And with that information in hand, I quickly got myself to Home Depot and picked up a quart of paint. I went with Behr Paint and Primer in One color-matched to Martha Stewart's Aegean Blue.
I love me a good painting project and painting the front door was about as easy and painless as they come! I knew I would be Orbing the handles (more on that tomorrow), so I didn't even worry about taping them off and just went with it. About 2 hours and 3 coats later, I had a nice, fresh blue door (and yes, you can barely tell the door is blue because of the lighting and yes, you can already see the orbed handles in this picture because I didn't take the time to take a picture of the blue door on the one day that it still maintained its old brassy handles).
But, of course, I couldn't stop there. In my photoshop image, I loved the pop of blue that the front door gave us. But in this version, the white storm door was totally blocking out the pretty blue door. So I did what any logical person would do. A couple days later, I painted the storm door as well. Because I had paint and primer in one, I just sanded the door down lightly and got my paint on once again.
I'm a really lazy/impatient/eager project person, so I didn't bother to tape off the glass. I probably should have, but a little wipe down with some goo gone at the end saved the day! Oh and this time I just took the handle off and orbed it while I was painting the door, so these final shots definitely show the new handle as well!
|a little further out|
|and still a little further out|
As I reminder, here is our door as its former self...
What do you all think?