DIY || Painted Front Door

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ever since we moved in to our house last March I have hated our front door. It looked so dingy and the color was somewhere between primer and off-white.

We went to look at doors on Saturday (more on that tomorrow) and didn't see anything worth spending a thousand dollars on, so we opted to just paint it for now. I really want a front door with windows to let in some natural light, but I really want counter-tops more :)

The weather was perfect here in Dallas and I was able to have the door open all day allowing me to paint without having to worry about the house being too hot or too cold. 

Because of our HOA, we are limited on the colors our front door can be, but I love black doors, so that's what we went with. The exact color is Black Suede by Behr. 

I bought exterior paint with a primer, so all I did was lightly sand and clean the door before applying the first coat. I used a brush around whateveryoucallthoserectanglethings and then rolled over the brush strokes with a foam roller. It took three coats and we are in love with the results! 




This was our most productive weekend all year and a lot of what we did involved the doors in our house! I can't wait to show you our next project tomorrow!

Happy Monday!


  1. It looks so good--amazing what a little paint can do--looks like you got a whole new door!!


  2. Love it! i painted ours black several years back and loved the extra pop it gave the curb appeal.

  3. It looks so great! Love the color! Makes me want to paint our poopy brown color door our house came with even more : /

  4. I love painted doors! We had the same, off white as you did and it showed EVERYTHING, finally painted it black a few months ago when we got our storm door installed, and I love it. I do wish we lived in an area were we were allowed to paint front doors some nice, bright colors though ;). Trying to work the hubby to move to said area.

  5. It looks soooo good! I never would have thought to pick black, but it looks perfect with your house!

  6. Painting has got to be one of the easiest do-it-yourself jobs in the world. One might need some imagination to decide what they want the finished product to look like but getting there is not that difficult. Seriously, it is just a matter of getting the supplies and being careful. Plus, the great thing about painting is if you don't like the results you can do it again.

    Earl Mark @ Eastway Lock