While Dale was very busy with remodeling the family room (I’ll post about that later in greater detail), I was consumed with brightening up our sad front door!


This is what it looks like on the day we moved in. The countrified “Welcome” sign, painted a rusty brown to match the exterior.


Another view…


I found the inside view much worse. It was like a black hole for a front door, basically. I wanted to brighten it up a bit and maybe use this paint job as an “audition” for colors I might like to paint the rest of the exterior–the dark rust brown is simply too dark and dreary! So I went to Sherwin-Williams armed with a coupon and a dream…


The first order of business was priming the front door. I took all the metal pieces off the doors (and only put the locks back on because this project took two days). This endeavor made me realize all the walls in our living room/dining room are yellowy and kinda dreary as well (painting those spaces is on the docket).


I ended up painting the door a nice, bright green!


The view from the outside! I really can’t wait to get rid of that awful screen door! I just want a plain glass one that flatters the lines of the house.


And this is what it looked like from the street. I’m a dork.


When I went to come back in, I found our cat, Bela Lugosi, standing next to the front door. He seems to like the paint job! Honestly, he’s probably been the happiest new homeowner we know. He loves everything about the new house!

The neatest thing about this upgrade was that the neighbors really noticed. We have had three people note how much they liked the color and that it made the whole house seem a little brighter.