It doesn’t look dramatically different in these photos, but let me tell you what a black door will do to your house’s ego! The wood door was a little weather beaten and the shutters were a faded blue color. I used a quart of black satin paint from Lowes. Climbed out the top window…painted all the shutters and, somehow, managed not to fall off the roof. The door is wood…so I did a little sanding, then primed it and painted one coat of black satin using a paint brush. I use the “Purdy” paint brush…it’s a little bit more expensive, but worth it! I will probably do a second coat sometime because there are just a few spots that bother me. I LOVE MY DOOR! Now for some Christmas decorations.
I painted my front door
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
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Cottage Dreamers says
I love the new look! I have an ugly “raw” metal door I need to paint, I'm just not sure what color to use. Black looks great!
Peanut-Butter Kitty says
Your door looks great! It makes your house look elegant and pulled together.
Changing the color of the door did make a huge difference! It looks gorgeous and make the house look cohesive! Black was a GREAT choice!
Gorgeous! I love the black door. What a difference a little old can of paint makes.
Preppy 101 says
Looks GREAT!! Looks like a brand new house! xoxo
Somewhere In The Sun says
Your door looks fabulous! It really changed the look of your house. I want to paint mine too but I'm not brave enough to do the shutters like you! 🙂
That's brilliant! I think it does look dramatically different! What a great way to change your house and not have to do too much work!
I love it and think it looks dramatically different!
Melissa's Thoughts says
I love your door. I just got a new door, so it's white, but will be painting it red when the weather warms up. Great job.
It looks soo much better!
Wow, that really does freshen things up! We have almost the same door 🙂 I have been thinking of giving it a workout with the almond oil stick, but maybe I'll paint it instead 🙂
Mrs. Dunbar says
I painted my front door black last year and I love it!! It just brings so much personality to the front of the house. YOurs looks great.
Oh, and I am also making your Christmas card holder, went to JoAnn's and bought that thick upholstery ribbon stuff this morning. Thanks for the great idea.
It looks great!!!
You did a wonderful job.!
Looks gorgeous!! I love the black!!
The Taffs says
Wow, looks great! We plan on painting our front door to our new house – and I want black. This makes me giddy to paint! : )
SoBella Creations says
I think it looks great!
Looks Great! Great job!
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Sherri @ Design2Shine says
I LOVE it! Looks awesome. Decorations are going to POP right off of it.
what a great update! it looks beautiful!
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