It’s done! First the paint store was closed. Then I had to rearrange my living room to make room for a new piece of furniture. But now, the front door is painted!
Just to remind you where it started:
Plain, plain, plain.
I started out by wiping down the door with a Lysol wipe
I read a bunch of tutorials online so I started out by brushing the paint into the inserts and rolling out the rest of it with a small foam roller
Coat #1 scared me. It looked terrible and the rich Hale Navy looked more grey than blue. I also wasn’t happy with the brush marks so for coat #2 I decided to ditch the brush and stick to the roller.
Coat #2 was still patchy but was much smoother and was starting to look more blue. Initially I left the frame around the window white but it didn’t look right. I’m pleased with the blue frame around the trim around each pane of glass. I also just taped off the hardware to keep the paint off it.
Coat #3 was almost perfect but I went ahead and did #4 just in case I missed anything.
I LOVE it! I love how it contrasts with my light house while still being a color.
Because I’m crazy I made these flowers in shades of yellow to add another layer of color. They’re glued onto an extra rectangular picture frame I had laying around and stuck up there with some 3M hooks.
The hooks lasted just long enough to take these pictures. I think the dark door and the beating down sun just melted the adhesive and it wouldn’t stick. I bought a roll of magnetic tape and ran some across the top and bottom and so far it has held!
A lot of people (including my mom) thought I would go with a yellow door. I have a master plan for my exterior but it involves new siding and that’s a few years down the road. When “Master Plan Time” comes around I will have a yellow door so I figured I’d enjoy something different until then.
Before I go tackle my next project here’s a side by side view. See mom? The blue really is better! 🙂