You may recall from a post a couple months ago that I was renewing my New Year’s Resolutions. One of my resolutions was to paint our front door. I love the look of red doors and have red Adirondack chairs on the front porch, so I decided on red.
Mr. spark! and I went to Benjamin Moore and the helpful paint man recommended outdoor paint in Heritage Red ($20). No primer necessary.
Then we headed over to Lowes and chose affordable ($137), yet updated and simple, brushed nickel hardware to replaced the very worn brass hardware that had been on the door for 20+ years.
Mr. spark! took the door off the hinges, removed the hardware, gave it a rough sanding, taped the sides, and got painting. It took three coats to cover the black paint.
Total cost = $157.00.
Check out the before:
Druuuuuum Rooooooooll. THE BIG REVEAL. The after!
And a side by side:
So, what do you think????
I am so happy with the way it turned out! Next steps: 1) decorate for Fall & Halloween, and 2) replace brass light fixtures & doorbell. Stay tuned!
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