Curb appeal doesn’t need to be a budget-breaking ordeal. Sometimes a new front door color is all you need to make a huge impact.
We, as women, often put off seemingly big projects, don’t we? Like sprucing up the front of our homes for added curb appeal because we over-think and over-analyze things.
Surely, I’m not the only one who does this.
But girlfriend, giving your home major curb appeal points does NOT always need to be as complicated as we make it. I have to say, after painting my own front door, I realized how something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference to how I feel about my home.
So when Deco Art asked if I would like to help them bless someone by painting their front door, I was delighted.
*Pssst….the sweet people at DecoArt are giving away TWO jars of this paint to one of you (your choice of color)! See end of the post to enter. 🙂
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Meet the sweet person that Deco Art and I got to bless.
Jodi is a devoted wife and busy mom of three. She also owns and operates a local business whose mission is to help and empower people to feel better so they can function at their very best. Her passion for helping others is inspiring and, as you can imagine, keeping all those plates spinning is far more than a full time job.
You know how it is when you’re juggling All The Many Things. Sometimes the “want to do” items on your list get pushed to the back burner.
And sometimes those things that get pushed aside are household things…such as small updates for your home.
But the people we love and Life always come before “stuff” – and that’s exactly as it should be.
The Door Before…
As you can see, Jodi’s front door wasn’t terrible, but it had seen some wear and tear, and was a little faded. It was a project she had been meaning to get to for a while…but life wasn’t slowing down long enough for her to tackle it.
So when DecoArt asked if I knew someone who would love a front door makeover, I thought of Jodi.
She was delighted to be able to take that one thing off her “to do” list. And I was happy to be able to do this project for her and be part of DecoArt’s campaign of being a blessing.
We enjoyed looking through the color options and tossing around a few ideas…”classic?” or “statement?” “bold?” or “understated?”
We finally decided on Colonial Black – it’s a classic color that won’t look dated in a year. And since her house has multiple colors already, we knew Colonial Black would be a great accent and would coordinate well with the existing colors.
Get great curb appeal in one afternoon
The most time consuming part was trimming out all the window frames and getting into the details of the door – but goodness, it was so worth it. I used this brush for the detail work and this brush for the body of the door.
As with most projects, what I think will take me 2 hours, ends up taking 6. LOL!! (But, to be fair, that included a lunch break and picking up a child from school, AND doing a second door). 😉 I’m guessing one door will take you anywhere from 10-20 minutes (see my video at the end of this post) to 2-3 hours, depending on how many windows and details your door has.
Also, since I had enough paint, I ended up painting her side door that led to the garage, too (see below). The matching doors look great together.
Deco Art Curb Appeal paint dries really fast – yet applies smoothly and doesn’t get tacky. I knew I loved it for my own front door, and painting Jodi’s doors just confirmed how much I love this paint.
It’s a durable acrylic with a beautiful semi-gloss finish. No sealer is required (can I get an amen?) and it gives you excellent resistance to water, scuffs, and fading. Curb Appeal is ideal for wood and metal doors, shutters, railings, and All the Many Things. No need to prime or sand before using…for real. All the praise hands! 😀
A front door you’ll love…
So I encourage you to set aside the thought that you have to really overhaul the front of your home (read: rip out landscaping and install new walking paths) in order to get an update that you’ll love.
So, sweet friend, go ahead and paint that front door whatever color your heart desires! It’s such an easy update and your home is worth a few hours of your time. You’ll be so glad you did it.
You got this.
Enter to Win TWO jars of Curb Appeal Paint!
See me paint my own front door with Deco Art Curb Appeal paint in under 20 minutes below: