This project has been a few weeks in the making, but it is finally completed and this momma couldn't be happier!!! I decided it was time to bring a little color to the plain old white front door. So after narrowing the color choice to the top three and putting a few pictures on Facebook and Instagram asking for y'alls help, we narrowed it down to Sherwin Williams Rainstorm.
Look at that pretty color...just makes me grin from ear to ear!!! I am totally crushing on my front door and so happy what a little bit of paint can do. By the way, do you like my cute little pumpkins....my little pumpkins picked them out :) So after doing a little researching and reading a few blogs I got all the supplies I needed and got to work.
Step one was to clean the door with soap and water. Then I gave the door a light sanding and wiped down the door. Since I was painting the door a darker color, I decided to put two coats of tinted primer on first. Originally, I thought I could use foam brushes to cut in on the trim of the panels, but it wasn't coating evenly. I switched to 2" Purdy paint brush and it worked a charm. For all the flat surfaces of the door I used the foam roller. Here is a before and after of the door with two coats of primer.
Next up was the star of this door, Sherwin Williams Rainstorm. With the darker color, I ended up putting three coats on. For me this project took about 6 and a half hours including dry time in between coats. I also had some extra unplanned work on the window after the tape was removed. I peeled the tape off after the third coat was completed, but it still peeled off some of the paint with it. After a few touch ups on the window trim and a few curses under my breath I was finally happy with the door.
Next on the list was the door handle. We decided to just sand down the current door knob and spray paint it with Rust-oleum Metallic Aged Cooper.
I am super happy with the new color of the door knob and I think it adds a little richness to the door. Let's look at the rest of this beauty!!
And of course a before and after!!
The doormat has definitely seen better days, so I am on a hunt for a new one. Sooooo, what do you guys think???
With much love,