Curb Appeal

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I've been wanting to paint my front door for ages, but I was too chicken. Plus, I never could find the right color that got me over those fears. Then, I stumbled upon a gorgeous picture of a front door that looked a lot like mine, right down to the color of the brick on the house.

This was the color. I had to have it.

I  ran to the local hardware store before I could change my mind. Amazingly, my husband said, "Go for it." This is the same husband who thinks that the inside of a house should only be one color - blah. So, the fact he was full-in was amazing. I had to do it. It was a sign.

Then, there it was - Midnight Hour. The perfect color. But enough with the talk, let me show you how great my door looks!

Before - the poor thing desperately needed a facelift.



I had to paint the door with an oil-based primer first. I wasn't expecting to have to do that, but they couldn't tint an oil-base as dark as I wanted. I wasn't too thrilled, but it had to be done.

During - First coat


I ended up putting three coats on the door. It took me a couple of days, but I absolutely LOVE it!

After - the finished product

It's still a little wet in the picture, but it looks great, don't you think??



Linking up with:

DIY by Design's Swing into Spring Party


TDC Before and After

4 comments

  1. Looks fantastic! We're your shutters already midnight hour?!we just panted a vanity in our master bath a similar navy blue called Irongate by Martha Stewart. It was an instant facelift! Love love love your door and the guts to go for it!

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  2. It looks great indeed and quite a job you did there. Good that you made a go for it, it paid of really well. Well done!!

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  3. Definitely! -your door ties in with your shutters now. I love how quickly paint can transform anyting.

    I'm visiting from the DIY by Design linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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