One of the first diy improvements we did to our home when we moved in was painting the front door.
It’s a little unconventional, but it gives architectural detail, a pop of color and dimension to a feature that could otherwise just blend in. We actually loved the results so much, we painted our back door too (green!).
Rae picked out two colors – a bright yellow and pretty turquoise – and after trying out both, we decided to just go crazy and pick sunshiny yellow.
We used semi-gloss interior latex and just started brushing it on. I only stayed for one coat, but Rae added one more once it was dry to really cover and saturate the color. I’ll post finished photos as we make progress with the next steps … hanging a new light fixture, artwork, hooks on the wall and a rolling crate for shoes. Even with one coat, it was fun to see how much the door brightened the space and gave it a jolt of unexpected energy.
In case you need a bit more inspiration to convince you that painting the inside of your front door is a great idea, here are some gorgeous examples.
Have a boring front door that needs some life? Try painting it a favorite color. I think you’ll love it.
For more door inspiration, check out this pinterest board