I will say it over and over again, but the power of paint is ahhhhmazing!!! Today I am going to share with you, what a little quart of paint did to the aesthetic of my front door….I am still in shock at just how awesome it looks now. Moving into our fixer upper over 3 years ago, we have worked diligently on the inside of house and have totally neglected the outside. UNTIL now! Check out my front door refresh with a simple quart of paint.
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This is what I started with, minus the glass storm door that we removed prior to moving in. Five children and a heavy glass door that snapped closed was never an option (so off with her head)! Ha! What you can’t see, is the porch was also painted in the same 80’s country blue as the door and trim. I know, I know…you are totally jealous! BUT it had to go. I attempted to go with a green door and it was ok. Just not exactly the timeless look I was after.
Do you know how hard it is to find a wreath that does not have some sort of green on it? Nearly impossible! Very shortly after the green paint job, I knew that this doors days were numbered before I was going to repaint it. I just could not decide on the “right” paint color. A few years went by (I got busy with life and kids) it was time to pull the trigger on a new paint color. Operation front door refresh was born!! Upon discussing paint colors with my friend, scouring the web for inspiration, I finally chose to go with a navy blue. Although it wasn’t going to be the 80’s blue, it was still going to be in the blue family. I was coming full circle, right?! LOL .
I went with Behr Infinite Deep Sea exterior satin enamel paint, for my front door refresh.
It literally took me two years to decide on a new paint color and a few hours to apply it. Such a cliché! I applied with a sponge roller and a small craft paint brush to get in the details of the door. Now look at her in all her glory!!! What a transformation!
What do you think? Winner, winner, chicken dinner? Or too risky for your taste?
Supplies for front door refresh
- Behr Exterior Satin Enamel Paint (quart size) – you can purchase at Home Depot
- foam roller
- extra 4″ foam rollers
- handy pail
- small paint brush
If I didn’t go with the navy blue, I most likely would have chosen a classic black. Either way, this inexpensive front door refresh was a total game changer for my homes curb appeal.
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