So a couple weeks ago, I shared my cute, Fall Yarn Wreath that I made. I loved the way it turned out, but was pretty sad because it had to be on my ugly front door. In fact I wouldn’t even take a picture of the whole door because it’s so ugly!
Well the process has begun to fix the ugly! Last week I painted our front door black! I really love how it turned out. I told my husband I didn’t expect it to be perfect because we are just putting lipstick on a pig, but just painting it has made a HUGE difference! We are planning on getting a new door next year but I just couldn’t live with the ugly door any longer.
When we bought our house the front door had been painted several times. There were lots of places that you could see the paint dripping and it just didn’t look very good. One day I got a wild hair and decided I would start scraping the layers of paint off so I could repaint it. This was last summer. The project got pushed back and back until finally it was too cold to paint. Yep…I’m a total procrastinator! Finally, last week I had the time to finish what I had started! WOOHOO!
This is how the door started out…
See…I told you it was ugly! Josh took the door off the hinges and took all the deadbolt and door handle hardware off. As you can see from the picture I had almost all the paint off so it was a bare door, except in a couple place where it just wouldn’t come off. I used a fine grit sanding block to sand the paint that wouldn’t come off to try to make it as smooth as possible. For the glass, I just used painter’s tape to cover it. It’s a metal door so I primed it first with Krylon Spray Primer in Gray. It only took one can to get it covered and it dried super fast! Sorry, there aren’t any pictures of the “process”…but it was really just spray painting. 🙂
Next, I used Krylon Spray Paint in Black Satin. To get the coverage the way I wanted it took almost 3 full cans of spray paint. Try to use long, sweeping motions to get the smoothest coverage. It dried quickly, but we let it continue to dry as long as possible before hanging it and adding the hardware. Be careful when you are putting the handle back on to not scratch your beautiful paint job!
I seriously love it! And I think the wreath looks SO much better on the black door! 🙂
It’s not perfect but it looks SOOOO much better! And as I said, this is only a start. We need to repaint the trim, get a new doorbell, new porch light and new numbers for the house…then the front door area will be beautiful! 🙂
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