This post is sponsored by DecoArt Americana Decor Curb Appeal Paint. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation. See full disclosure here.
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...
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!
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!
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.
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...
...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!
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!
With my entry refreshed for spring, I was inspired to make a new sign. I'll be sharing the tutorial for it on Wednesday.
Remember the pretty floral swag I found at a rummage sale? I couldn't resist hanging the recent find on my gorgeous new door.
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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