Friday, June 7, 2013

150 June Monthly Challenge: We Painted the Front Door!

I am taking this challenge pretty seriously this month!  It's on like donkey kong!

For those wondering what I am talking about, this month I challenged myself {and y'all}, to take back my outdoor spaces.  They have been feeling neglected this past couple of years and also feeling the pain of our six month winter season.

First up, the front door!

I wanted to start with a project that would have a nice, quick impact.  Something to really set the tone and the mood for the rest of the projects I want to tackle.  The front door has been a topic of conversation for a couple of years now, so it was finally time to do something about it!


White and gray and white and gray.  A little dash of black and some more white and gray.  That is the story of the front exterior.  But not the story of our colorful family.  It was time to bring in something a little more bold and happy.

Late last year I had painted some wooden planters a pretty light sea blue.  I looooved the color but ultimately decided it was a bit too light for the front door.  So, we held up oodles of swatches from a few of my paint decks, I chatted about yellows, blues and greens, but the hubby wanted to stick with a shade of blue, or nothing at all.  He was a little worried about adding color to the door, so something simple and a color that we tend to use frequently in our other decor was a must and the compromise to gettin' things done.

I ultimately decided on Behr's Harbor.  It is a pretty deep teally blue with a little bit of gray undertone. 


Just like painting a wall, it's really hard to know what a color will look like on a large surface, when just looking at a small swatch from a book.  But, I stared and stared at it and stared some more, looking at it from different angles and light, and ultimately knew it was the right color for us.  I couldn't wait to get started!

The first step was to wipe down the door with a soft rag, to remove dust and dirt and grime.

 
I also removed the door handle and washed away the rings of dirt.  Gross.


I had read a couple of tutorials that you should get your door ready for paint with a liquid deglosser, so that is just what I did.


I just applied it as directed, on a rag and in circular motions over the entire door.  One coat later and I read the back of the bottle for dry time, and saw that it wasn't intended for fiberglass doors.  Gee, Jen.  Read those things first!  Moving on.

So, I decided to dive right in with the painting.  For the door, I went with an exterior paint and primer in one paint.  I figured this would help the paint adhere better and also require a few less coats.


I used a super smooth roller for cabinets and doors to roll the paint onto the door.



And one coat later, I had really great coverage!!  I used a soft angled brush to get into the grooves of the door.


I let the door open and drying for about an hour.  It was a cooler day with a nice breeze, so it dried nice and quickly.

Second coat went on...


And after the third, it was time to start pulling tape!


When I stood in the front yard and looked at the door, I didn't love the white trim.  It didn't feel cohesive or like it made sense.  I googled a bunch of painted front doors and it appeared that majority of folks painted the window trim the same color as the door.  I liked that look better.  So I taped it off and painted the trim quick too. 



I was really happy with how nice and smooth it turned out.  I was a bit terrified we would have something blotchy or with brush strokes, which was part of the reason it took me so long to just do it already, but the roller and paint combo worked wonderful!


I have to say, I really love it!


The planters stayed the same color for now, but I have a bunch of other front yard projects up my sleeve, and they might get a little treatment to add a little more interest.



The blue is a nice match with the gray.  It's bold enough for me, to make a difference and to add a little drama to the house, but subtle enough for the hubby who didn't want anything too crazy and out of place for our neighborhood.


Painting the door went really quick.  About 15-20 minutes to wash it down, remove the handles and add the unnecessary deglosser.  Another 15 for the first coat, and each following, with an hour wait in-between.  And done!  We have a great start to our outdoor projects this month!  Now for the super fab before and after of the quick update!


I only painted the front of the door, the back is still white, but I might just leave it wide open all the time, because I really love the color it adds to the entry too!


OK friends!  Wish us luck for more progress this weekend and beg the rain gods to let up for a couple of days so I have some content next week.  Ha!  

Let's chat front doors!  Have you taken the plunge to paint yours, and what color did you go with?  What other ways have you added a little love and personality to the entry of your home?


150 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! That color is fabulous!

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  2. Love the door! I painted ours a few years ago, and I still can't believe what a difference it makes!

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  3. WOW! Great choice! How could you have ever doubted yourself! lol. Perfect.

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  4. I love painted front doors and this one is perfect! So cheery and welcoming...love it.

    ~Sarah

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  5. I must say I love it too!!! It adds the perfect pop of color to your home. ;)

    Love the front door mat too. Where did you purchase that if you don't mind sharing?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Kristin!

