Sunday, June 9, 2013

Front Door Makeover

I took a break from all of the upholstering to paint my front door last weekend. I wanted to go ahead and get it done before it got too hot and humid.

Here are two before shots. You can see it's just a solid oak door with two side lights.

I gave it a light sanding and then primed it with a white enamel primer (make sure you get outdoor paint!).

The color that I chose is Sherwin Williams "Spicy Hue". It's a rusty orange. The salesman at Sherwin Williams tried to talk me out of it. He said "I can't tell you when's the last time I sold this color. I think it's a little bright for a front door." I kindly told him that he was about to sell some now and to give me a quart. :)

And here is the final result. I think it's beautiful and it really makes the front door stand out! I might even take a picture of it with me the next time I go to Sherwin Williams and show the salesman how great it looks!