I LOVE doing stuff to pretty up my house. When I married my hubby 7 years ago, he already had our house. However, there was pretty much nothing on the walls, and the walls themselves were just off white. Very BORING! For a number of years I did nothing to change this sad situation. Call it being busy… yes, I did graduate with my BS during that time, call it not having the decorating eye… I have a friend who has so much style I wish I had an ounce of the talent she has, or maybe it really came down to me being totally intimidated and not knowing what style I liked or where to begin. Trust me, when all the walls are white, it’s very easy to give up and never get started. Fast forward to today. After an
obsessive healthy dose of Pinterest I’ve finally started to develop my own decorating eye! 🙂 I’ve been working on pretty much every room in the house except for my massage office (someday). (Stay tuned for my big bathroom reveal coming up this week! And if you missed my bedroom re-do complete with wall stencil be sure to check it out here!) One thing that I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of years is paint my front door. Hubby was on board with the idea, but it never seemed to go farther than us grabbing a couple of paint chips, not loving any of them, and then pushing it aside and forgetting about it. This has been going on for a couple of years now. However, that all changed a couple of weeks ago. I was given the chance to paint my front door using Modern Masters all new Front Door Paint! With a “never fade” guarantee, their water based, quick dry formula allows you to finish painting and close your door the same day. Using the Emotional Color Wheel and the latest in color trends and home design from around the world, 24 colors were carefully selected to give you the perfect way to express yourself through your front door! I chose “Cheerful” which is a warm corally-orange color…I’m officially calling it a “Corange!” 🙂
I really debated on whether of not to go this bright, but ended up just going for it. I’m SO happy with how it turned out!
We tackled this project on a Saturday. I have to give Hubby credit where it’s due. He did the majority of the painting on this project. (I was painting something for the bathroom! :-)) After using a foam roller and Purdy brush for the first coat, we decided it left too many stroke marks and just used my handy craft foam brushes. Those things are my go to for pretty much everything! It significantly cut down on the marks. And for extra protection we added some Floetrol to the final coat ( we did 3 total). Floetrol is a paint additive that is safe for latex paint. It slows the drying time and cuts down on the brush marks. It did significantly help! We got most of it done in one day but opted to do the final coat on Monday. It was getting late and we needed to shut the door! We also opted to leave the door on it’s hinges instead of removing. We solved this problem by simply taping the seams inside the door. Problem solved! Since we were only painting the outside and no other surface, this solution worked for us. If you were to paint all six sides of the door, you would need to remove it.
I am IN LOVE with how this turned out (especially with my fall décor!)
I REAL Mom Recommend this to any one looking for a quick way to jazz up the front of your house. As HGTV puts it, it really adds to the curb appeal! A quart of Modern Masters Front Door paint retails for $34.95. You can find them at your local supplier (there are several stores in my area that carry it!) or you can also shop their online store. Happy Fall everyone!