Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Curb Appeal: Freshly Painted Front Door

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,


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  1. Love the color! Will use in my new house. Thanks!

    1. Thank you!! Don't forget to sign up with Sherwin Williams to get their coupons!!!


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