craftsman style front door installed. I special ordered the door to match the new garage doors and impatiently waited for it to be delivered and installed.
The door was installed back in September of 2014 and even though it looked okay, it was unfinished and in need of a paint job. The exterior of the door will probably remain white, but the inside got a much needed facelift with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore. Let me tell you, this color is amazing! It's the perfect charcoal color and completely transformed our entryway.
It was about 10 degrees outside and snowing when I decided to give the door an update. My husband thought I was crazy when he saw me taking off the door knobs and freezing cold air was blowing into our house. You would think he would know by now not to question me and just go with it. I guess he's still learning :)
To avoid opening the door as much as possible, I used frog tape to cover the hinges and only removed one door knob.
I never worry about cutting in the grids, do you know how tedious that would be? I just paint them the best I can, clearly making a mess.
I just love how the door pops against my new plank wall.
And what would a makeover be without a before and after?
If you are familiar with our Monthly DIY Challenges then you know that normally, 8-12 of my favorite blogging friends also join in on the fun. Although, for many reasons only two of us were able to participate in this month's challenge. Bre from Brepurposed is so incredibly talented and created a fun DIY shutter door with basket storage. Head on over to her blog for all the details and don't forget to check out her project gallery for some incredible furniture transformations.
Next month's challenge involves creating something using items from the Dollar Store and I can't wait to see everyone's creative ideas.