Front door fix
Updated: Mar 18, 2021
I'm not kidding when I say most things I want to change in this house have some sort of orange family undertone. The front door was no exception. The exterior of our house is pretty traditional. Red brick, some accent stones and those arched windows that were all the rage in Y2K. I'm not sure why someone chose a terra-cotta colored front door, unless they were trying to blend it in with the brick... ish.
Ok, maybe it's not THAT orange. More of a brownish reddish orange. But remember what I said about giving yourself some quick wins? This is another one that was done in a day.
One of the first things we did after moving in was change out the door handle and lock hardware. This is a great idea to ensure your family is the only one with the key to the new house. I chose a modern classic nickel Schlage door handle set like this one at my local Home Depot. I actually successfully installed it myself. Took some trial and error, but I eventually got it! Proud moment for this crafty girl who pretends to be handy.
I almost forgot to take a before picture, but remembered quick after I taped off the handle.. Here she is, that burnt orange beauty.
I scoured Pinterest for front door color inspiration but was always most drawn to black when paired with traditional homes. It's classic, traditional, modern, elegant and stately all wrapped up into one perfect color. Plus, we got an all black roof put on after the inspection so this would help start tying things together. Picking the black is a little harder (yes there are a lot of blacks just like there are a lot of whites!) but I settled on Blackout in Behr's Marquee Exterior Semi-gloss. A little pricier than others, but the Marquee paint promises to resist fading better.
This was another early rise Saturday morning project that I got started on before kids were out of bed. Are you sensing a pattern yet? One coat in the morning and one coat in the evening, and our front door looked brand new!
Simply amazing how one small change impacted the overall look of the house.
I challenge you - find a color you love and pick up that paint brush. Give your home a quick front door fix and see what it does for the overall curb appeal of your house!
Need a Fix Up? Here's what we used:
Wooster Pro Nylon/Polyester Angle Sash Brush for the grooves of the door (affiliate)
4 in. Mini Paint Roller Kit for the flat surfaces (affiliate)
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