The potting shed makeover tutorials continue! So far we’ve DIY’ed some fun shutters and built a brick patio. Today I’m going to show how one little project can update your space in an instant: by simply painting your door!
Painting your door is not as daunting as you may think. With the right paint and a little prep work, you can knock this project out in just a few hours (and that includes drying time!).
Once again, here is my sad potting shed in desperate need of a makeover.
Confession: The potting shed door is not my first painted door!
Back in the fall a paint company called Modern Masters hosted a front door makeover contest and sent out free jars of door paint to contestants. I had been wanting to paint my front door for ages, and they had this amazing blue color called Serene. It was perfect for my door!
I was nervous about the process. I mean, I was painting a door! I had never done that before!
But the instructions on the jar were awesome. I followed them to a T and didn’t have any problems.
I even painted the inside and outside!
Going back to the potting shed, I used the same front door paint from Modern Masters. Not only was it the perfect shade for my “Americana” theme, but I still had a ton left over! A little goes a long way with this paint.
Painting a door is really simple (especially with the right paint).
1. Clean the door thoroughly.
2. Lightly sand the surface and wipe down with a damp cloth.
3. Tape off areas that won’t be painted.
5. Wait a few hours. Paint again.
6. Run a box cutter along the edges of the tape then remove it.
I really wanted an awning to go above the door, more for looks than for function, though it would allow me to hang a wreath on the door without the weather affecting it much.
During our search for the perfect awning, my husband stumbled across this aluminum option at General Awnings. When I found out I could get it in a blue that nearly matched my door color perfectly I was sold! The awning can be customized in size, color (stripes, too!), and has a fabulous vintage feel to it. And, being aluminum, it will be much simpler to keep clean than a fabric awning.
My husband installed the awning following the company’s instructions without any issues. Another win!
So, moral of the story, if you want to update a space for minimal with and an instant impact then try painting a door!
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