So I've been thinking of painting my front door black. I think the results could be dramatic. This is not my dream door by any means, but replacing it is not in the budget.
What I'd really like is a lovely divided light door in a warm wood tone, no storm door, and much bigger sidelights. When the former owners installed this new door 10 or so years ago, they kept the small sidelights, which is a bummer because our house gets very little light.
Anyway, here's an interior shot of the door. Imagine it and the sidelights and trim black and give me feedback (please!)
The dealbreaker could be the outside of the door. Here's a picture, spiderwebs complimentary.
The ghostlike image of someone in a blue bathrobe hovering in the reflection? Yeah. I'm sick of being home sick.
That's off-white vinyl on the sidelights and bright white on the metal storm door. I'm thinking that while painting the interior of the door and trim would work, trying to paint the exterior would be a nightmare that could end up costing me money down the road because of peeling paint. I don't think I can get rid of the storm door because this area of our home is super drafty.
So please weigh in:
Painting this door black:
Can of Worms?