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Monday, October 6, 2014

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Today we are back outside and sharing a space that I have been working on little by little and am STILL working on, but thought I would take a minute and share a little update to show you what I have been doing. I have lived in my condo for 10 years now (and soooooo ready to move) but in the meantime I am updating as much as I can and one thing that has been on my list, has been to repaint my front door, as it had at least two different paint colors that I could see on it.  Just "eeeeeew"! For the longest time, the homeowners association where I live, said no one could paint a different color scheme than what was already there, so I did nothing. 

Then miraculously last year they approved a few people to move forward in painting. Add to that, the fact that I met this company called Modern Masters at the SNAP conference I attended in April and they showed me this amazing product they make called Front Door Paint and well . . .  that's when I jumped on the chance to do mine as well. I contacted my homeowners association and they basically said keep it classy and do what you think looks best! Well OK then, let's roll! ;) 


Since this porch area has been neglected, along with the patio that I started making over a few months ago, I decided to make a "to-do" list with this area as well to keep me on track in completing this makeover!






Here is my 'official' list to accomplish JUST with this space:
 
- power wash the porch
- remove mildew from porch
- paint the porch/steps
- paint the front door
- replace seals on door
- paint the screen door
- paint the door frame
- replace/re-paint all door hardware
- paint/ replace kick plate on screen door
- replace/repaint doorbell
- freshen up space with some new decor


**I'm about 1/2 way on my list to crossing them off . . . YAY! 



 

So here we go, the reason you are here . . .my progress on Project: Front Door / Porch Makeover!

Step 1: 


Prep work!
Take a few pics as you will want to see a good before and after picture, as it really is amazing. Grab your supplies to get started . . . I had my paint, a nice hand held brush, a small roller, some painters tape and that's it. Remove the hardware on your door or tape it off - whichever is easiest for you.

This would be what my front door looked like before I started on it. Just plain boring and that green and the brass handles . . . . ugghhhh, so glad it's about to be gone! ;)

As you can see, this screen door needs some loving bad and will get some soon. And I think it's amazing what you can see when you take photos! I mean really, all of the imperfections on this main door, they are so obvious but hoping the paint will make it all better. =)


before shot of front door, modern masters front door paint, condo front door
before shot of front door, painting a front door, green door, modern masters
classic before shot, repainting front door, front door makeover



Step 2:  
Painting! 

Say goodbye to your old paint color as it's about to become a thing of the past! Oh and can you believe this mustard yellow color paint here on the edge of this door? Enough, time to get my paint on . . .ba-bye!


shot of front door before painting, modern masters paint


The front door paint really does go on perfectly and it's so easy! I think painting the whole front door took me about an hour and it was dry within a couple hours . . . and makes such a HUGE difference! I wish I had another door to paint!

The color I picked is called Peaceful but they have 24 different amazing colors to choose from. I chose it since when I made over the patio outside this summer, I chose a navy and teal color combo and when I saw THIS color . . .  I just knew it would be the perfect choice to match! Two coats of this paint and I was done. The coverage was amazing and the color is so vibrant! LOVE it!!!!

painting my front door with modern masters paint, front door paint, peaceful




Step 3: 
Add a wreath! Every door NEEDS a wreath and boy does this new color make this wreath just POP . . . it looks so good! Those of you that are regular followers of mine, gotta know that I am super stoked about making new wreaths for this front door now. Oh my, can you even imagine all the cool ones I can make for it now? Can.not.wait.


adding a wreath to front door, front door decor, front door makeover
fall wreath, blue front door, front door makeover, modern masters paint


 

Step 4: 
Decorating the porch! 

Right now there is an abundance of all things FALL! Pumpkins, mums, Halloween decor . . . pick something that you like and make it inviting for people coming over. Play around with different ideas. On some of these I used pumpkins and flowers and the others just all pumpkins. I choose to go with all pumpkins in the end, as they will last all of the way until Thanksgiving or until the Christmas decorating starts! ;) You will also notice that I have the screen door propped open on most of my photos so you can see the newly painted door in all of it's glory!

