Our Stone's Prestige Home is a beautiful dark brown/grey siding, with white trim, and a covered porch. The porch adds such a nice touch to the front of our home, and my favorite part is that it's even more space to decorate. A front door can be a statement piece for your home - adding a pop of color can be a quick and inexpensive way to really add to its appearance. You can probably think of a few around town that jump out at you and you may wonder what it takes to take that plunge. Let's talk about how that can be you!
I follow a lot of bloggers and home decor people and posts and every time I saw someone's door painted pink it sparked joy. So one day I said that's it, I'm doing it!
So while it felt impulsive as I traveled to the hardware store, the impulsiveness was actually getting it done, though I had thought about it for a while. I grabbed a can of Rust-oleum chalk paint in Blush Pink (Chalk paint is great because you don't need to prime!). Still hesitating, I asked one of the store employees if she thought I was crazy, and her reply? "Go for it." Reflecting on that even if she said yes, I was indeed crazy, I probably would have still done it, but it helped to have the support I needed
(Note: I fully recognize how dramatic I am)
The first steps before I started painting was to give the door a good clean and let it dry. It's a really important step in any paint project to ensure that whatever you are painting is clean, and dry. I've actually been touching up some trim in the house, so as a comfort, I had a can of white door and trim paint just in case I felt I made a mistake and needed to revert back to the fresh white door.
Good news: I didn't. I am absolutely in love with the door which is just a light enough pink to not make cars brake driving past our house, and it goes beautifully with our siding and white trim. It also provides a fun backdrop for wreaths, which is especially exciting as we welcomed spring, and it's a wonderful time to freshen up decor. Freshening up decor doesn't have to cost a lot of money either. I typically use items I may already have but switch their location. I already had the bottom doormat and found the new top one for around $10. The lantern was one I already had but needed to be freshened up, so I gave it a coat of matte black. You'll notice that the bottom plate is also matte black, the silver plate there was a little dingy, so I taped it off and gave it a quick coat.
Real life moment - we need to stain the deck, and if you're in the same boat, it's important to wait until the weather is warmer. So while I'd love to share a photo of a freshly stained deck along with the door, this is real life, and it's important to share imperfections!
Need a pep talk: You can do this. If you don't like it, it's just paint and you can paint over it (Though I doubt you'll take that route!). If you can't find an employee at the hardware store giving you that boost to do it, here's your message: DO IT!
Hi, I’m Nicole! My partner John and I have owned a Stone’s Prestige Home for over 3 and ½ years, and we love our space! With a passion for DIY, I’ve had so much fun personalizing and really making our space our own. I love to craft and get creative, and like all DIY’ers, I’ve had my fair share of fails. I’m excited to share ideas, inspiration, and projects, and a few tips along the way to help you along