Monday, April 18, 2011

Front Door Makeover

If you are a facebook liker (how do you say that?), then you know I have been working on a front door makeover.

I finally got my porch light in and Jeremy installed it over the weekend. 

Are you ready to see it?

Before:

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It wasn't terrible, just a little bland and in need of some color.

The front door should welcome visitors to our home and I wanted it to stand out.

After:

front porch makeover

We added new hardware and vinyl numbers in addition to the new paint and light fixture.

vinyl address numbers on door makeover

Here's a little tip if you want to paint your own door...

After the paint has dried, it takes several days for it to set completely. Well, you can't really leave your door open that long.

We used Vaseline on the edges to keep the door frame from sticking and pulling off my new paint. It worked great!

The paint I used was Valspar and the color is called Belle Grove Spruce. It's a latex-based exterior paint and I did not prime first.
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60 comments:

  1. omg- beautiful! I just LOVE that color!!

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  2. It looks great! I love the turqoise and black together, and the vinyl number is a fun detail. It is very welcoming! We had to use vaseline too on our front door in the old house when we painted it black. Oil base paint takes a long time to dry!
    I am trying to figure out what to do at our new home (it has been almost a year). Our front doors are expensive dark cherry wood and have huge panels of etched glass (most of the door). It isn't my look, but they are such nice doors I don't want to mess with them. I need to get creative with some accents. : )

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  3. awesome idea!! i've never thought of painting our front door!!

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  4. I love that color. I love the door, too. It's unique with all those squares. My door is a plain old white. I am trying to convince my husband to let me paint it!

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  5. I love the color!!! And the light looks really awesome!

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  6. Fabulous!!! I'm waiting for it to get a little bit warmer and then I'm painting our front door! Can't wait!! I'm debating between a bright cherry red, green or turquoise! Yours looks fabulous!

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  7. Hi dropping in from TCB -- and love the door! I am dreaming of re-doing mine, but haven't worked up the guts yet. Love it!

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  8. I love the blue you picked! So bold and pretty!

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  9. Great color and the new light looks great! Planning on painting my door as well but with a week of rain it will have to wait. Thanks for the vaseline tip too!

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  10. I lOVE the color. Such a bright bold pop that looks great against the brick. We need to re-do our front door - thank you for the color inspiration!!

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  11. WOW...it's amazing what a color change can do for...well a lot of things! :) I think it looks sooo fabulous...very welcoming!

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  12. Hi, dropping by from TCB. I absolutely LOVE the color of your door! I'm infatuated with all shades turquoise right now. And love the details on your door as well. It turned out great!

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  13. I'm getting ready to paint my front door and never considered how long it would take to dry!! Thanks so much for the vaseline tip :)

    Maria @ Love & Sugar Kisses

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  14. Oh my gosh I LOVE what that color does for the front porch! GREAT choice, well done!

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  15. I couldn't click over fast enough when I saw the color of your door! It was so fun to begin with, and now it's drool-worthy! I love it! Your front porch set up is so inviting!

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  16. Love the color, so fresh and springy!
    I found you through ABFOL.
    http://myforeverhouse.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love all the little touches AROUND your door. Makes me seriously want to go re-do my whole front porch. Very cute and inspiring!

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  18. I have been wanting to paint our ugly doors -- thanks for the tip with the Vaseline! What kind of paint did you use? That color is so fantastic -- I'm trying to decide what color to use -- I love the numbers on the door too! Great, great job!

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  19. Just joined your blog, what a beautiful front door!

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  20. gorgeous door color! love it!

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  21. That is one HOT front door. And I LOVE the number on it too, perfect touch. I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

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  22. Lovely door! Such a pretty color :)

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  23. BEAUTIFUL! I've been really wanting to paint my front door but I've been too scared. You've inspired me to get going and just go for it. Thanks! Just popping in from TT&J :)

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  24. Gorgeous color! It's so welcoming. I'm putting your door in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

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  25. Your door looks amazing!! Thanks for the grat tip!! I want to try that here.

