Monday I shared my color swatches that we were considering for our front door. Of course nobody wants a "before" pic if there isn't an "after" photo. And if you're anything like me I like a good tutorial to go along with someone's sharing of anything. This was a pretty easy project and quick. I painted the door in one afternoon. Our door started off beige, and in desperate need of a makeover. Since I didn't want to paint our options on the door, I instead took a bunch of swatches of each color we were considering and taped them on the door so we could see what they looked like. Once we picked a color I went back and grabbed a small can of paint and a short time later? WA-LA! A brand new door!
As for the color we chose, it is Behr's "Jamaican Bay". I couldn't take my eyes off this color and it just makes me so darn happy when I see it, so it had to be. Sam is upset that it isn't pink, but I can't win them all. Mike seems to like it so that's all that matters.
Here's what I used:
1. angled 2 1/2 inch brush and a 1 inch brush for the nooks and crannies.
2. a sander- fine
3. Behr's Jamaican Bay in exterior satin finish with primer (2 coats). The nice man at the counter suggested a satin finish and he seemed to know what he was talking about.
ALL DONE!! AIN'T SHE PRETTY?
I can't help to smile when I pull up to my house now! Before my front door said, "I'm boring." Now it says, "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!" I love the color so much, I may just paint the inside of it...and the garage door leading into the house too. The possibilities are endless! Did I inspire you? Do you have a fun and fresh front door? If so, I want to see it.