My deck is 10'x12' and really is nothing special. The boards are a bit beat up and at best, I've used this space to house a container garden or two.
From all the home makeover shows I've seen over the years, one of the pieces of advice I've heard is to think of each space as a room. So, even though my deck is outdoors, I will treat it as a complete room. I've laid out my plans on paper many times and looked for ways to finance this project on a limited budget. The first thing I decided to do was to paint my back door....orange. Yes, orange! I also decided to spray paint my door knobs, because replacing them is a much more expensive approach.
Here's the back door before:
And here are the door knobs before:
I decided to paint the door orange. I used Valspar's Duramax Paint + Primer exterior paint. This paint was suggested to me because it should be able to withstand fading from the direct sunlight. I used Rustoleum's Hammered black spray paint for the door knobs.
And here's a video to prove it.
And here's the door after: