DIY Front Door Makeover | Starting Our Front Yard Transformation!!!

Sep 1, 2020
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Lockly Secure PRO Matte Black Smart Lock Deadbolt with 3D Fingerprint and Wi-Fi (Works with Alexa and Google Home): homedepot.sjv.io/Knq5x
More of the Lockly Smart Lock Collection: homedepot.sjv.io/LbxkZ
This is a big one and OH MY GOSH AM I EXCITED! Holly has been dying to do the exterior of her home ever since I first started on her bedroom. Just with everything (even though the house looks a bit nuts half painted) is going to be tackled in phases! She spent an absurd amount to get her house painted the wrong color years ago and we have already 1/2 of it (not featuring the back quite yet to you guys) in a weekend’s time. Although this process was a bit of a painful learning experience, I couldn’t be more stoked we pushed through and came out on top!
D E E T S + L I N K S
Door Handle: homedepot.sjv.io/4QrNZ
Door: homedepot.sjv.io/NOQaK
Holly ordered the light fixture but this is something similar from Home Depot: homedepot.sjv.io/59MJN
Plants sourced at my local Home Depot’s nursery
Door mats and pots for plants from Home Goods
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Comments
  • doors are a bitch! I've been told take the amount of the door and then double it for the install cost.

    Jennifer JahnsJennifer JahnsMonth ago
  • Does the look need wifi to work?

    Taytahni TorraTaytahni TorraMonth ago
  • Nothing more secure than a glass entrance door.

    Victor VekVictor Vek2 months ago
    • Thanks for your feedback! We haven't finished the makeover with the gate and privacy fence.

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  • I can’t get over how low they did the handle on the door. And how it seems like a bit of a squeeze to get your finger between the lock and the door frame to scan your finger print, it looks a bit awkward. But the aesthetic looks GREAT - so amazing 💫

    Josie LarkinJosie Larkin2 months ago
    • That's where Holly wanted it! So I put it there. Make sure to adjust for your home xx.

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  • sweet!

    Jonny LikesJonny Likes3 months ago
  • looks good, but no running around in your panties until the privacy fence. 🤭

    Kimberly AkersKimberly Akers3 months ago
    • Haha

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  • *at the end* Callie: mommy... mommy, you've forgotten me, am still inside

    CaiCai3 months ago
  • AWWWWW THAT FACE IN THE DOOR!!!!❤️❤️❤️😅😅😅

    Ripple WineRipple Wine4 months ago
    • The best part xx.

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  • HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU REMAIN SPOTLESS NOT A HAIR OUT OF PLACE WHILE YOU ARE PAINTING!!! THAT!! IS A TALENT!!. on a more serious note can you say what hand moisturizer you use? All that elbow grease, and your hands look so soft!! I'm a nurse and I've tried every moisturizer on the planets.

    Ripple WineRipple Wine4 months ago
    • Jergen's

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  • I like what you do, but this time I must say I loved the original door better, it was so much more apropriate to the house and the vibe all together. I think I would have tried to save the old door.

    Cristina PalCristina Pal4 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz it was just an opinion, meant no harm🤷‍♀️ If you put up this content, you must accept the positives and negatives as well.

      Cristina PalCristina Pal4 months ago
    • Then be sure to do that at your home! Since this is Holly's house, it's her design which isn't going to be everyone's but that is what I LOVE about design.

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  • Love that you two figured it out

    Mermaid DIYArtistMermaid DIYArtist4 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • Does the new lock ever glitch

    Mermaid DIYArtistMermaid DIYArtist4 months ago
    • Nope.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • You’ve done sooo much

    Mermaid DIYArtistMermaid DIYArtist4 months ago
    • Thanks!

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  • Love the black walls - they really put the final smart finish on the whole look. Fabulous!

    Debbie I DIDebbie I DI4 months ago
    • Appreciate that xx.

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  • I love the glass door... sadly this invites crime... our neighbors had this beautiful window door too and their house got broken into regardless of the home security and alarms 😔😢

    Flash A SmileFlash A Smile4 months ago
    • We live in an insanely safe neighborhood!

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  • This is amazing!! LOVE IT Its very similar to my home-im sure you know but an fyi if you ever want a brighter bulb they make white light “edison” type bulbs 🥰

    Ady GatesAdy Gates4 months ago
  • Girl, y’all killed this 🙌🏽 Callie had me dead 💀 at the end 😂

    Blair HarrisBlair Harris4 months ago
  • Amazing! And I loved the doggie outro

    Carmen Ponce De LeonCarmen Ponce De Leon4 months ago
    • She's the best part.

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  • Please keep in mind that ANYTHING that is connected to the WiFi is able to get hacked by anyone.

    Oliv OOliv O4 months ago
  • I love love love that you dive right in! #girlpower

    Kandi WindhamKandi Windham4 months ago
  • This is AWESOME!! I love the transformation. Great work!👏

    D ClaybornD Clayborn4 months ago
  • Is that your sister

    skye lundyskye lundy4 months ago
  • Looks nice, but I'm extremely concerned about security aka someone just breaking the glass to get in. A storm door would do the same thing for getting light in too.

    MelissaMelissa5 months ago
  • Gorgeous!!!!! 😍😍😍

    Jasmine NicoleJasmine Nicole5 months ago
  • what's that drill bit kit you're using at 4:18

    Tanner ChungTanner Chung5 months ago
    • Forstner

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  • 🔥🔥🔥

    Monique N. JohnsonMonique N. Johnson5 months ago
  • you are amazing! you give me a lot of ideas for my future house! Most of all, I love your room makeovers.

    m i l k b e a nm i l k b e a n5 months ago
  • gravel on garden beds unfortunately is really bad, ecologically speaking. Are you planning on doing the entire garden this way? That would be a bummer :(

    snormiesnormie5 months ago
  • Putting a glass door is not safety at all

    So OrSo Or5 months ago
  • Arrazou

    Ana Paula V SAna Paula V S5 months ago
  • Vcs são o tube do you

    Ana Paula V SAna Paula V S5 months ago
  • Lockly really does have some great price range

    Ashley AllyouneedtoknowAshley Allyouneedtoknow5 months ago
    • They do!

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  • You are a lady boss!

    Bb BroadusBb Broadus5 months ago
    • Trying xx.

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  • So much sleekeeeer, but yes I vote for the fence as well!!!! Sara Nena DIY

    Sara NenaSara Nena5 months ago
  • I absolutely love your fur baby. She is sooo cute and lovable!!!!

    Jackie BurnettJackie Burnett5 months ago
    • She's my favorite.

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  • You are truly inspiring. I haven't moved into my own place quite yet. But you give me so much inspiration and excitement for the future!!!

    Danaizha WalkerDanaizha Walker5 months ago
    • Yay!

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  • Now this my kind of carrying on!!! Y’all are some bosses!!! Girl Bosses!!!

    ConnieMarie Decor&MoreConnieMarie Decor&More5 months ago
  • I love this so much!!!! Can’t wait to buy my first house

    wildlydierawildlydiera5 months ago
    • Living to DIY with Rachel Metz love that for us lol

      wildlydierawildlydiera5 months ago
    • Me either.

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  • It funny how keys actually are more secure than finger prints because you can recreate a Fingerprint by just having a photo

    espresso maskinespresso maskin5 months ago
    • I didn't know that.

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  • Goodness me, ever since I found you I’ve been obsessed. Love you, love your works and ofc Callie! Keep up the good work and take care of yourself !! Also in love with your playlist but I’d like to know the last song because it’s been in my head for awhile now. 😭

    Ruci SamRuci Sam5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • Love this but omg that background music made my ears bleed😂🙅🏼‍♀️

    Kim TerryKim Terry5 months ago
    • I am working on adjusting! Trying to find new music outside of what I have been using for 4 years haha lesson learned xx.

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  • I don't owe anybody anymore because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    rajan aryalrajan aryal5 months ago
  • Hehe boy

    LipaozaoLipaozao5 months ago
  • Such a weird question BUt PLEASE is there any chance you can send me a link for the rock you used over the weed preventing material?

    Plain & SimplePlain & Simple5 months ago
    • I cannot. It's from a local nursery in Thousand Oaks.

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  • This is amazing! Congrats on installing the door!! It looks phenomenal!

    Dee SanchezDee Sanchez5 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • I'm always surprised when Rachel Metz says a DIY project is intimidating to her like she said while installing the front door. I'm intimated to paint one room in my house. She watched a youtube video and went for it! If she can do it, I can too. It's inspiring and one of the reasons I love her videos.

    E LovelessE Loveless5 months ago
    • You got this.