    Ruth

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  26. I've enjoyed a couple of your posts, but I tell ya, this tip is what made me say, "I need to follow this blog!"

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  27. oh my word. this color is my favorite! I just painted my girl cave a very similar color! (its on my blog if you want to check it out! :) ) This really looks so great. awesome job! I am following you now! :)

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  28. funny story...I bought the exact same door at a second hand store months back and made it into my headboard!! Love'n it! I love the color you used, makes it really POP! =)

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  29. ok i went through every comment to see if anyone asked the color of your gorgeous door!? i want to know. currently mine is a lovely eggplant purple, but boy, i think this is the perfect thing for my door right now. a new look. i love it! so can you tell us the color? :) thanks! - laurie

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  30. What a pop of color. Totally changed the look of your entry. Lovely.
    - Joy

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  31. Oh wow! Very pretty! LOVE that color! And that table is so pretty! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  32. The color is wonderful! Love the detail on the door, too.

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  33. Wow! What an amazing makeover! I love the new color!
    I would love for you to share it at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  34. Wow you are so brave for a front door that bright! I LOVE it and would totally do it if out homeowners association wasn't so strict. Great Blog!
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  35. Saw you at I(heart) naptime btw

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  36. Beautiful job! I have plans to do my front door also. I will remember the vaseline tip! Thanks for sharing. Come on over to my blog and see what I'm up to! Bug Hugs.

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  37. This is just GORGEOUS!! Love the color!!

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  38. wow! what a great color!!! Its so yummy and welcoming! Great job!! makes me want to go paint mine (again!) :-)

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  39. LOVE that color!!! Great tip with the Vaseline.

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  40. ooh, thanks for the Vaseline tip! Your door is so unique... I love the design on it and I absolutely LOVE that colour. Is that a mirror in the middle?

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  41. Love it! what a change for just a little paint!

    emily@remodelingthislife

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  42. Great door!

    Jen
    www.dishesandsocks.com

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  43. Erin.

    First of all: I love your blog style!

    Second of all: Your family is adorable

    Third of all: I am in LOVE with your door!

    My husband and I are closing on our first house in two weeks!! Your front porch makeover is the perfect inspiration :) I am your newest follower and so happy to be! I'd love for you to check out my blog if you have the time: http://littlethingsbringsmiles.blogspot.com/

    Have a great night and thanks again for this great post!

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  44. Amazing...amazing...AMAZING!!! If I didn't live in a condo, and I had free reign on the color of my door, I'd do this in a HEARTBEAT!!!

    And thank you for the Vaseline tip!! I need to paint a door, and was wondering how I was going to be able to close it without ruining the paint. That's a great tip!

    I hope you'll come link up to the Sunday link party at Addicted 2 Decorating!

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  45. That is a great idea! I would love to see a great big sparkly rhinestone in the middle of each circle on the door - that would really bling it up!

    b
    www.soitgrows.com

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  46. I love the door handle and the lock! It looks like a semi-colon from afar. LOL! The mirror seems appropriate, too. You don't see that often in front doors. What was your idea behind the mirror?

    - Anthony Blommel

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  47. I don't think I could be so brave but I love the pop of color!

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  48. Love it! I also just recently had a front door makeover (http://mrsjennaw.blogspot.com/2011/05/front-door-makeover.html), it was a long time coming! We still have to finish the shutters, so the front of my house is looking slightly naked these days. I love the color you used, it's so happy!

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  49. I love the color- I've also been looking through the comments to see the color - do you mind sharing? Also, what type of paint did you use? - Exterior or Interior? Latex or Oil? Did you prime it first? Your door looks amazing!!

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  50. The colour is fabulous! Is that a mirror in the middle instead of a window? Neat idea; light reflective and more private.

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  51. absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE what you've done. The color is beautiful and the hardware, light, and vinyl letters totally complete the look. NICE JOB!

    -Ashley
    www.DesignBuildLove.co

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