such a gorgeous shade that adds color and sophistication at the same time! Painting your front door in a shade that compliments the rest of your home is a fabulous way to add curb appeal on the cheap. Just be sure you don’t pick too crazy of a color or you might completely lose in the appealing department!

What do you think? Would you ever paint your front door a color other than white?







For picture sources, check out my pinterest board, Curb Appeal!

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  1. Cynde Matthews says:

    We learned many years ago to use a tinted primer when painting with a bright color. A tinted primer (gray) makes all the difference!!

  2. Sarah says:

    My favorite is the orange or the green with white siding. So fresh and crisp and fun. Right now, the biggest need our house has is for the upcoming power wash. Who knows how long it’s been. I can see some nice dark green stuff growing on the brick. Mmm!!! 🙂

  3. Christa says:

    Oh yummy. 😉 Hooray for a power wash! I’m sure it will reveal even more needs, but at least you’ll be able to start with a CLEAN slate! 😀

  4. I would love to paint our door a fun color. I desperately needs to be painted – just can’t decide what color to do (it is burgandy and I really don’t want to do burgandy again – may do black) and I don’t have the time or availability to do it. But adding it to the “when I have my life back list” for sure 🙂 pinning your post for reference when that time comes soon!

  5. Christa says:

    Oooohhhh, I’ve seen black doors with white trim that are simply gorgeous! That might fit the rest of your decor perfectly!

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