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  • Wow amazing!!! Turned out beautiful! You have inspired me to basically demo my entire house 😂

    Sarah DeWittSarah DeWitt5 months ago
    • Thank you! 🥺

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  • Previous door was beautiful,, the rest is beautifully done

    Arifa NasreenArifa Nasreen5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • Looks fabulous! It’s great that you bring Holly’s dream and designs to reality. Personally couldn’t do the black paint because here in the southeast the bugs would be hiding in plain sight.😳

    alophnalophn5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • LOVED the makeover. Hated the yodeling background music for 11 mins!🙉 Loved the baby puppy face at the end!

    shesgotmmphshesgotmmph5 months ago
    • Awe sorry!

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  • This looks FANTASTIC!

    Steph the Suburban GardenerSteph the Suburban Gardener5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • Please Rachel come over and fix my house.

    Latina's MukbangLatina's Mukbang5 months ago
  • Lovely!!

    Mitzi BudMitzi Bud5 months ago
  • You make amazing makeovers 😍💖🌺💖

    Sally wardSally ward5 months ago
  • And the cute dog can look outside :)

    Hati MajiHati Maji5 months ago
  • Where is the accent mat from, I have been searching for one like that for months!!

    Maritza NunezMaritza Nunez5 months ago
  • Anybody else freak out when the music bounced from left to right on your headphones? 😂

    Gloria RodriguezGloria Rodriguez5 months ago
  • The other plate is silver and not black 😤😤

    Cinder CatCinder Cat5 months ago
  • Installing doors is the actually worse. Had to install an internal door so at least I could easily take a break but dear god cutting all the spots for hinges and the lock was awful.

    Cinder CatCinder Cat5 months ago
  • I love the door and black paint. Not a fan of landscaping fabric in this situation for several reasons. Eventually weeds will grow with detritus that drops and works it’s way down and then you have a seed bed and/or how do you improve the soil by blocking it? Worms working the soil, eating and pooping make your plants happy.

    Marty MaloneyMarty Maloney5 months ago
    • Thanks for the feedback!

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  • It's OK but now the zombies will get in. Smart looks are terrific but someone else Smarter can get in.🤔

    Oliver ParkerOliver Parker5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • I am still watching this video till end to see cali! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Eiqa AmmarEiqa Ammar5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • Princess C is saying "Uh, Mom, aren't you forgetting something?" *I love her!*

    Nikki KNikki K5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • The dogs are going to love that door when they see people passing by 😂

    Anaisabel SAnaisabel S5 months ago
  • That dog is like ugh look at the grass. So close yet so far away. Poor poochie 😂

    Aunnah RAunnah R5 months ago
    • Haha she hates grass.

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  • this door wont survive in zombie apocalypse

    Pinky Pops!Pinky Pops!5 months ago
    • True.

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  • There are kits for putting in new door knobs and deadbolts. They include everything you need to put new holes in your door. No measurements needed. It has a jig that does it all for you.

    sc00b3rtsc00b3rt5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • Love the bold black exterior colour. But I kinda liked the old door better. This new one seems too open for me. I guess one can’t walk naked in the house even with the door closed 😆

    gayatri verkhedkargayatri verkhedkar5 months ago
    • as mentioned in the end - there is a part two coming.

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  • Does it bother anyone else that’s she doesn’t tape the edges before she paints? She did that on the hall way video too.

    wendy sandovalwendy sandoval5 months ago
    • Oh this comment again haha you are more than welcome to come over and do five makeovers in one week. I always go back and touch up but sometimes with sponsors and deadlines - wavy paint lines aren't my largest concern.

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  • About all the comments on the glass . You can always put some iron fence industrial style behind the glasd

    FunkyG NailsFunkyG Nails5 months ago
  • the music is just a little loud imo

    Evangelina PadillaEvangelina Padilla5 months ago
    • Thank you! I will adjust.

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  • people can break into a home with and without a whole glass door, its just that anybody who passes by will see you. Also people will see the person walking by, like if u just got out the shower and your package people will see you in ure towels

    christine ochristine o5 months ago
    • We still have a part 2!

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  • Ok, but the sassy puppy-winks though.. ❤

    VORTEXVORTEX5 months ago
  • Love the door, a can of frosted spray paint could do the trick, maybe a small stencil detail...😉

    Monya CormierMonya Cormier5 months ago
  • I won't feel safe. Too much glass.

    Petranilla14Petranilla145 months ago
  • lmao Cali looks pissed

    Michelle WestonMichelle Weston5 months ago
    • She really does.

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  • woww the transformation is wilddddd! and your dress shirt + jean outfit is bomb!

