Front Door Makeover!

I have an ugly front door.  Admittedly, the dead mums aren’t helping, but still, it’s ugly.  It’s a sturdy metal door, but that’s about all that can be said for it.  It’s gotten dented, and marked up, and it’s just very bland looking.

Front door before makeover

A few months ago, I asked my husband if I could paint our ugly front door.  He said he didn’t care, so I went online, searching for inspiration to decide what color to paint it, and I spotted this image, and pinned it here.

painted front door

The next day when my husband got home, I showed him the image, and asked him which color he thought I should choose.

He told me that he found a good deal on doors, so I should wait and we’d soon have a new door.

Two months, and almost 3,500 repins later…I  still don’t have a new door.

It was time to take matters into my own hands.

So, if you were going to paint your front door, which color would you choose?  Which color do you think I chose?

door closed

Did you see what that image said about red doors?  It says that red represents “excitement, youthful, and bold”.

Well, heck – that sounded good to me.  Go bold or go home, right?

Plus…it’s Christmas time, so anything red sounds good to me right now.

As luck would have it, I still have paint leftover after painting a British flag sign, a Mrs. Claus sign, a bushel basket, and a Christmas tin can.

Can this gal stretch a quart-size can of paint, or what?

So, I grabbed that red paint and a brush, and got to work.

Wow, that paint sure is RED, but there’s no going back now.

paint the front door

I hustled, so the door would be done by the time my husband got home.  I didn’t want him to tell me not to bother again, since we would be getting a new door (good thing I wasn’t holding my breath).  All that was left was to repaint the gold knob and lock set (I got that done the next day.)  All my husband had to say about it was, “Yep, it’s red.”  He’s a minimalist when it comes to words, but my wordier oldest son said he liked it as soon as he got home.

red painted door

It looks pretty exciting, youthful and bold now, doesn’t it?  And it sure looks festive for Christmas, (ignoring my dead mums, of course).

Christmas front porch

My rustic paper bow on the pine swag has found the perfect spot to hang now too!

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  1. Love it Angie! I have a red front door on our cabin too. I love the emotion part too. I;ve never seen that before.

  2. Love it! Youthful and Bold – what a great combination. I’m sure it makes you smile every time you look at it!

  3. That is gorgeous, Angie…a beautiful transformation!

  4. Perfect color!! I love it!

  5. I was right! I love a red door!

  6. Love the red door! I have the same one on the house at the ranch. I don’t mind it at all. I painted it blue. This house in town has a metal door but I chose one without the grids intentionally. It matches the backdoor which is original to the house and to me they both say “farmhouse”. I’ve been thinking about painting it green for two and a half years. Still can’t make up my mind. I gave up waiting on my husband to get things done. He’s too busy taking care of the place and the critters to worry or think about the house. So if I want something or want something done I just do it myself. Thankfully he does notice my little changes and always likes what I’ve accomplished.

  7. I was thinking red when you asked! It turned out perfect, Angie! It even looks like a completely different door, so if hubby never gets a new one, who’ll know? Blessings from Bama!

  8. Love it! What did you use to paint the knob and lock?

  9. I think Red was a great choice and it looks FAB!

  10. I think red doors are the best! Now you just need to paint your screen door the same color.

  11. joan clanton says

    i love your door! it’s a nice update and it’s so nice to see that not everyone that blogs lives in a brick mansion. we had a similar issue with our door and actually spray painted it in a bright red– $3.87. it lasted two more years until we recently replaced it. spray paint makes a world of difference and is a very inexpensive fix. you did a great job!

  12. Sandy McElroy says

    Love it !

  13. What a different. It looks great! So welcoming and very pretty!

  14. Great choice!

  15. On facebook I was going to guess red, but went with blue. LOL

    Your RED door looks great angie. I’m hoping to paint my storm door this week, and my door later in the spring when I can take it off the hinges.

    great job!

  16. Interesting to some is the Japanese study of Feng Shui (pronounced ‘fung SCHWAY’) meaning, ‘placement’. Externals of a home bear color based on the direction they face: east = white, west = green, north = black, and south = red. There is tons more info and history, cultural and spiritual background. Let’s just say it works ‘if you work it’. Happy painting, whatever you decide!

  17. Funny, we have the same situation going on at our farm. I think I will paint ours red also. Thank you.

  18. Marilyn Hynes says

    Love it!


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