A Front Door Makeover

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

I have been wanting to update our front door with a coat of paint, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, the One Room Challenge is pushing me to get on some things that I have been putting off! I decided that I didn’t want to paint just the outside of the front door but the inside as well. I pulled a selection of mint and teal colors but decided on Sherwin Williams’ Watery. I picked it up in an exterior grade paint in a semi gloss.

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

Before I painted the outside of the door, I decided to update the kick plate from gold to silver. I thought that it would be removable but it actually wasn’t, so I just taped it off and sprayed it with a metallic silver spray paint. I actually let it dry for an entire week before painting the rest of the door to be sure that it was really dry.

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

I rolled the door using a high density foam roller and a small foam brush. Each side of the door took six light coats to get an even finish. It took a while (I allowed at least 30 minutes of dry time between coats) but was very simple and most of the time was passive drying time.

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

On the inside of the door, I decided to try something a little different. I actually taped off the 6 panels and left them white. This is similar but the reverse of the effect that we did on the condo’s front door interior. I know that the look is not for everyone, but I think that it adds some interest. The color is perfect for this room!

Front Door Makeover - Charleston Crafted

I am so excited for this simple and inexpensive update and the big impact that it had!

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