Here is the before -
I had always thought we'd sand and re-stain the door, but it was actually in pretty terrible condition. See below:
I guess years of bad weather and lack of proper care will take its toll on a wooden door.
So off to Home Depot we went (doesn't everyone do that on a Saturday night?).
This morning we filled holes and sanded.
I pulled out the paint - CIL exterior semi-gloss with some kind of triple weather protection (i.e. good marketing to make me choose it):
The paint was colour matched to Benjamin Moore's "Polo Blue":
And the painting began!!!
And here is the final product - still drying a bit and missing a few accessories, but I wanted to show you guys!!
So now the house is full of flies (can't close the door until it dries), and we want to add a few things (new kick-plate to protect the bottom of the door) and we are thinking about maybe cleaning the mail slot/door knocker etc. Plus we need to get a new urn with some nice flowers :-)
Anyways - I LOVE the colour! It is almost black looking from the inside (just like I wanted!) but it is definitely blue from the outside. I had thought the blue was a little bright for my liking on the outside, but I think it adds a nice pop of colour!
Hubs and I are now super keen on painting other interior doors. I can't get over the transformation from the inside:
That's all for now! Hope you had a great weekend!