We quickly transformed our entryway space with a painted front door project that costed less than $50 and took an hour to complete. Here’s how!
I have been itching to paint the inside of our front door for about two years. I really love a beautiful, classic black front door, especially on the inside. I really hadn’t considered any other color and was set on black for years. Until recently, when I was overcome with inspiration by my friend Brittany, over at Ellison Made.
This wasn’t the first time I had seen a pink front door that made me swoon. Brooke from Nesting With Grace was the first home decor blogger who I saw paint a pink front door. Brooke’s pink front door was painted on the exterior of her Connecticut Cape Cod style home.
Talk about front door heaven.
It’s not just about an exterior painted front door, though. An interior painted front door is one of my favorite ways to bring life to an entryway space. And this can be just as big of a statement as the painted exterior. The more I began to consider it, a black interior front door was going to take a lot of the brightness away from our entry space. So I decided to consider a lighter, brighter, yet – neutral color.
Enter the perfect interior front door color – Behr, Ole Pink.
When I’d finished putting away all of the Christmas decor from the holiday, I was ready for a refresh project to bring some excitement back into our space. That’s when I decided I’d be painting the front door. I knew I could easily take on this project on my own during nap time and get a lot of bang for my buck.
Here is a quick before of the white interior of our front door.
When I first brought up the idea of painting the front door pink to my husband, you could say he was less than thrilled. I decided to drop the idea and let it simmer for a little bit. The next day, I decided it was happening. I announced I was headed to The Home Depot to gather the supplies we needed to paint the front door pink. When I didn’t get an objection, I took it as a free pass to go ahead and do it. You better believe I took it and ran.
Tip #01 – You’ll Need the Right Paint and Supplies
I used a quart of Behr Ultra Plus in eggshell. While I was at The Home Depot, I grabbed a few other essential items to make sure I could get the project done. If you’re planning to paint your front door, here are the items you will want to make sure you have on hand.
– Small foam roller
– Thin edged paintbrush
– Paint tray
– Paint can opener
– Stir stick
Tip #02 – Do the Prep Work
I’ve painted a few doors in my time as a homeowner and trust me when I say that the best way to prep the door for painting is to do it the right way, rather than the fast way. I have taped around the door knobs and locks before but it was still challenging to keep the paint neat in those spots and you might also spend like 30 minutes trying to get the tape just right.
So what’s the right way, you ask? Removing the hardware. It can be kind of a pain, but honestly – it’s the best way and you won’t be sorry when the paint dries and all you have to do is reinstall the door handle pieces.
The next thing that I did to prep for this project was to lay out a drop cloth underneath our door to ensure that paint droplets would not be the cause of any additional stress for this project.
Tip #03 – Paint in Sections with a Roller and a Brush
I purchased a smaller foam roller from The Home Depot because I love how smooth it covers the surface. A painted wall or door with a foam roller is effortlessly covered with a thick layer of paint. I used the paint roller to paint the flat panels of the door in large swoops. THe foam roller was perfect for this.
I used a thin edged brush to paint in the smaller areas of the front door with curves and edges that were hard to get the roller into. I also used the thin edged brush to pain the edge of the door towards the hinges in order to get as close as I could to the edge of the door without getting paint on the hinges.
I ended up painting all of the large panels and flat areas first before painting in any of the detailed areas of the front door. I then brought the brush to get into some of the harder to reach spaces. Once the first coat was finished, I let everything dry for about 30 minutes and came back to the project for a second coat.
Behr Ole Pink
This color could not be more perfect for our home entry space. I love it because it definitely pops as a beautiful pink paint. Yet, at the same time it’s soft enough to blend in with the colors and decor in our home. Behr Ole Pink can be considered similar to that of a neutral that serves as a compliment to many color themes in any home. Since the walls in our entry are painted in a very light gray (Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray) and many of the other colors and textures are woods, whites, and simple colors.
Paint Colors Like Behr Ole Pink
I know that this color may not work for everyone who may come across this post. That is why I went on the hunt for similar blush pink paint colors that might inspire you to paint your front door too!
Do you love a painted front door? If you were looking for a sign to take a leap and do it, this is it! You won’t be sorry.
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