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This is the first coat of Caribbean Splash from Olympic paint. First I removed the door handle, the deadbolt lock, and the kickplate.  It kind of looks good with the old red color showing through!  I considered leaving it this way but decided to put on a second coat.


This picture (above) is closer to the actual color of the paint, blue is hard to photograph. The second coat makes the door look brighter, maybe a little too bright.  I decide to buy some flowers and pots and decorate before I decide if I like it or not.  My neighbors George and Ken are obviously dubious about the color but they are more the traditional type : )  My husband Steve is on the fence about it and so am I.


I am going to put a glaze over the door today to darken it up a bit, I wish the photo would show the true color!

I am going to paint my front door today!  I finished all the prep work yesterday and bought the paint, which is a dark turquoise color, and I am removing the hardware right now.  It has been red for about 10 years now and I saw some beautiful aqua blue pots at Lowe’s and it inspired me to go ahead and paint the door to match the pots.  I told you I have ADD!

This great tutorial from the DIY network is very helpful, I have always left the door on the hinges while painting but it is so easy to take it down. That makes it a lot easier to paint and keeps it from hitting the door frame before the paint dries.

How to Paint a Front Door : How-To : DIY Network.

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