      Thank you! I have had it for a year or two, I am guessing I found it at Target or Pier 1. :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I hate the current color of our door and Really want to make that update this summer.

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  7. I adore the color choice! Nicely done!

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  8. wow, looks like you got the perfect color. it's totally "you" - and it looks fabulous! :-) great job...once again

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  9. It must be that time of year. The hubby and I just tackled some of our outdoor projects (we have a long list, as the house and yard were neglected for years). We pulled out some dead bushes/plants or ones that I didn't want anymore, laid mulch, added some planters to the front steps and by the garage. I also painted my front door a dark gray color to compliment the blue house and white trim (and the new paint job that the house will hopefully get next year). I think when you live in MN and winter dragged on FOREVER, you have to do a lot in a short amount of time.

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    1. Wow! I am impressed you have gotten that much done! Kudos! Sounds really fantastic!

      xo,
      Jen

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  10. I love this colour! So lovely!
    xo Kerri at HollyMuffin

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  11. We haven't moved in yet, but this post really got me thinking about what color to paint the front door of our new house! Our brick is pretty monotone red, and I am thinking a black door and adding black shutters to the outside windows. But who knows...maybe I will play with some more color now.

    Stephanie

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  12. Oh so purty, Jen!!! I love the new color!!! Definitely you. :)

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  13. It looks incredible. LOVE IT.

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  14. I just helped my mom paint her front door. She's a lady who likes some color and went with a vibrant orange. So fun how much is adds to the curb appeal!

    http://delineateyourdwelling.blogspot.com/2013/06/while-weve-been-visiting-with-my-dear.html

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  15. We live in an old family farmhouse...which is need of a huge makeover/renovation. But until we can afford it, I've been consistenly inspired by your posts to make what I've got look as good as I can! This spring we spruced up the entrance to our home by removing a very old overgrown tree, trimming some old bushes, hanging a hummingbird feeder, and planting some colourful flowers.

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    1. Kudos! Sometimes it's those tasks that make the most impact! We have some overgrown bushes too, and although it doesn't sound too fun to deal with them, I know just clipping them back will help so much! And the thought of an old family farmhouse is magical!

      xo,
      Jen

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  16. I think the door itself looks amazing but I'm bummed your husband wouldn't let you do a different color. I was really hoping you'd do yellow... yellow and gray are just so amazing together IMHO. Oh well, this is still a fantastic change and it looks much, much better.

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    1. I am far from bummed about the final choice, I am so super smitten! I do love me some yellow and gray, but there are SO many yellow doors out there, that it was fun to do something a smidge different. I will definitely be bringing some yellow into the backyard updates, even if just through some small accessories.

      xo,
      Jen

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  17. What a great colour! We had a dark green front door until quite recently when I decided I wanted it a nice pale sage green kind of colour. My husband painted it and.....I don't like it...eeek! It looks more grey than green and not a pleasant grey...more like an undercoat. Haven't had the heart to tell him I don't like it yet ;)

    Andrea x

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    1. Oh no! Maybe he doesn't love it either and hasn't had the heart to say anything, just like you? :) Maybe some plants and accessories will help you out until you can add a new color.

      xo,
      Jen

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  18. OK. Best color EVER ! This looks great !
    Iris

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  19. I primed my door today- and it's now officially the ugliest door in the neighborhood, but when I'm finished, it will be a fun bright green:)

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    1. YAY! It will be amazing! That was the next color on my list, love it like crazy!

      xo,
      Jen

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  20. Jenn .. I absolutely love it!! wow what a change and so easy!! I have wanted to change my front door color too but can't decide what color to do. Now you have given me some inspiration!! Love the blue against your walls inside too. Great job ... looking forward to seeing your other projects.

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  21. Love the color! Since we bought our first house last year our front and side doors have been BRIGHT yellow. So have been thinking about something a little more tame yet pretty. This might be the one. :)

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  22. What a difference that makes! I don't own my own home, but when I do, the front door will definitely be in a fun color like this!

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  23. Love it!! Huge difference =)

    Sam xx

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  24. Love the door...but my bigger question is what color is the wall color? I LOVE that green!

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    1. The wall color is Behrs Grape Leaves. It's in her home tour!

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  25. You guys must not have a front screen door. I'd love to paint my door a fun color, but the security door wouldn't let it show anyway. Any ideas?

