Spray Paint the Front Door!

Yep, you heard that right, I spray painted our front door. It went from beat up brown, to fabulous yellow. I used Krylon Bauhaus Gold, and it was super easy. Here is the before picture, what the front door looked like when we first moved in. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but it was really beat up. I kinda just wanted to get a whole new door.

The original plan was to just touch up the door, I even contacted the company that built the home to get the paint colors. Then after talking to the Sherwin Williams expert, I decided I didn’t want to spend $50 on supplies to repaint the whole door as they recommended. I didn’t even like the color! I happened to have several cans of Bauhaus Gold I had been saving for another project, so I thought….what the hey? Let’s give it a try.

So, we took the door down and removed the hardware and I went to town with the spray paint. I was careful to do smooth even strokes to get even coverage. It worked! 

Now this is just a temporary fix. The shutters in front of the house need to be painted, so those are on the to do list along with repainting the door (and the trim) with a true exterior paint. I’m staying with yellow though! It makes me happy every time I come home! I really would like to repaint the ENTIRE exterior of the house, it’s like 50 different shades of brown! If the stucco looks a little funny in the pics, it’s just because I was washing down the dust and cobwebs earlier today! 

How about this adorable mat? My sis and my Mom found it for me at one of our favorite shops, Home Arts in Cambria, CA. It’s up cycled fishing rope!!!

A couple notes. While the color is smooth and even, the finish on the door is not perfect. At certain angles, you can see that some area are shiner than others, which happens a lot when you spray paint a smooth flat surface. I tried to lightly sand those area, and use a matte finishing spray to cover them, but it didn’t really help. Our door needed to be repainted anyway, so anything was going to be an improvement and that doesn’t bother me. I actually did this several months ago, and the spray paint is holding up beautifully. Nobody who sees it in person believes that it was spray painted!

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  1. Love it! Would make me happy, too 🙂

  2. it looks awesome! i plan to paint our doors soon… soon. like when i get through the other projects that keep derailing me. but before it gets too hot. 🙂 what a difference!

  3. it looks awesome! i plan to paint our doors soon… soon. like when i get through the other projects that keep derailing me. but before it gets too hot. 🙂 what a difference!

  4. Ha! You painted your door the color of a number 2 pencil!

    Love it …



  5. I love the color :)))) gonna do it with mine, also what kind of material is your door made out of? thanks 🙂

    • I’m not sure! I know it’s not solid wood though because, there are some deep scratches in it that I puttied over, and a mystery fiber texture was underneath:0)

  6. What a fun door colour! I have a can of that paint so I know exactly what it would look like! How could you not smile coming home to that each day?

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

    P.S. Your blog name is SO cute!

  7. This looks so great! I, too, live in a drab, brown, stucco house, and our front door blends right in. One of the things on my to-do list is to paint it with a pop of color. I think it makes such a huge difference in how your entry looks. I was thinking a nice blue, but seeing your yellow is making me think twice!

  8. The door looks terrific! Love the mat too. Hugs and happy weekend wishes. P.S> Happy St Patty’s Day

  9. I love the way your yellow door looks!!! I’m all for changing things up a bit even if the finished result isn’t “perfect” – at least it makes it better than its original state. Good for you!

  10. I LOVE brightly colored doors… I think they just make the whole house stand out.

  11. It’s so bright and beautiful – yellow was the right choice for sure! Thanks for linking up to the Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal Transformation party!
    Whitney – The Rooster and The Hen

  12. I love the yellow! It’s so different and so happy!

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