“Abby!” knock. knock. knock. “Abby!” knock. knock. knock.
Watch Big Bang Theory? If you don’t, you won’t get that line ^^ and you must start!
I feel like Sheldon is just minutes away from knocking on our front door to protest how ugly and uneven it is.
We know the facts though — this poor door has faced way to many paint brushes over the years trying to find just the right shade. We put this door through 3 colors in 5 months!
First I fantasized about a jade green door against our navy/charcoal toned house. I still think it would look fantastic but the hubby was not impressed with my choice.
Second color I painted on was a “navy” blue – which turned out looking more purple than anything.
Hard to see in the picture above mid construction – but the blurple door was an eye sore.
Last, out of sheer frustration I jumped back to our door color from our previous house that we adoored (ha).
That color has been on for a few months, I did not hate it. I did not love it with the rest of the house though.
The light blue showed all of the layers of paint from prior applications and it looked awful!
See the warped lines around the right and left bottom half of the door?
Dan removed the door to start the sanding process.
We used the same sander we used for our stair case – it has been one of the best purchases we made in a long time.
Our first step towards a better door was to sand off all of the uneven layers.
Look at that concentration in that mans eyes. Love a serious sander – seriously sexy.
This actually was an extremely easy step – I say this because I sat back and took pictures 🙂
This is what we were left with – it looks awful, but the door was as close to even as it was ever going to get which left us very happy!
In between painting a few coats of paint on, we had to turn our attention to our storm door. It far surpassed a hot mess. Rusted and filthy dirty!
We took it off of its hinges and gave it a fresh coat of white spray paint –
We wanted a front door color to accent the fresh crisp new white paint on the storm door – one last coat that hopefully we would not be tempted to change, that could go with any season and help us achieve the look we wanted.
In hopes to help the wreaths we choose pop + to tie in the porch rockers and lighting we added.
Back to the basic we went – a black front door.
The high glossed black front door, with a squeaky clean white storm door – new lighting and rockers has turned our front porch from frumpy to fantastic.
I guess this is the very first picture of the finished front porch that you guys have seen too huh?
We are totally head over heels with having this porch complete.
The rockers we found on clearance at Lowes for $40 a piece really made us squeal!
We had these hideous lights that we planned on just spray painting – but we could not handle the look of them any longer …
Our new fixtures were just the right touch to go with our new door!
The new lighting is from Lowes – clearanced for less than $20 a piece.
They have been siting in our garage since we moved here and thankfully painting the door gave us the kick in the butt to put them up!
Oy. For the first time in MONTHS we have sunshine at our house. We had a massive, and I mean massive tree cutting day over last weekend and the sunshine has finally found its way to our home.
The look of the door inside of our house when open has a better feel overall too. I added a birch wreath that I could not keep my eyes off of for weeks from target.
Anyone else have the urge to paint and re paint until the right shade is achieved? With our kitchen cabinets getting done over the next two weeks – I am hopeful that my guessing game stops at paint can number one!