How to update your house in 3 easy steps! #ad #diy

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how to update your home in 3 easy steps

We’ve lived in my house for over 16 years now. I was so ready to give the front of my house a facelift. It was time to update it and give it new life. So I did a few things that helped me to update my house. It wasn’t too time consuming. We did it in a Saturday and love the results. Here’s the before of my house.

my porch before the update The green is what I’m kind of over. I loved it at first but that was 16 years ago. Now I was ready for something new. So we broke out some paint. First we wiped down the shutters. Then we taped off behind them. Then we simply painted them the new, lighter and brighter color.

update your shutter colors and give yourself a new look for your house

The second thing we did was update our light fixtures that are probably right at 30 years old. Here’s my old fixtures.

old lighting

My husband had no problems following the directions on the box and putting up our new Del Mar light fixtures. I love the look of the bronze wall sconce against the brick. They’re so pretty and really stand out. We bought new decorative light bulbs that have that old timey look to them. You can see the incandescent lighting inside the bulb but they’re LED bulbs. Love them.

update your lighting It’s the little touches like the bulbs that make your updates stand out.

And here:

love my new lights as I updated my porch

Aren’t they cute?

Here’s my porch after I updated it photo!

love my painted shutters to update my house

updated porch with the current season

The last thing you can add is the changing seasons to your porch. I added a snowman wanting snow and a classic old sled to the porch. I think it turned out lovely. If you’re looking for great lighting and fans you should check out Del Mar Fans and Lighting. If you’re a fan like me then follow them on facebook and youtube.

Del Mar Fans and lighting has lovely fans like the Casablanca. Go ahead and check them out for all your fan needs as well.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a giveaway for the lovely wall sconce lighting with you on my facebook page. So keep your eyes peeled and make sure to check back on Friday.

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  1. The porch looks great. Sometimes all you need are a few small changes and everything looks brand new. Great job.

  2. great tips!!! i don’t own but i’m definitely keeping this post handy!

  3. It looks great – those light fixtures are gorgeous, I love them! My house is desperately in need of some sprucing up.

  4. The porch looks great, I think it’s time we upgraded my parents porch. Thanks for the tips

  5. I’ve always been a big believer in the power of great lighting. Your porch looks fabulous! We recently updated the lights in the play room and I love it!

  6. Whenever I want a home makeover I always rely on a new fresh coat of paint. It really makes a big difference from what it looked like to what it is now. Thanks for your own tips!

  7. What a gorgeous transformation. I need to update the front of my apartment because it’s just bland. There’s not much I can do as a renter but I’m sure I could make it more appealing.

  8. I love the new fixtures and the entire porch looks great. Mine could probably use a style update too.

  9. Sharon Wong says:

    These are some great tips! It’s amazing how changing simple things can make your house look so much better. I don’t own a house, but this post will be helpful for any homeowner. 🙂

  10. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do! Your shutters love lovely. I’ve lived in my house for a long time and we recently replaced our shutters. They were too far gone for paint. As soon as spring arrives, I’m giving my porch a fresh coat of paint.

  11. Loving the sled and the bronzed sconce’s! It’s amazing how such a seemingly small change can make such a big difference!

  12. These are great tips. Sometimes it doesn’t take much work to make a big difference.

  13. I totally agree, it’s the small things you can do to freshen up your home. I love those lamps btw!

  14. Jeanine says:

    Great tips! We just moved into a townhouse for the next few years, but after that I can’t wait to do some of this to whatever house we move into next. Great ways to update the front!

  15. WOW. I cannot believe the diffrence. Can’t believe you did 3 simple things and it made a huge difference.

  16. Great changes. Looks good! Love that porch!!!

  17. House makeover is such an interesting stuff when you are very much involved in getting the best look & feel. The porch looks beautiful with those new fixtures & I think I should step-in to try some of your tips as well.

  18. Lovely porch! and I love what you guys did with the shutters!