So, I did it. I committed. I picked a red and went with it.
It was really hard trying to decide which color to go with for my front door. I really wanted yellow or blue, but ended up going with the color I always wanted, which was red. I am very happy with my choice. I think the red color looks really nice with my yellowish brick.
Now, I really did not want to post the end result yet, but people have been asking me which color I went with. You see, the front door looks like S*it. We are getting a new front door that is full glass, so you will be able to see the pretty door behind it, Oh, and we will not be putting sticky numbers to the front of our new door. We will be grown-ups, and will add some sort of metal number set to our actual house. ;)
I have to admit, my mind is already thinking of Fall/Winter wreaths to hang on my new red door.
This is my door before the paint job. It screams 1970′s! The triangle front door is very popular in my new ‘hood. The triangles definitely give the door character, but I think the paint modernized the design a bit.
First, I sanded down the front of my door, really roughing it up so the paint would adhere.
Then, I taped off all of my hardware and around my window.
Finally, on to painting! I did about 4 coats of paint. I figured I would keep going so it had a nice thick layer and since I had the paint to do it!
Viola! My new front door. I still need to rub it with a wax to finish it off, but I think it looks pretty good. The lighting was pretty bad when I took this picture, which is why it looks a little maroon. Trust me, it is a nice bright red! And once again, the yucky door in front of it shadows it as well. Don’t worry, you will see more of my red door. Mike and I have been busy working on the inside (as well as the outside) of our new house. There will be more pictures to share of the outside (that will include the red door!)