With that said, nothing and nobody is perfect. I wish that our house had a more impressive entry way. I long for an entry table, a place to hang coats and display great art. But, there's no excuse for any entry, no matter how small, to lack in style. Here's an easy way to update your entry...
Check out my before and after:
I adore the final result. It makes the trim surrounding really pop. The best thing is I only spent $15 and about an hour to get this look.
This is very easy. First, lightly sand the door. This is absolutely necessary or else your paint won't stick very well. I used fine sandpaper. You just need to sand enough so that the paint isn't the least bit shiny anymore.
Second, tape around the door frame, hinges and door knob.You may remove the door but it's not necessary.
Third, ready to paint! I used Behr's Premium Plus Ultra Paint and Primer in One colormatched to Glidden's Onyx Black. I wanted to try this paint anyways and I figured since I was painting black over white, primer was necessary. This paint was great. It made the job very easy. The quart of paint was $15 and well worth every cent. I also strongly recommend this paint color. It's rich and velvety in color, with no red or green undertones (which is common in many black paints).
It took 2 coats for full coverage. I used a small brush to get into the crevices and a foam roller for the majority of the door.
I know a lot of people have these narrow windows on either side of their front door. While I enjoy the sunlight that shines through, the lack of privacy is a bit bothersome. We decided to hang sheer curtains (folded in half), so that light can still shine through but no one can see in. The sheer curtains work perfectly for us, as our dogs love to sit by our door staring out and we can pull the curtains back when we want the sun to shine in. Just an idea if someone was looking for an alternative to blinds or privacy film.
Hope everyone had a lovely Sunday. love, S