This was by far the easiest and most cost effective front door redo of my life! So much so, that I have a back and side door that are next on the list as soon as it quits raining.
Here is the front door I started with…
I hated the color, there were random screws and holes all over the door and I’m no longer a fan of the brass plate or knob. I really did not like this door. On top of my strong feelings of dislike I also want people to start using our front door. For some unknown reason most everyone we know and don’t know, pulls all the way to the back of our house and comes to the back door. We have a front porch that someday will be beautiful (still a work in progress) and I want people to start using the front door of my home. So, I knew I wanted it to be flashy and welcoming. While I was at the Haven Conference this past summer I learned of a company called Modern Masters. They have a wide variety of specialty paints for all sorts of projects definitely worth you looking into. I did and their newest product was a front door paint that you could use and still be able to close your door in just a few hours. They even have a really cool app that you can use to choose your front door paint and see it before you actually paint! I did the cool app then I went to the website to purchase. I chose the color “sophisticated” which is a rich bright red. The Quart was only $34.95.
The color was perfect. I did do a bit of prep work on the door. I wiped it down really well with soap and water. I removed the door knob and all the random hooks, nails, and screws. I filled all my holes with wood filler and let it dry. I went back and sanded all the areas I had filled and then filled them again for good measure.
The Sophisticated door was turning out beautifully with this Modern Masters front door paint. I was loving it. Then I realized it looked so beautiful I couldn’t just slap that ugly beat up brass knob back on there so off to Lowes I went. I found exactly what I wanted and it was only $65. I was so tickled. I paid $34.95 for the paint and I had only used about a quarter of it. So I’ll be able to use it on other projects as well. I brought in Adam to help with the new door hardware.