Front Door Makeover

Front Door Makeover


Hey there friends!

This week I am sharing the MUCH needed makeover that I gave our front door.

I have to admit, I had really neglected this door on the front of our house. We rarely use it since we always come and go through the kitchen door, so I really hadn’t paid much attention to it. Until last wee. I went out and took a good hard look at it and boy did it need a serious update.



I know…awful, right?

It was previously painted black , which is fine, but it was pretty boring and on top of that it was all scuffed up and in rough shape.

It’s an old Dutch door that has seen better days, that s for sure.

But front doors are expensive. Very Expensive. Since it’s not in this year’s budget to replace it, I got motivated and changed it up with some paint and new hardware.

I picked (with help from the store’s paint guy) this BEHR paint in Calypso Blue from Home Depot:


This is a really bold color for me and I wasn’t sure when I first started brushing it on…but I really love it now!

The paint made the job really easy (not sponsored just my opinion) without having to really worry about brush marks. I just painted two coats and some touch ups.



To complete the makeover,

I changed out the old hardware for some fresh silver hardware and  added our house number.

So much better!





Front Door Makeover



This was a really easy and affordable way to give this area some new life.

I love that it stands out from the street and it will help brighten things up in the winter months.

What do y’all think of a bold front door?

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61 thoughts on “Front Door Makeover

  1. Hi Karen,
    Loved your front door makeover. Everything from the color you painted it to the Incas planted in the pots. Did you cut the door yourself? That so reminded me of a house I lived in when I was a little girl. Nice touch.
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  2. I love it! The blue is bold and fun and really makes a statement :-) We recently moved into a rental house that had an awful yellow front door. The landlord gave me the go-ahead to paint it, and I used a colour similar to Calypso (BM Venezuelan Sea). It’s amazing what an impact a new door colour has on not only how a house looks, but also on how you feel every time you come home and see the pretty colour welcoming you :-) Did you paint the interior side as well?

    1. Thanks Kelly! You are so right, painting the door made all the difference!
      I didn’t paint the inside, but now you have me thinking!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will come back and join us on Mondays for our Something to Talk About link party!

    1. Thanks Carol! I do love a green door! I don’t blame you for always adding a wreath to your plain door, Imthink they need personality!
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Jamie! I actually always wanted an apple green door, but it just wouldn’t have stood out much on tjis house, but the blue really looks great from the street! I hope you love your Red door, that was my next choice :)!

    1. Thanks for the invite! I put on my weekly schedule!
      We also have a link party that starts every Monday if you would like to stop by and share!
      Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I actually have two of them :)
      And I must have been having an adult beverage (or two) when I wrote this post, holy typos! The teacher in you must have cringed! 😁

    1. Ha! Thanks Mary Beth! I think the black looked much worse in person than in the photos :)
      You know, this house was built in the 50’s and I have 2 of ise Dutch doors! You don’t see them very often anymore, that’s for sure!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Such a gorgeous color! Love it! Thanks for stopping by to comment on my lanterns. I tried to email you back but you came up as “no reply”. Just thought I would let you know because sometimes people don’t realize it shows up that way. Thanks again and I will be back to join in for Monday’s party!
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    1. Thanks so much for the heads up Shelley! I have been meaning to fix that! It’s done now,something I can check on the list!
      I’m so happy you will be joining the party tomorrow!
      Have a great Sunday!

  4. I love dutch doors! The color you picked out is beautiful. I actually saw that color on another blog somewhere (I remembered it because I love the name “Calypso”, ha!) The black was good, but I really like the blue, bold and beautiful! Great job, Karen!

    1. Thanks Kris! I like black doors too but since this one needed repainted anyway, I figured I might as well change it up! It will be really nice for the half of the year here that is dreary and cold!

    1. Thanks Pat! I feel like I’m always posting a paint project, but it’s such a budhet friendly way to make changes!
      Have a love
      Y Sunday and see ya at the party tomorrow!

    1. Thanks Nikki! It’s so nice of you to stop by and leave feedback!
      I hope you will come back Monday and share at our link party!
      Have a great day!

  5. Okay, so this is my new favourite before and after for a front door! Loved the colour you chose. That blue works so well and makes such a beautiful statement. Though your door is already so charming – love that ‘Dutch door’ design that opens on top!

  6. It looks absolutely lovely, Karen! Blue’s my favorite color, and what a gorgeous shade you chose! The other day, I was picking up my daughter from school, I noticed one of the doors on the street was painted turquoise. It was the prettiest door on the block! Your door definitely has that curb appeal!
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    1. Thanks Lanita! I had always wanted an Apple Green color door but it wouldn’t have really should out around here so I just went for it with the blue! I just kept telling my self “it’s only paint, it can be changed” 😀

    1. Thanks Joanne! That door is original to the house and would have been hard to replace (do they even make them anymore?) and the blue is brighter than I had expected but I’m happy with it. Winters are long and gloomy here, I will really love it then!

  7. I was fine with the traditional black color..& didn’t expect to like the bright new choice.! I love it! You will be so glad to see it bright and cheerful this winter I’m sure

    1. Thanks Conni! I usually like a black door but that one was not working! I’m so glad that you like the color! I learned to take the painting risks from you :)

    1. Thanks Kris! I’m so glad that you like it! I’m really a nuetral person, so this was a big step for me! Now I smile everytime I walk to the front of the house and see it :)

    1. Thanks Mary Alice! That front entrance so was pitiful before. One of my neighbors came by to drop something off at that door and I was so embarrassed.
      I guess that was just the motivation that I need!
      I’m much happier with it now :)

    1. Thanks Tara! One of the things I love about these older houses is touches we get, like a Dutch door or two. It would be a shame to change it, so painting was a good solution :)

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