Showing posts with label Curb Appeal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curb Appeal. Show all posts

5.30.2016

Front Door Makeover With Modern Masters




I finally gave my front door a makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint.  I should probably warn you that this post is before and after picture heavy.  This project has been a long time coming.  We've been wanting to up the curb appeal of our home since day one and we have slowly been working on it.  When I say slowly, I mean turtle speed slow.  Last year we replanted some shrubs, added a little pine tree in the front, switched out the red mulch for brown mulch and called it a day.  This year we replaced all the windows, happy dance!

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Actual 1st Before picture.  Note all the horrible dry trees and overgrown ugly shrubs
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
After we removed the uglies, transplanted the pretties, re-mulched and planted a pine tree.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Much better, if I do say so myself!
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Pretty mulch, cute shrubs, good enough to hold us off for a year!
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
One year later, after adding new windows!
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
NOW!
A little over a month ago, just as spring was ringing in (perfect timing), I was contacted by Modern Masters to see if I wanted to try out some of their paint products.  When I saw that they offered Never Fades Front Door paint I knew this would be a great opportunity to spruce up our front doors.  Painting the doors also gave us the push we needed to tackle some other outdoor projects that we hadn't gotten around to.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

Our house has two front door entrances which is kinda weird and one was painted blue and the other one was left untouched in its' original pre-primed state.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Before Door Number 1

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Before Door Number 2

To get started on this project, I cleaned the doors with TSP, the blue door got a light sanding beforehand.  I bought a quart of Zinsser Bulls Eye and had it tinted grey for the white door.  The blue door did not need to be primed so I just went ahead and started painting it.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
One coat of grey primer, and edging the window of the door with paint
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
After 1st coat of paint on primed door
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
After 1st coat of paint on blue door

We chose the color "Elegant" which is a rich, black shade.  I shook the can really well and used a stirring stick to mix all the ingredients well.  The first thing I noticed upon opening the can of Front Door Paint was that the consistency of the paint was really thick.  I used a 2 inch angled brush and a 4 inch foam roller to apply the paint.  The paint went on smooth, and dried quickly.  One of my favorite things about this paint is that I was able to re-coat the doors after only one hour.  Which meant that I could finish this project in just a few hours and the doors were fully dry and ready to close within a couple of hours of finishing painting.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

 My doors required 3 coats of paint for complete coverage.  I did end up applying a fourth coat of paint, only because I didn't stir the paint before the third coat so the sheen was uneven.

***Tip, always stir your paint while painting and between coats so that you get a nice uniform color and sheen***

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
After door number 1
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
After door number 2
Here is their How To Paint Your Front Door video!
               


If you prefer the reading version here is a link to the Step by Step Instructions.  Their website also has an app that you can download to help you pick out the perfect paint color for your front door and lots of other helpful information.  You can purchase the paint through their online store at shop.modernmasters.com, at Home Depot online store, Amazon or check their website under find a retailer.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

When I was done painting the doors I knew it was time to finally switch out our old house numbers and mailbox.  We had purchased them months ago but just never got around to it.  The old mailbox was very rusted and small.  We updated our house numbers with some sleek, simple ones and a DIY project that I will share a how to on later.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

We also changed the light fixtures by the garage.  I bought those over a year ago because I found them on clearance but never really got around to changing them until now.  Now that we have an idea of how we want the front of our house to look we are going to change the color of the light fixtures to match the one we will be getting for the other door.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant

We wanted to paint the garage door in the same color as the doors but I didn't think I had enough paint left.  I really think that it will tie things up pretty nicely.  So that is a project we will be doing in the future, along with some other ideas we have to spruce up the curb appeal.

Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant
Panoramic view of the front of the house
Front door makeover Lilly's Home Designs Modern Masters Black Elegant


This Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters really kicked up the curb appeal of our home a notch and gave us the motivation we needed to kick start on some other outdoor projects.  We have since done a few other improvements that I will be sharing soon!  We are so pleased with how the curb appeal of our house is looking!  Even a couple of our neighbors stopped by to say the house was looking gorgeous!  This really was a perfect Memorial Day weekend project!  Did anyone else work on improving the curb appeal or some other fun outdoor projects on this beautiful Memorial Day weekend?

Memorial Day Lilly's Home Designs

***Thanks to Modern Masters for providing me with the Front Door paint, so that I could share my completely honest review with my readers.  All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are 100% truthful and my own***

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