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    1. We don't, but I would love to add one someday to let some extra light in. I have seen a lot of very pretty painted doors with the storm door in front of it. Or, just paint the storm door instead? :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  26. Great pop of color for the outside. And those little boots are too cute out there. Can't wait to see what else you've got planned. :)

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  27. Love it Jen. We are planning on painting ours black soon. Fingers crossed that it will look as good as yours.

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    1. Black will be lovely and dramatic! Would love to see it when it's all done!

      xo,
      Jen

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  28. I love this! I'm a big fan of having a fun colour on the front door, and your colour is beautiful! I think those planters look good with it...the color is complementing but not too matchy-matchy. I can't wait to see what else you do to the outside!

    I'm having a Home Improvement linky party today if you'd like to come link up or just visit the fun! http://nicoleslifeafter20.blogspot.com/2013/06/home-improvement-diy-homemakers-edition.html

    =)

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  29. We live in a neighborhood with a HOA, so our choices of colors are REALLY limited (like jump through a bunch of hoops to get one of perhaps 5 color combo choices, if you plan to change what's existing).

    But, we recently did some painting on our rental property. I was considering painting the front door red or navy blue...but wound up with (boring) white to appeal to more potential tenants. I did, however paint the ceiling of the front porch a sky blue - haint blue. Love it!

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    1. Love love love that you did that, I have been thinking about potentially doing the same. :) Only time will tell!

      xo,
      Jen

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  30. Love it! If you want to leave the door open more during the nice months go to Home Depot like we did. We bought a storm door that we put in front of the regular door. I love having the extra light.

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    1. Yes, we have been considering that and pricing them out. They would be so nice in the summer months especially!

      xo,
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    2. If you decide to do the storm, you'll have to blog about it. We just moved into a colonial style, and I am worried about how it would look. But I love opening front and back patio doors and letting the air flow through!!

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    3. We splurged and had a custom made storm door put on our house... We have a circle top front door, so custom was the only way to go!
      It is so nice. We have a south facing house, so even on the warmer winter days when the sun is shining, we can open the entry door and let the light in without the cold getting in. It's also nice in the summer when the a/c is on to have the door open. Get one, you won't regret it.

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  31. I love that color! We've discussed painting our door for awhile now, my only issue is trying to find just the right color to go with the brown of our house... Typing it now sounds silly because brown is a neutral color and pretty much anything could go with it; but the brown we have is difficult to find the right color (in my opinion). However, now that we found out my husband will be stationed here for another 2-ish years (minimum) we've decided we're going to finally get started with more household projects (like laminate-wood flooring, finally painting the bathrooms... and painting the door?). We'll see...

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  32. Perfection! Such a happy welcome to your home :)

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  33. So pretty! Especially with the planters and pink flowers... Love it!

    Vera

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  34. I want to paint our garage door!! We spend so much time in and out of that door...and playing outside in the court. It would also hide all of the grimy handprints! ;) I'm inspired and love the color!

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  35. Looks amazing! I think that we might have the same door....keepu s posted on how it holds up because after our cold Canadian winter last year the trim shrunk (or something)and has pulled away from the door to expose the white underneath. It's only a little. but the company said it's because we painted our door black and when you paint them a dark colour you void your warranty! WHAT! your probably fine though because it's a lighter colour.

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    1. Wow, that is crazy! I wonder if it has to do with how hot it gets in the sun? Sorry to hear you had trouble with it!

      xo,
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  36. Love it Jen! Great color choice. We have to paint in the fall (entire house) and I would love a fun color for our front door, however, have to be careful to not clash with our brick. Hoping we can get outside this weekend to finish up some things, but right now we are expecting rain.

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  37. Awesome color, Jen!! I agree that teal/aquas are really tough to incorporate as exterior colors -- you definitely found the perfect shade! Smart thinking to go with something darker that includes gray undertones for your siding! Do you mind sharing what type of flowers are in your containers? They're beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Casey! They are Double Impatiens. :)

      xo,
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  38. Love it! What a fabulous color! You always pick the best colors.

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    1. I am guessing I shouldn't be surprised that you approve? Especially in our entry with the green. ;)

      Miss you!
      Jen

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  39. Great color choice! I agree that the door color looks fabulous with the green inside, too!!!

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  40. Love it! Painting the front door has been on my list for a couple years but haven't convinced my husband to do it yet.

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  41. Maybe you should paint the back of the door to match now....

