Have you ever paid attention to the color of pain on your front door? Or any door? I hadn’t really until we moved into our current home. We were blessed to move into a new construction, but there were a few things I looked forward to making “ours.” One of those project included painting our front door!
It seems so petty, but I really couldn’t stand the maroon paint color that the contractor/builder had chosen for our front door! I like maroon as a clothing color, but not to complement my neutral, modern farmhouse decor. It had to go.
What We Did
So, after far too long, I finally pushed to paint our front door! We purchased Sherwin Williams Resilience Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in Dark Clove and satin sheen. It seemed to be the best quality to withstand mold, mildew, weather, and high sun exposure, and it has a lifetime limited warranty. I’d been advised that glossier sheens clean easier, which is something VERY important to a home with a toddler. I tend to like “flat” looks, so I compromised with a satin sheen. We really loved the new color. Absolutely no one else noticed that we had painted it, but it felt so much better to walk past it each millionth time we did!
I’m extra though, so the job didn’t end there. After a while, I didn’t like how “dark” my entryway looked. Not much natural light’s available there, so with a dark door, it literally felt like a depressing, black hole for me. You know what happened next…another refresh.
This time, I only painted the inside of the door! I love all-things white. It’s so bright, clean, and “simple” (something my busy mommy brain needs). So, I got Valspar Ultra Stain-Resistant Paint & Primer Everyday Washable in Base A (which is just plain white paint).
Painting our front door was simple, affordable, and made a big change (at least in the entryway). I’m REALLY happy with it. I hope this post inspires you to do something simple in your home that brings you joy and creates a nurture space for the season of life that you’re in!
Supplies you’ll want/need for a project like this:
- Sherwin Williams Resilience Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in Dark Clove and satin sheen (quart)
- Valspar Ultra Stain-Resistant Paint & Primer Everyday Washable in Base A (which is just plain white paint) in satin sheen (quart)
- Drop cloth (a 6×9 is versatile)
- 3″ angular trim paint brush
- Small-tipped craft paint brush
- Handheld paint cup
- Painter’s tape
- Screwdriver-style pry bar or something else to open the paint lid
- Step stool
- Mechanic towels or old towel