I debated and could not make up my mind on two colors. I had a teal blue picked out and a sunny yellow. My gut was telling me go with the sunny yellow. I have always wanted a yellow front door and the practical side of me was saying go with the teal blue. It will match all my cottage summer decor on the porch and it will be better looking for the door in winter.
So the hubby and I went to Home Depot and while he was off looking for a few things I still had some time to ponder the color. Let me say the hubby was not real thrilled about painting the wood door since it matched the garage door. He reluctantly agreed to go ahead and paint the door.
So while I was walking around Home Depot trying to decide on my color choice for the door I happened upon a front door in the clearance aisle at Home Depot.
Hmmmm I thought I think I may just have a solution to my delima that will make the hubby happy too. So I thought hey this clearance door looks really cottage and is cheap and I could paint that the yellow to give me a great little summer cottage door and then I would not have to paint the wood door and could re hang that in the winter. Brilliant!!!! So I was feeling better about painting a cottage front door.
When I still was debating on the color for the new front door. I asked anyone that would give me an opinion and of course everyone was torn between the two colors too. Not much help there.
It actually was pretty funny because I hung the two colors on my door and stood out on the grass and stared at them like they would some how talk to me. About three sets of walkers came by and pretty soon there were six of us standing on the front grass staring at the two colors I had hanging on the door. Half the walkers were saying definitely the yellow with the flowers and it will pop more and of course 50% saying no go with the teal to match the decor!!!! So no help there I was still stuck!!!! That is when we went to Home Depot!
So I just went with my gut on this and chose the yellow. I wanted a summer yellow door since I saw this on a really cute lake home last summer. I wanted a more cottage welcome at the front door! So here is the process we did and the finish look.
|Here is my front door and I put up my two picks to see which one I might like better.|
|Here's a little DIY tip. Add this stuff to your paint and you will never get brush marks. Helps the paint to seal to the door too.|
|I love Behr paint won't use anything else. This is their exterior paint with primer. Even though it has primer in it we still primed the door just so the paint would really take to the fiberglass door.|
|New black door accessories.|
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