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    1. I am thinking about it, I just fear it will make it that much darker on the inside in that little entry nook. The white door with white trim and white entry furniture sort of works to keep things nice and bright. But I am still tempted...

      xo,
      Jen

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  42. That color is great!!! I love it. And I'm so glad you didn't go with yellow!!! That's the color we are going to paint our door. And I realized the other day that my new house looks very similar to yours. I would've hated to be a copy cat!

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    1. Haha, too funny! And I wouldn't have ever thought that, yellow doors are awesome and that's why I see so many of them. I am sure it will be fabulous!

      xo,
      Jen

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  43. Love the color and love the different shade of blue on the planters. Great tutorial, too!

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  44. I love that color! In fact, I have been a little bit obsessed with it lately and have splashes of it all over my house. As for my front door, I recently painted it red. We have a peachy colored house (and not enough money to repaint the whole house), so I didn't have many choices. I definitely like how it turned out though.

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    1. Red doors are so pretty and sophisticated! I bet it's just gorg!

      xo,
      Jen

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  45. Love it! I painted my front and back door last summer red. It changed the look of my house and am so glad I took the plunge! Although with red it took 4-5 coats! But still worth it!

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  46. do you buy the roller each time to paint? it looks new every time..

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    1. Depends on the project, but usually. I tend to use and abuse rollers. I wrap them with plastic wrap between coats, and usually by the end of any project they are so matted they aren't worth saving.

      xo,
      Jen

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  47. It looks amazing! Such a fresh breath of color.

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  48. Love the new door color! I also love your planters. Where are they from?

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    1. They were from Home Depot last year. :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  49. Love your new door looks like the beach in summer. I painted my front door a bright red, it was a faded brown. The red really perked up our small front porch along with a small bistro set and several black rod iron wall pieces. I also added rod iron candle holders on each side of the front window with another half circle over the window.

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  50. I loved your door so much that we went to Home Depot this afternoon and already have two coats on! We HEART it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh I love that! What color did you end up doing? So exciting!! <3

      xo,
      Jen

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  51. Love the door!! It looks great!! I painted my front door red last year. Love it!!

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  52. Wow, love the results Jen! Glad to chose to paint the window frame too. It looks great!

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  53. Wow! Huge difference! I love it!

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  54. I love it, Jen! We painted ours a darker blue along with our shutters and we have tan siding. Do you have shutters? We left the inside of our door white also. By the way, I liked the white trim on the door. I love following all of your projects!!!

    Kelly

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    1. Hi Kelly!

      Yes, we do have shutters, they are a deep gray. I like the white trim on the door in the photo above, but in person when the door was closed, it just looked funny.

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  55. I love the new color! Makes me want to grab some paint and attack the door. It's never been painted before. I think it might be about time. ;)

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  56. I love your rug inside the entry area! Where is that from?

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    1. Thank you! That was a HomeGoods find! I love it too! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  57. Love the color, Jen! I'm inspired but wonder how the paint would hold up against dogs scratching at it.

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    1. Maybe OK once it fully cures? I would be nervous if that were a possibility with any type of paint project though. And I can't say for sure as our dogs wouldn't be on that side of the door. :)

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  58. I love your front door! It looks really nice. I love colorful front doors.
    Love your blog, Thanks for sharing.
    Tammy @ The Colored Door

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  59. Nice! where did you get the umbrella holder ?

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    1. Hi Anu!

      It was an oversized vase found a Target on clearance awhile back now.

      xo!
      Jen

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  60. Perfection, as always! Love it...

    Bobi

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  61. it is beautiful and fun!! i like it with the gray. do you mind sharing what color that is on your exterior?

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  62. I love the color! I love your house as well! I am looking for a little advice! I live in sunny San Diego in a stucco Mediterrean style house. It has a large wood front door. I wanted to paint it a color or even black, but my husband thought that would not look right. He felt it should remain just wood. He restained it, but I would love to change it up! What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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  63. After 15 years of having a dark green door we decided to go with a cranberry red door. I got a large piece of red paper and draped it over the door - we sat in the front yard and looked at it for a while and decided it was going to look great! Anxious to get started!

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  64. I love it! What a difference a little paint can make!

    We have a plain white door on our new house. I've been waiting for the weather to warm up so we can paint it. I have it down to a few purple hues. Time to decide!

