Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Snapdragon Yeller

I did it! I did it!  As my two year old daughter would say....we finally painted our front door.  Now I know you guys suggested that I paint my front door red in this post, but I had to let my husband have his way and we went with Snapdragon Yellow No. 91232.  I won't just blame the hubs though, I wanted yellow as well because there are so many other homes in my neighborhood that have different shades of red and I like to be different....and Snapdragon Yellow really stands out! 

By the way...I'm not just going out taking random pictures of my neighbors homes.  These are actually not my "neighbors", they're my neighboring homes because at the moment they are still under construction or under contract.

So here's the short-cut version on how to paint your front door....


I picked up some free [yep....free] plastic at Lowe's after purchasing my paint.  I used this to cover the front door from the inside to keep the bugs out while painting.


We removed all of the hardware [door knob, deadbolt and "peephole"].

Sanded down the entire door using medium grit sandpaper--nope no deglosser necessary!

Started the first coat.  Painting the insets of the door first with a 2" angled brush and then painting the rest of the door with a small foam roller brush [to cut down on the brush strokes].  My first coat looked something like this.....


Somehow some of my pictures were erased....[I'm having a blonde moment because I know that I had to be the one that erased them, lol!]

I wish that just one coat would have done the trick....I'm not that lucky!!!

We did five--yes FIVE, thin, even coats before we were satisfied.


and at night...






I always like to see a front door with a fresh coat of paint. It makes a home feel really welcoming.  So whatcha think about the Snapdragon yellow?

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17 comments:

  1. I like it! The yellow does stand out. Five coats of paint is a lot of work, but it looks like it was worth it :)

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    1. Thanks Elise! It was work putting on 5 coats, but it was the waiting between coats that was a pain!

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  2. Nice, it really pops, and it's very summery! Great job.

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  3. LOVE the color!! I have been thinking about changing my door from yucky brown to navy blue! Now I think I will actually do it! LOL Thank you!

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  4. Tyesha,

    Hey, I wanted to pass along the Sunshine Award to you for being creative and inspirational. Stop by my blog when you get a chance to pick it up!

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  5. Oh I love it!!! The color is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  6. We just painted our back door yellow (Deep Cowslip 6)and I LOVE it. Great choice.

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  7. LOVE THE YELLOW!!! Your hubby and you did good choosing yellow!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thanks! Everyone said we should go with red, but I am very happy with the yellow...now if I could just get the energy to do the back door ;-)

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  8. I love the yellow! It makes the entry so sunny and inviting. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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    1. Thanks! If I could just get the energy to do the back door ;-)

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  9. The new door color fits well with the entire house color.It gives a new meaning in the house.I never taught that a yellow door fits well with green.



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