Curb Appeal - Front Door Makeover

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring is one week away and with a day near 70 last week and in the 60's this weekend, I decided to give my front door a makeover.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the deep green, but my wreaths seemed to get lost on the door.  It seems as if they just blended in. Since I make and sell wreaths, it was only logical that I would showcase them on my front door, right?

Yesterday I headed to Home Depot (after looking on Pinterest for ideas) to buy some paint for the door.  I have in the past, had some of the paint chip from the wreaths moving around on the door, so I was looking for something that would hold up better.  The original green was an exterior Behr semi-gloss.

I decided to give Behr Marquee Whipped Mint MQ#-20 a try.  Now this paint was expensive 47.00 a gallon.  I purchased a quart of it and maybe used 1/4 of the can.  I know now that purchasing a sample should more than do the door and it is a more affordable price.

The paint did dry very quickly.  I actually put 3 coats of paint on the door to make sure all the dark green was covered.  I did not prime the door.  Honestly it covered very well and I could've gotten away with 2 coats.

1st Coat of Paint

2nd Coat of Paint

The numbers were also purchased at Home Depot,  Hillman Distinctions 4" Self-Adhesive Numbers  they are the brushed nickel finish.  Very easy to put on, just peel the backing and stick to the door.  No holes to drill so they can be removed without leaving holes in the door.  They were reasonable at $4.64 a number.

Self Adhesive Numbers

Here is the before and after:

What do you think? I love the beachy feel the door has to it.

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