I’ve been struggling for a long time on what color to paint my front door.
Not the outside, but the inside of the door.
Now I know this is not an earth shattering problem to be solved, but when I sit right in front of it working day in and day out, it was one that needed a solution.
Here’s what it looked like before:
The boring, builder white had been there since we moved in 11 years ago; I was totally over the honey oak; and my plain jane antique gold door knob just wasn’t cutting it because it was completely rusted on the outside.
Here’s what a difference just the trim made.
As I’ve mentioned, I have been in the process of replacing all of my old, beige walls with Pittsburgh Paint’s Grand Distinction in Greystone, and their Delicate White for the trim.
I love their paint as it goes on like “butta”, and you get to use less coats than regular brands because it is a paint and primer in one. It also is stain and scrub resistant and has a lifetime guarantee.
For the door, I went with Pittsburgh Paint’s Trim, Door and Furniture Paint in Mercurial.
This was the first time I had used this line, and it totally eliminates brush marks and drips, and it resists chipping and scuffing which we definitely need around here.
Do you see the other big change?
My ugly, rusty door knob and lock are gone and replaced by this awesome one from Schlage! The one they sent me is the Camelot Single Cylinder Handleset and Accent Lever in Antique Pewter.
It has a much more elegant look to it, and it only took one screwdriver to install! It has a patented throughbolt that slides up and down, so you don’t have to patch/redrill your door (Topher loved that), and it has a lifetime warranty.
Here is the outside handle before:
Here is the after!
Schlage has a ton of different styles and options to keep your home looking good and most of all keeping it safe.
Pittsburgh Paint and Stain and Schlage both partnered with me on this entryway makeover. I received product in exchange for mention in this post. All opinions of the products are my own and if I didn’t love it and recommend it, you wouldn’t be seeing it here on my blog!
To see my mantel also made over with Pittsburgh Paint click here and to see my Laundry Room Makeover click here!
I’m loving the new color. Looks great and gives a great pop of color to the entrance
Wow. Beautiful color. It’s so rich and classy. It also goes nicely with the outside color. Also love the new hardware. What a great project. XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project
JEANIE CRITTENDEN says
I have used the Pittsburgh Paint before & you are right – it brushes on so smoothly and the coverage is amazing. I do love the grey color that you chose because it is a complimentary color to your favorite color of turquoise.
The Schlage hardware in the antique pewter certainly gives you door a much more elegant look. I know that painting an entire floor is such hard work but the new color scheme really makes such a updated serene look to your home.
It really makes me want to head back to the paint store & make magic with my own home. Great job & thank you for sharing the transformation of your home!
I know you’ve been pushing yourself hard with these updates but the results are fabulous. Makes everything look brand new again! I really like the updated door lock fixtures, they’re much more sophisticated. Keep up the good work.
Christy@ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Wow.. love your paint choices, Shanna! And that new door handle is a huge improvement! XOXO
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
Wow…this really is an impactful transformation! Love your color choices too!
Love the new color!!! Awesome transformation!!
Clearissa Coward says
Love the color. I am in the process of trying to decide, and if I’m honest, working up the stamina, to tackle my interior front door as well. It is a dark and dreary brown and to my chagrin, the former owners used oil based paint and several coats of varnish so it is going to be a bear to redo. I will try the Pittsburg paint when I get up the courage to tackle it. Your entry way is gorgeous.
Can you tell me the name of the paint on the exterior of your front door please?! I love it!