I chose Valspar’s Woodlawn Juniper in semi gloss for my front door. This pop of color is just what our brown house needed! I love a painted front door. I am sure over the course of our time here, this door will be several different colors!
Here is a short journey. This door was originally the darkest accent color on the house, a dark mushroom color.
I only tried two samples and immediately decided on Woodlawn Juniper (top). It is bold and bright, but still saturated and rich enough, not to teal looking.
You all know I love blue, so this seemed like a natural first door color choice for me! I love the way the black hardware and new house numbers now pop off the door.
I cleaned the door with mild soap and water and applied three coats of paint, letting each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next. I used a small foam roller for the door and a small brush to work around the hardware. Painting a door is so easy and so inexpensive. I purchased a quart and have a ton of left over paint. You will need to buy at least a quart if you want a semi gloss finish.
What do you have to lose? It’s just a small door, not a whole house!
We have recently updated the house numbers, added a double front door mat, and painted the front door. One more small change is happening soon and that is it for our quick porch spruce up!
*The fall wreath shown above was a DIY from a few years ago. It is a grapevine wreath with a strand of leaves hot glued around it. It has held up very well and I love how it compliments the new blue door.
I just added a few Halloween touches to the porch so stay tuned!
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