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the painted door

My work has begun on the outside of the house. School started today for my two oldest children, which means I can get a little busier! I have so many projects started in bits and pieces. Any time I had a spare second over the summer I would begin something. The next time I would start something else. My guest room downstairs is filled with these projects. One project I was able to finish was the changes I made to the exterior of my home. First up, the front door.
Front door repainted with Martha Stewart Waterfall by Glidden

This is what I started with. The door itself was burgundy with brass hardware. I began by spray painting the hardware directly on the door. Removing the hardware was a huge hassle so I decided to spray paint first, then paint the door itself.

I used Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic spray in Oil-Rubbed Bronze . Two coats with about one hour drying time between each coat and I had brand new hardware.


Then the painting began. I chose Martha Stewart’s Waterfall by Glidden. Two coats of paint with primer covered up the burgundy very nicely. I started with an angled brush for the panels…

I actually used a tiny paintbrush for around the hardware. It was messy at first but for a good reason, my kids were allowed to make their mark on the door first. 

I then used a small roller brush for the flat sections. One coat down, one to go…

The color lightens up the front of the house. The burgundy matched nicely with the brick, but it felt so heavy. It wasn’t very summery either. I wanted a versatile color that would go with each season and highlight whatever I put on the front door. Just in time for some fall decorating!
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