Ever since we moved into our house I’ve wanted to really put our mark on the house. Something that makes me really think “This is our house.” For me, that meant painting the front door. Our neighbors on either side of us have fun front doors that bring personality to their houses, so I wanted the same thing. However, painting the front door was super low on the priority list. Like SUPER low. So I kind of just let the idea of painting the front door go, until I met the folks from Modern Masters at Haven. Jess and I had some fun in the photo booth and I found the perfect plum color, “Playful” from their line of front door paint.Well, the folks at Modern Masters were kind enough to send me a quart of “Playful” a few weeks ago, so I finally got to makeover my front door! Which you saw in my Halloween wreath post.
Let me tell you, not only is the color amazing and everything I ever wanted, but the front door paint is amazing to work with! This picture was taken after starting the first coat. I don’t really have a lot of progress pictures because I was, well, painting. And the color is way off because I took the picture with my phone.I ended up doing 3 coats to make sure I had the best coverage possible. I used a short handled brush for more control and started by painting the little square/rectangle details (like in the above picture). Then I moved on to the rest of the door. The paint didn’t really stink that bad either, it smelled kind of like hair dye. And when you color your hair as much as I used to you get kind of used to it. And after 3 coats of paint I barely used any! I took this picture after I was done painting and you can see I barely made a dent in the container. The other great part of this front door paint is that it dries in an hour! Well, two if you need more coats. I slapped on a coat of paint, cleaned the house or worked on something else, slapped on another coat, made dinner (and ate it), then threw on the last coat and shut the front door an hour later. Even better, it cleans up with soap and water in no time! Shut the front door! I love the contrast between the plum and our oil rubbed bronze hardware too. I was worried it would blend in to the darker color, but it doesn’t. The color is just what I’ve been wanting and looking for since we moved in. Now I can’t help but smile when I pull into the driveway and walk up the stairs. Plum was one of Jesse and I’s wedding colors, so the color itself has meaning to us. It doesn’t hurt that it’s just gorgeous in general. Now that the front door is painted, and since I have so much paint left, I’m planning on painting our French doors in the back and our door that comes in from the garage too. It’s been raining, so I haven’t had a chance to do that yet. I’ve also been thinking that I may paint the inside of the front door too. I think our house could use some more “playfulness.” 😉
If you’ve been thinking about painting your front door, then you need to check out this line from Modern Masters. They have 24 different colors to choose from and there’s even an app! Download the Front Door Paint app (it’s free), take a picture of your door and you can get an idea for how that color will look on your door.