Thursday, August 18, 2011

A-Door-Able!

Sorry to be so quiet these last few days.

I was taking our side door (and primary entrance) from this:



To this:





I was hoping the black would tie in with our new sensor-light (Lowe's) and also help hide some of the inevitable grime the door gets. The old paint was matte and off-white which showed EVERYTHING.

I love it! What do you think?

I hesitate to go through the steps I used because there are only two, and I'm not sure if you should copy me. I just taped off the windows (annoying!) and painted it with 2 coats of oil-based black paint I bought on clearance at Lowe's. The grill around the window is plastic; the door itself is metal.

If I were to do it again, I'd do it in a less smelly, more environmentally friendly way using primer and latex exterior paint.


For a step-by-step lesson on painting a door using that method, check out Sherry and John's blog. They happened to paint their door the most adorable yellow the same day I painted mine.


Good thing I still have a front door-- I may need to go yellow!



11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I like it! I've always wanted a red door. Sadly, living in a condo with an HOA, I don't know when that will happen.

Nichole@40daysof said...

Love it! The black looks great! And while I like the yellow on that other blog, I'm either going to do black or very dark grey.

K A B L O O E Y said...

Dramatic. I like it. I'd love to paint our door something deep and lovely, but it's hard to see behind the screen/storm door (depending on season). And our shutters are boring dark green, so I'd like to change them as well... but, unlike you, I just sit and think about these things instead of doing them.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Good golly, they had 462 comments!

I like your door, smelly as the process might have been.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Looks so much better! It looks like a whole new door.

Christy said...

I LOVE it. Job well done Anna! I'm sorry we won't see you tomorrow - boo - but hopefully we'll get to catch up in person one day soon.

As for the yellow front door - GO FOR IT!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! And yes, that was shouting. : )

I want the inside of my front door to be black. The outside is red. I wonder....

jbhat

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

I think the door looks lovely! We just painted our door black not too long ago. It was a faded green prior, I hope to post pics soon. I do think you made a great decision, the white was very blah, now it pops!

zcan said...

I love this, Anna! It looks fantastic.

emily said...

Wow! Looks great! What a simple change with such big impact!

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