Have you ever randomly started a project you never intended on doing? That’s basically what happened to me a couple of days ago. I was out in the front yard cleaning up our “porch” area, and I started kicking around a few ideas for how I wanted to style it for fall. Pretty soon after it dawned on me that our front doors are a little blah. I kept thinking how I wish the doors had more pizazz, more pop, more contrast against our white brick. And it was in that exact moment that I decided to paint our front doors. Yep. It was literally a five minute decision, but that’s honestly how a lot of my projects start. I get the itch to make a change and then I just roll with it and hope for the best. Thankfully I ended up loving this one and I can’t wait to show you how my quick and easy front door makeover turned out!! Ok, here’s how the doors looked before:
Pretty. But I wanted a teensy bit more contrast with the white brick. Here’s how it looks now:
Quite the change, right?! I went with my favorite black paint, Wrought Iron by Behr. That’s actually the color I used to paint the doors inside our house too. (You can see those transformation in this tutorial here and here). You guys know I’ve been loving the white and black contrast lately, so I’m really with happy this change.
It took me about three hours to do two coats of paint on both doors, plus the molding and trim. I didn’t use primer because the door was previously painted with latex paint, so I knew it wasn’t really necessary. I also spray painted our little door bell cover black just to freshen it up a bit too. All in all it was super simple and easy. Not too shabby for such a big change!
Thankfully my five-minute decision to paint these doors turned out to be a good one. I’m loving this change and I feel like it’s such a clean, crisp look compared to what we had before. And you guys, this is such an easy and simple way to spruce up your porch. If you haven’t painted your front door in a while you might want to give it a shot. It’s a quick project! And now I realllllllly can’t wait to get fall decor going out here. I’m still a little ways off from doing that, but this space will be overflowing with pumpkins very soooooooooon!
Let me know if you have any questions on my little door makeover. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I truly appreciate it!! Here’s a few other posts you might like: