Friday, September 25, 2009

Front Door Makeover!

Little boys and dirty fingers and white front doors don't mix...

I've been thinking about repainting my front door for a while. It was on my project list for the summer, but I didn't get to it till September. (Hey technically it WAS done before summer was over!)


BEFORE

AFTER!



I picked the same color as the hallway wall, just got the exterior paint.
Here is 2 coats. I ended up doing 3.


I love the details on the door now....not so much when they were white.


BEFORE (notice the bench...details coming later)

AFTER



BEFORE (further away)


AFTER




BEFORE - The bench, in such a sorry state! I recently found some pictures of it new! It must be about 8 years old. Sitting outside in the elements has really done some damage. Nothing a little spray paint can't fix!


AFTER


I just sprayed the sides with black Rustoleum spray paint and brush painted on the same exterior paint as I used on the front door. I was done in under 30 minutes!


The old milk can....
This came from the town I was in born in, Hilversum, in Holland.

Talk about rusty!





You can barely make out the word "Hilversum"

I sprayed it with Rustoleum hammered finish

Unbelievable!


A fresh coat of paint does wonders!

I'm linking to DIY at A Soft Place to Land


10 comments:

Shady Creek Lane said...

Wow, you went from...Boring (sorry, I don't mean to offend) to Beautiful. I love your red you chose. Everthing looks so inviting.

Alice @ Delicious Ambiguity said...
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Dresser Girl said...

CUTE!! I have a similar milk can - you've inspired me to do something with it!!

Annette said...

This transformation looks wonderful. Great Job!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Pretty color for a door! Porch looks so very inviting now!!

blessings
mary

Sandy said...

The door is outstanding. I had the same old shabby bench and I too painted it red. I'm glad that you're happy with the way it turned out. I love it.

Mandy said...

Great transformations!
i loooove paint! This is why :)

Doug said...

This is Linda... WOW! what a transformation! Your bright red door looks great, Hannah.

Sara Daniel said...

Wow!! I LOVE the transformation, Hannah!! What a facelift! I'm checking your blog and a couple others of mamas I admire. I'm getting ready to be a full-time nanny and want lots of inspiration for my days ahead. Keep posting! How's homeschooling going?

Sara

Ms Bibi said...

That is beautiful. I stained my front door almost the same color couple months ago. I used stain so it turned out little deeper red.

Love your blog...

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