Our screened in porch door makeover – super quick transformation!
If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how I’ve been thinking about painting our front door pink. It’s a gutsy move, I guess, but not really…because it’s a super fast and super easy change! However, I just couldn’t bring myself to commit and decided to go with something a little more on the “safe” side – painting our screened in porch door. I went to the hardware store with a pink swatch in hand, completely prepared to come home with pink paint for the door. But when I left, I walked out with TEAL paint. Seriously you guys, I have issues. ;)
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A color makeover on a door is one of my most favorite ways to change things up – the color of a door can make such a drastic difference in the vibe of your home. PLUS: it’s really inexpensive. When I paint a door, all I do is get one of those tiny little sample jars of paint from the hardware store for around $3.50. That’s all you need to paint one side of a door!
You can see more photos of our porch [here]. I’m in the process of creating a cover for the daybed on our porch (more on that later) and finding some coordinating pillows. And when I work on one project in a space, it sort of spirals and I see other things that I’d like to makeover. The door on our porch was white when we moved in, and I hadn’t done anything to the door other than clean it up a little.
We got a company to come and power wash around the house on Memorial Day weekend, but didn’t get to the porch (because that would mean we had to move a bunch of furniture around and that’s a hassle LOL). If you’re thinking of getting a company like Beam SoftWash to come and soft wash your house then I would definitely recommend it. It’ll help improve your curb appeal if you’re looking to sell and just make it look nicer if you’re not! Anyway, we didn’t get to clean all of it so…the siding out here is pretty dirty. We’ll get to it eventually!
I got a little excited to paint and taped up one of the windows before I thought to take “before” pictures, so just pretend that blue tape isn’t there for a second. ;)
Ta-da! Easiest makeover ever. Plus this door has the three window panes, so it didn’t even take a full jar of paint. It’s always good to have some touch up paint, because doors inevitably get banged up!
Door color: “Tealish” by Behr
I want to also paint the blue step underneath the door – it’ll probably be white. It looks a little rough, so it definitely needs some love! See what I mean about spiraling? Homeownership = never ending projects. As well as painting the step and washing the siding, I also need to clean out the porch guttering (although I’m tempted to leave that to Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Dallas as that seems a bit of a dirty job LOL). Will I ever finish these projects?!
I love this color so much I’m thinking about possibly putting it on our front door as well. Or maybe the shutters. I can’t decide!
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