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  65. Hey Jen, lovely color choice! We have a medium gray house and our doors are burgundy. In case your window trim does pull back away from the door in the winter (like mine has - it is due to the heat/cold), your window can be removed by the inside by popping out those little circles out and accessing the screws. You can then paint out the opening. I recently replaced the window in our front door and I was always worried it would be a big job. I was so amazed by how easy it was to do that I even took the plunge and cut a hole in our fiberglass door to the garage and put in a window insert bought at HD - wish I had done it sooner as it brings in so much more natural light!

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    1. That was good to hear about for the outside door. When changing anything on the door from house to garage one needs to be careful that you still meet fire code. Most places have specific regulations for the door between your house and attached garage.

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  66. It looks great!!! You make everything look so easy haha thanks for the inspiration ; ) I desp need to paint our front door but I'm not sure what color yet.

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  67. I painted our front door, though on the inside because our hoa doesn't let us change the outer colors (phooey). The most I could convince my husband to do was a shade of grey. I really wanted a bold yellow! Maybe the next house.

    I love the color you choose. It looks great!

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  68. Squeal. It looks fantastic. I seriously love it and would keep the door open all of the time, too! Paint the inside??

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    1. Hi Looks fabulous. I am thinking about my front door area the house is going on the market Soon and I am thinking the fron needs updating

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  69. I love it!! The color is great. The flower boxes are too!! Can I ask where you got your entryway rug? Love!

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  70. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! I want to paint my front door this color or something similar, but it wouldn't match with the rest of the exterior paint colors. I will eventually have the exterior repainted, so I'll just have to wait until then. Pinning!

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  71. I want to paint my front door this color RIGHT NOW!!

    In our last house, we painted our front door a sunny yellow color, and we got lots of positive comments from our neighbors. Some of them said, "I want to paint my door now!" I think one of the cool things about outdoor projects is when your neighbors get motivated to do something nice to their yard too :)

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  72. I love how it turned out! Changes how the whole front porch looks!!!

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  73. Love the color and new planters!

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  74. Hi Jen! What a great color choice! In fact, it brings out the detailing in your window so much more now. With the white door in the before pictures, the window detailing was very subtle--and now it pops! Another fantastic update!

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  75. I really think the new paint on the door makes the gold handle and pretty window pop!! Gorgeous!

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  76. Hey Jen! I LOVE the door color! It looks great! We moved into a house with a red door and I might spruce it up a little and this would be a great choice because we have a gray house too :) Also, where did you get your planters?? I have been looking for white box planters and I can't find them anywhere unless you make them yourself. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Rachel!

      They were from Home Depot last year. :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  77. I love this door color! We painted our door a bright orangey yellow or yellowy orange! No HOA here, but I was afraid of what our neighbors might say. Turns out, the ones we've talked to have said they love it. :) You can see it here: http://momnipotentblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-real-home.html

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  78. I've been wanting to paint our front door into a vibrant red color but alas, it might take more work for me to do that. Our current front door is varnished and I think I would need to strip that off first before I can paint. Still I am inspired by this post. Maybe one day I'll actually not be too lazy. :)

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  79. Looks amazing! It really brightens up the front of your house. I painted mine Calypso Blue last year. It looks very similar to yours! http://www.eatsleepdecorate.blogspot.com/2012/05/front-door-reveal.html

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  80. I love the staging of the little red boots so much with the blue door that I think you should paint your planters red! (Because you want the advice of a million readers, right? ;) Love the post!

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  81. Love the color!! Absolute perfection!

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  82. I'm so excited to see you painted a door with a glass insert! We're looking at painting our house in the next few years but we recently built a woodshop in the backyard for the hubs (I'm reclaiming our garage!) and so we need to pick the new house color now so we can paint the shop. We live in Anchorage, Alaska and all the house are a drap shade of gray or some combination of that. I want color but I'm not sure I want the entire house teal - so I've been leaning towards just the door. But whenever I see painted doors in magazines, they are always solid doors, not doors with glass. I'm thrilled to see yours with glass and how lovely it turned out! Excellent project!!! I'm definitely taking back our outdoor space this summer! Keep up the excellent blogging!

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  83. Love those light blue planters! Super cute!

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  84. Looks great! I did ours last fall - a happy grass green color - and love it! We have beige siding and black shutters and the pop of bright green just makes me so happy. FYI, we have a full glass storm door so the green shines right through. The metal around the storm is all white to match the other door and window trim so I think it would look great if you decide to add one.

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  85. What a great facelift for your home!