But here it is and it's definitely NOT finished but it's a HUGE improvement and we're off to a pretty good start. Next up will be painting the door frame and that screen door so you can see what it looks like closed, next time. ;)


decorating front porch, fall outdoor decor, pumpkins, front door makeover

pumpkins on front porch, fall decorating, front porch makeover



And how much do we LOVE a good before/after shot . . .
How much better does my front door look with it's new spiffy coat of front door paint? Looking good, definitely looking good. I can not wait until the whole area is done and I promise to come back and share an update so you all can see how it turns out. Painting the screen door will be a little challenging but it will look a thousand times better!

I mean it already does . . .

before and after shot of front door makeover, modern masters, front door paint


I really hope this post helped motivate you to get out there and paint your front door or give your front porch a much needed makeover. You will be surprised at just how easy and quick it can be! Now is the perfect time to do it, as there are plenty of fun ideas you can use during the fall season to spruce up your porch and make it feel inviting!


I would LOVE to hear if you have ever painted an outdoor space recently or are planning one? What color scheme are you planning to use?

Please comment below with your thoughts as I would love to hear from you!




THANK YOU so much to Modern Masters for providing me with this front door paint so I could make this transformation possible.


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32 comments:

  1. What a great color! Good to know that the coverage is so good too. Your porch looks amazing now with that blue door and the orange pumpkins!!

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    1. thanks so much Stephanie - I LOVE the coverage of this paint - now I'm just wondering why I didn't do it sooner! ;)

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  2. WOW! This looks fantastic - what a beautiful difference!

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    1. thanks so much Layne - I LOVE it. I never would have guessed a shade of blue, but it sooooo works! =)

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  3. Gorgeous! I LOVE the orange wreath on the blue door -- it's everything that's right in the color wheel world.

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    1. LOL Cori & yet another reason I adore you . . . my thoughts about the color wheel EXACTLY! ;)

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  4. I love it!! I think the blue is such a classic color and will work with any decorations. Great job!!

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    1. thanks so much - I agree, I think this blue is gonna match everything & I LOVE it! =)

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  5. I love it! The wreath just makes the whole thing pop!

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    1. Me too - thanks! I love the blue. I love the wreath & the way it pops! So excited!!

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  6. Beautiful and what a difference love it!

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    1. thanks so much Susan - I agree, so glad to be gone with that green that was sooo eeewww! ;)

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  7. Love the combination of the wreath and the door! Stunning!

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  8. That blue is to die for! I love Modern Masters! And that wreath is so pretty.

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    1. right? I LOVE the blue & love the fact that it's not a 'typical' choice' for a front door. So unexpected! =) Thanks

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  9. I really wish I could paint my door! I would paint it that color! I loooove it! Great job!

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    1. me too as you would LOVE it. But thanks for the love ;)

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  10. Great job, Laura. The color really pops and is especially fun for Fall against the orange decorations.

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    1. why thank you Chris! I am loving it with the orange decor and can't wait to see it with the holiday decor next! It is so nice & bright in person! =)

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  11. We need to repaint our front door, badly! I love the color you chose and all the fall festivity going on there!

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    1. Thanks I am loving it too! If you lived closer I could so give you the rest of the paint as it barely took any to paint this door. You should seriously consider this brand as it was quick AND easy!

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  12. Love the color and it looks great with the orange fall decor!

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  13. Looks awesome!! I love the new color and wreath is so pretty!

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    1. I agree - loving this wreath with this new door color. Thanks for the love, I appreciate it - thanks so much! ;)

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  14. LOVE the purple you chose! So daring and like you! Modern Masters has made me now want to paint my front door a bold new color. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks girl - you should totally paint your front door. This paint is SOOOO amazing - lovin it and my new blue door! ;)

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  15. The colors are absolutely amazing! I love it :)

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