Hello there everyone!~ Today I feel like a little kid on Christmas day. I painted our front door on a whim. I got the idea in my head yesterday. First thing this morning I went out and got my paint. I had to no idea what I was doing, I didn’t tell my husband, and I didn’t even know what color I was choosing. I am going to show you how to paint a front door without priming. This whole bug in my head actually started when I brought out the fall bins. I try to change things up each year but not buy new things. I have plenty to work with. I love color. You figured that out if you have been around for a while. Blue in fact is my favorite color and just about every variation of blue makes me smile. So while decorating the kitchen, I did more earth tones and mixed in a little teal.
These are just some sneak peeks for you. I will share later on when I get everything pulled together.
So there I was at Walmart wandering about, contemplating do I paint our front door, or not. You see, I didn’t tell my husband about this brilliant idea I had. I am certain he would have poo pooed it. I usually win in the end, but was it worth even hearing the hmmm..and hawww….NOPE, I decided to be a rebel. I walked over to the paint swatches and the first one that jumped out at me was washed Teal. Then I went down the paint isle and had no clue what to buy paint wise. I don’t always do my homework first. I like to wing it. I was scared though on this one. I mean after all, it’s just the front door LOL!~ Then I spied this KILZ paint and Primer in one. I picked up the can and read what it is good for and low and behold it said front doors. It only cost me $11.97. Paint found at Walmart.
I got home, changed into paint clothes, turned up my music and away I went. I made sure to tape around the hardware and the glass insert. I was more concerned with the hardware. As you can see, this door is dang ugly and really in need of a face lift. I used a good Purdy brush for the inner panels first being sure I got in all the little nooks and crannies. I used a small roller for the rest. After one coat it wasn’t looking so good. Then fear really set in. I thought to myself, just be patient and let it dry. By the way, I only did the front of the door. No need for the inside or even in between the door. I then turned on my outdoor fan so it would dry faster. It dried super fast so I went onto the next coat. I started to have faith.
It was like a miracle to me. I felt a Christmas miracle.
In less than 2 hours I had oh a happy day!~
I’ll let you know what the hubster says when he comes home. Thanks for popping in. Have no fear if you decide to tackle this project. It was a lot of fun and really quite simple.
I LOVE FALL.
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It really felt great to do a DIY project. I have spent so much time over at Home Pressure Cooking, I needed to get my decorating and fluffing fix. Back to the kitchen tomorrow though.
You can find me HERE at Home Pressure Cooking whipping up some awesome Instant Pot meals and desserts.