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  86. I love your door in this blue! I finally got around to reading the details of your post & realized that you used the exact same blue that I used on a recent bench I painted. I just LOVE this color. It really looks great with the lighter blue planters too.
    Sarah
    http://thissarahloves.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/its-amazing-what-people-will-give-away-the-bench/

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  87. I've been wanting to paint my front door for a year, since we bought the house. My husband was out of town this past weekend, so I pulled the trigger. I brought home a lot of samples, all in the blue/teal/gray family (our house is a creamy white and inside is lots of gray tones). The crazy thing is - I ended up picking Harbor by Behr as well! How insane and random, when you consider the 100s of options. I love that I can now say to people, "The house with the blue door" and they will immediately know what I'm talking about! Looks great!

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  88. I've been wanting to paint our front door and your tutorial is encouraging -- I'm just nervous about putting the lock back on the door. Can you post about that process? Please :-)

    Lindsey in NY

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  89. Looks really great! What color are your shutters? It's hard to tell in the pic!

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  90. I just painted my door almost the exact same, except it was Agave from Behr Premium, but looks very similar to your pictures. I think most people just choose red, but we have white siding with red brick and I wanted something to compliment, not match. The greenish blue was perfect.

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  91. I love this little area you have! We have a balcony that looks like a similar depth with a wood railing that looks like yours. I haven't done anything with it because I never thought it was deep enough, but what you have done is making me rethink my choice! How deep is it from the wall to the railing?

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    1. Hi there!

      The depth from the house to the railing is about 3 1/2 feet. Four feet wide where there is no railing. :)

      Hope that helps you out!

      xo,
      Jen

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  92. LOVE that color! I'm debating between a shade like this or red... :) Can I ask where your outside light fixture is from?

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    1. Thank you! Here is the source for the lights: http://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-decor/outdoor-lights/wall-lights/wharf-1-light-10-5-oil-rubbed-bronze-outdoor-downlight/p-1807173-c-7545.htm

      xo,
      Jen

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    2. thanks for the link! it's so affordable too!
      -melissa

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  93. Jen, how long did it take the door to dry entirely?

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    1. It only took 2-3 hours to dry enough for us to close the door. However, I painted it in about 70ish degree weather, and there was also a good breeze. We were really gentle with it the first day, but after that, it has gone through the normal wear and tear of a family of five and has held up wonderfully!

      xo,
      Jen

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    2. Thanks! I am about to paint our front and back doors and I can't figure out what days I can do it so that I can be there at the house while the door is open drying! It's been in the 80s and 90s here in Jersey, but this week we're having some afternoon showers!

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  94. Can you tell me where the light by your front door is from? Home Depot? Lowes? Need new lights, on some of the same outdoor projects as you have been and love these posts. Oh, just restaining our deck....and painting the front door is on my list, love that color and may try it!

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    1. Hi Jennifer!

      Here is the source for the lights {Menards}: http://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-decor/outdoor-lights/wall-lights/wharf-1-light-10-5-oil-rubbed-bronze-outdoor-downlight/p-1807173-c-7545.htm

      xo,
      Jen

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  95. Hi Jen- don't just love the door but also the interiors- I love the gray, could u please post what the actual paint color it is?

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    1. Thank you! The gray paint is Glidden's Smooth Stone.

      xo!
      Jen

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  96. Just wondering what the exterior paint color is beautiful!!

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  97. I just purchased this exact door today... great to see how excellent it turned out painted! Thinking about painting mine forest green... Nice Job!!

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  98. What a great project! I’ve added a link to one of our pinboards. Check them out at Pinterest.com/Homedepot

    -Megan Peterson 4 The Home Depot

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  99. That IS fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration. We're currently in a ranch that (for some reason) doesn't have a front door (only side and rear). Looking to switch the floorplan a bit to accommodate adding a door...and you just helped me figure out what kind of look to go for! Thank you!

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  100. Where did you purchase the actual door? I love love love it!

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  101. Hi:

    I love your front door transformation!

    You color choice is perfect and totally stunning.

    I featured it on my blog Front Door Freak. http://www.frontdoorcolor.com/front-door-6/

    Thanks for a great before/after!

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  102. Really great tips for painting!

    Do you know what the old color of the door is?
    Also do you know the grey color the house is painted?

    Would really appreciate it, I really like them!

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    1. Hi Angela,

      The old door color was "dirty", lol. Really, it was just a white that had discolored over time. The gray siding was a stock siding we selected when we built 14 years ago, so I am not sure what color or manufacturer that it is any longer. I am sorry I don't have more details to share.

      Thank you!
      Jen

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