Updating My Curb Appeal by Painting My Front Door

So with the New Year here I am getting things done around the new house. The house is coming along and I have notice that the smallest details and updates are making the biggest difference. With that being said my front door was in pretty bad shape and updating my curb appeal was key.

I hated the green trim around the door and black door was in major need of a fresh coat of paint.

Who ever painted the door in the first place did not do that great of a job. There was a lot of wood showing through the black paint. The paint was also chipping off on parts of the door.

The whole door needed a facelift.

I decided to use the DecorArt Outdoor Living paint in Iron Gate to update the look and giving my front door a fresh look for the New Year.

The paint is super smooth and has a great finish.

The Green trim was the first thing to be painted.

I taped around the whole door and the windows to make painting a bit easier.


The before and after is not mind blowing or insane but it really helped updating my curb appeal and gives my front entryway a way better look. It took under an hour from start to finish and it makes it all the difference when I walk up to the door.

We plan on painted the rest of the house in the next few months and I can’t wait to share more updates with you soon. If you’ve never painted a door before, check out our tutorial for How to paint a door and be sure and check out Mallory’s recent Front Porch Makeover!

If you want to follow all my house updates check out the hashtag #savannahsmodernranchhouse and if you want to see all the crazy stuff was have going on in our new house check out these post Savannah’s Modern Ranch House.


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    January 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    New paint really can make something look like new. I really love the dark door too 🙂 So pretty.

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    run 3
    October 29, 2019 at 2:41 am

    So pretty.

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    March 9, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Where did you find that gorgeous door and sidelight? I have been looking for something like this forever

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    March 30, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Did you use the same paint on the door and the plastic trim around the wi does? Looks awesome

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    May 5, 2020 at 12:05 am

    I just love it!!! We used to own a business that dealt in windows, doors and siding and I had so much fun helping people figure out how to update their homes and what would look best. I love you house and wish I could find something similar here as we get ready to move. Doors

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