Enjoyed a beautiful weekend with family visiting (post later), and enjoyed the sunny weather and cool temps. So I took advantage of those temps and painted our front door and trim around it. It was pretty blah and I LOVE an inviting front door!
So here are before and afters…
The exterior of our new place has beautiful native limestone and some of the limestone has hints of yellows and golds.
My choice of color for the BURST of awesomeness I was looking for…MUSTARD! And it blends perfectly with the limestone and has the CHEERY touch of HELLO.
Still need to find the perfect drop down light fixture for the porch ceiling, need to sew a cushion and decorative pillows for my rustic little bench make some creative new house numbers AND a “look at me” door handle to replace these ordinary ones. I will post pics of the entire thing once I complete it…for now….anyone can find us by our MUSTARD door!
HOW TO’S: Wash/wipe down the door and anything else being painted. Allow adequate time to dry completely. Now on to priming the surfaces to be painted. (Primer & sealant are oil based so either use a brush you don’t care to discard or have cleaner on hand because water and soap WON’T DO)! Again, allow to dry completely.
Now the fun part…(or my fave)—adding color! I actually used a Benjamin Moore color (Gothic Gold) for the door and a rust-oleum (love-love) brand (White) for the frame. Then I applied a coat of the urethane for extended longevity to the elements. That’s it! Now you have a beautiful – inviting front door! Very inexpensive but a super facelift. (Don’t forget to wash out your brushes- here’s my recommended products I love)!
p.s.~ I added the “Hello” in white vinyl (Solitaire -font).