    Michelle WestonMichelle Weston5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • She took off a beautiful door with tons of character to replace it with such a underwhelming option.

    Chrystal Van NiekerkChrystal Van Niekerk5 months ago
    • That's your opinion! The client gets what the client wants. The old door has a great new home xx.

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  • Very impressed..My husband is a carpenter , he would rather be build a house than replace an outside door.

    Teresa BellTeresa Bell5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • Another one I'm in love with Rach. That door tho does not seem "slammer" friendly lol which I like so it will teach the person closing it to be gentle. Also can I please be your assistant bc I learn by doing/practical. Xoxo from the Caribbean.

    KaliKalzKaliKalz5 months ago
    • Awe thank you!

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  • Im so confused. I know you've mentioned a break up a few times but id be nice if you adress it. (If you feel comfortable since you already mentioned it) i just find it really confusing

    Brianna RoseBrianna Rose5 months ago
    • We broke up and I moved - very simple!

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    • I did address it girl! Months ago with my shed shop and I don't need to share that chapter. It's my private life and it will remain that way.

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  • I love your pup at the end 😂

    Cassandra SmithCassandra Smith5 months ago
    • She's the best.

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  • Love your bideos

    Brenda FrancisBrenda Francis5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • I'm sooo glad you didn't end up saving the old door- it was never going to fit, stylistically. The new door is sleek, modern, fabulous. Who knew so much work went into installing a door (clearly, I. rent)?! I love the black paint and the entryway plants. Can't wait for the whole outside to be transformed, and don't forget the boob light in the front hallway/door entrance:)

    Paula FarmerPaula Farmer5 months ago
    • 🖤🖤🖤

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  • you two are such a freaking girl-power inspiration

    Shelly BortShelly Bort5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • GREAT JOB LADIES!

    Karen BanksKaren Banks5 months ago
    • Thank you!

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  • I like the before more...

    Hab euch liebHab euch lieb5 months ago
    • Keep it that way at your house! I always do what the client wants.

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  • I love how I get to see more of my fav colors with you. Instead of the regular white color( which I don’t like lol) you combine other colors which is great instead of Going for the norm of white...sooo I looove this!!

    Maria RodriguezMaria Rodriguez5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • Lockly is kind of genius for folks who have ADHD and forget to lock doors or people with anxiety who keep thinking they forgot to lock the door! Or people like me who have both and are dying constantly 😭 loved this makeover!

    Meredith DeckerMeredith Decker5 months ago
    • 😂😆

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  • This was really cool. I think the old door was still nice but was too traditional for the look. The new door was a great idea and was a perfect fit for the look. Everything came together nicely.

    TheLeftLane IsTheFastLaneTheLeftLane IsTheFastLane5 months ago
    • We donated it and it has a happy home!

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  • Like the before better 😆

    Fatima MemediFatima Memedi5 months ago
    • Keep it that way at your house xx.

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  • Black house? Must be nice not having an HOA

    5ociopathic5ociopathic5 months ago
    • So nice.

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  • The dog is cute

    Pearls And WisdomPearls And Wisdom5 months ago
    • She really is.

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  • I wonder if the black paint will make ur home hotter? More utilities!

    Heather CreatesHeather Creates5 months ago
    • Hmm need to look into that.

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  • Huge kudos for going after a new skill! You guys ROCK !

    Bonnie McQueenBonnie McQueen5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • That moment when I am looking at this video and telling myself, I can definitely learn how to fix up my house.

    Anne ChavezAnne Chavez5 months ago
    • 🖤

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  • I love watching your makeovers

    Tiffany BrowderTiffany Browder5 months ago
    • Why thank you!

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  • All that glass makes it pointless to spend so much money on a high tech door lock. Whats the point really, someone can just smash the glass and bypass the safety features of the lock.

    Alsi21Alsi215 months ago
    • As I've said to similar comments, it's hollys house so it's her design. Don't do it to your door! Me doing a tutorial on here doesn't make it a must for other people. It's all about sharing style!

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  • it looks great, but what about privacy?

    Carolina GonzalezCarolina Gonzalez5 months ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz I am so proud of you, how you have been able to reinvent yourself and always find the way to do something good for the ones around you, best wishes and may God bless you. Greetings from Chile

      Carolina GonzalezCarolina Gonzalez5 months ago
    • Mention the plan at the end of the video xx.

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  • So cute! Where are the front door mats from? Can you add links love the layered look

    beeswillsbeeswills5 months ago
    • Always detailed in the description for you.

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