Front Door Makeover Featuring Curb Appeal Paint

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Hi there, Friends! I've been so excited to share my recent front door makeover featuring a brand new product: Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint...


Front door makeover


Giving my front door a makeover has been on my project list for some time. Originally, the door was painted the same green as the rest of the house trim. Unfortunately, with the scorching hot Texas summers, the door faded and appeared a different shade than the rest of the trim. It was not a good look. Not long after I started blogging, my solution was to paint it black which provided a nice contrast when I've photographed wreaths and door hangings. However, I soon realized that from the street, it looked like a black hole--also not a good look! 


Front door makeover


While I've seen some gorgeous black doors, I was ready for a change. When I learned that Americana Decor was launching a new fade resistant paint created for front doors and shutters I couldn't wait to try it. I hoped to find a color that was a vibrant red that would complement my dark red bricks, without being an exact match. I didn't want it to be fire engine red but I also didn't want it to have too much brown. I was willing to mix colors if need be, but when my supplies arrived, I was pleased to see Curb Appeal Estate Red was just the color I had in mind. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning opening up the box of supplies! 


Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint


Can we talk brushes for a moment? I'll confess when I saw the short brush that was included, I was slightly skeptical. Well let me just say, the Wooster shortcut brush made a believer out of me. The handle is flexible and it made painting so easy! Also, thank you to 3M for providing Scotch Blue painter's tape. To prepare for painting, I cleaned the door's surface and then used painter's tape to protect the windows, peephole and around the door knob. 

Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint


I started by painting the door panels and around the trim and then filled in the rest of the door. Here's a close up after the first coat...


Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint


...and then after the second. I found Curb Appeal easy to work with, plus it dried quickly. Soap and water clean up was simple too! 


Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint


Just as I'd hoped, it really complements my home's existing colors. It feels like I have a whole new entry and I am really loving the look! 


Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint


With my entry refreshed for spring, I was inspired to make a new sign. I'll be sharing the tutorial for it on Wednesday. 


Home Sweet Home sign


Remember the pretty floral swag I found at a rummage sale? I couldn't resist hanging the recent find on my gorgeous new door. 


Americana Decor Curb appeal paint



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Curb appeal front door paint


Is your front door in need of a makeover? Durable, acrylic Curb Appeal is available in 21 different colors and you can find it in stores like Hobby Lobby starting May 1! 

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31 comments:

  1. That looks great & you did it yourself! Give us a porch tour too!

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  2. Love that color red! It looks great next to the brick. I do want to change my front door color to Aqua but I'd have to change the trim on the 2nd floor windows to match....sounds weird but true!

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  3. Gorgeous!! Love the color and that bunny mat is the sweetest! :)

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  4. Fabulous, Cecilia. I too have brick with a black door and had been thinking of trying a new color. Perhaps it's time :)

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  5. Oh I love it! My doors are hideous and that's also been on MY list! So I would not have thought to use a brush because of brush strokes. Does it dry smooth?

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  6. Oh it looks great! The red is perfect! I need to refresh my front door. Can't wait to see what they have!

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  7. There's something about a red door that says 'welcome', and I never tire of that color! It looks amazing Cecilia!

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  8. Love the new color - I've always wanted a red door but it's really not the best color for the full Florida sun. I'm so envious!

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  9. That color really brightens things up! It looks great, Cecilia!

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  10. Looks good! My favorite color was this one on a front door of my last house. http://www.art-paints.com/Paints/Oil/Markal/Mauve/Mauve.html
    The house was a light blue gray and it looked nice.

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  11. Looks fantastic. We need to paint our front door, but I won't be taking on that project myself. ;-)
    Love your wall mounted piece. Is that a fountain?

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  12. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party

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  13. The red door looks great! I love your fountain next to the door. I have one of those short brushes, too, and I really like how it feels and how easy it is to work with it.

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  14. This is so interesting! I hope to be like this someday! Crafty and home decor savvy. :-0

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  15. Aww...I love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  16. I need that shortcut brush in a bad way! That is a fantastic little tool. It is awesome that DecoArt makes an outdoor paint for updating things like this now. Can't wait to give it a try. Your door looks fantastic!

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  17. Wow! What a difference a little paint can do! I painted my front door a bright orange about 3 years ago...best thing I ever did! I still love it! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  18. It looks fantastic. What a great fix. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

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  19. Love the vibrant red with the green trim. It looks very inviting

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  20. O MY!! I love this!! I have always wanted a red door and now I want one even more!! Thanks so much for sharing this and for taking the time to stop by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. I like the black but the red really pops, a very nice change. That door mat is adorable! Several years ago I got Wild Blueberry to paint my back door, but I could never commit to actually doing it. Those little stubby brushes are awesome, especially if you have small hands.

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  22. Beautiful color! I'll have to look for that brush. I have a lot of painting to do coming up. #WelcomeHomeWednesday

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  23. Hello, Really!! WOW what a difference it made! Will check out the products! Your whole porch just looks so nice, I need to change mine around for the warmer weather! You inspired me Thanks! Roxy

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  24. This looks awesome and loved the colour.Have a great day!

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  25. This looks awesome and loved the colour.Have a great day!

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  26. Very nice change... it looks great. :)

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  27. Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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  28. Thanks for sharing this great idea on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party last week!! You were featured this week - be sure to stop on over and get your "I was Featured" button!! And share some more of your great projects!

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  29. This is just the inspiration I needed to tackle repainting our front door. I'm definitely going to see if that paint comes in a color that will work on our house! Thanks for sharing at the Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party. Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

    http://www.vintagemamacottage.com

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  30. I love your front door makeover. My door is currently red. I've been wanting to paint it blue for sometime. Please share your makeovers and finds on my Sunday's Best Linkup. Thanks for the inspiration.

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