Thursday, July 7, 2011

Curb Appeal my Door

All of our trim is brown, and the door. 
After taking down the screen, but before painting. Forgot a true before picture.

I'm not a fan. I've hinted that we are doing some full on curb appeal around here, but these things take time.

I did tackle the door situation already. We have a screen door as well. Someday I would love to replace both doors, but it's not in the budget right now.

I went with black. We took the screen off and I spray painted it.

First with Krylon Gloss and then because I ran out and the store I choose did not carry Krylon, I finished with Rustoleum Gloss Black. (I don't like going to multiple stores. I'm not a "shopper." And I never remember who carries what.)

For the door, it is also gloss black. I used Rustoleum's Painter's Touch Gloss Black quart.

It's is near the spray paint at Home Depot. The paint guy told me it is better for pure black than anything he can mix. It is really good.

Here's before:

And After:

And here it is from the outside.
Massively reflective this morning!

All I can say is paint never ceases to amaze me! I know it makes a difference, but I went from loathing my doors to feeling good about it.

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  1. Wow! It looks great...I am with you, the transformative power of paint is a beautiful thing.

  2. Your right. What a difference a little paint makes. Your door went from pretty to amazing. I love the black. Actually I've been thinking of changing the color on my front door. Now its red and I really like it, but I think black would do the same thing for me. I'm visiting over form MM.
    Have a good week.

    The French Hutch

  3. The door looks so much better painted black! I'm a new follower via Creative Bloggers' Party. I'd love for you to check out my design blog...


  4. I am a new follower:)
    Great job on your door...looks fantastic!

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  6. Yes, the power of paint! Great job!
    Visiting from Amaze Me Monday :)

  7. Looks great!!! Amazing what a little paint can do, huh?


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