I just LOVE bright doors.  I think they are a very cheery way to welcome people to your home.  One of my favorite areas of my home is a small courtyard that we had built when we bought the house.  This courtyard is the only place I can grown my favorite tropical flowers where the deer and my dogs won’t destroy them!
I gave my courtyard a makeover by painting the boring doors in this bold Mid Century Orange color using DecoArt’s Curb Appeal paint.  This paint is specially made for outdoor surfaces like doors, and shutters.  I published this project last year on DecoArt’s site, and now I’m thrilled to share it again with you right here.
Supplies Used for the Patio Door Refresh:
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Step one:  Use a water hose and sprayer to remove dust and dirt from the doors.  Let the doors dry completely.
Patio Door Refresh:  Mid Century Modern Orange Makeover
Step two:  Use painters tape where the glass touches the wood. Tape all the edges to keep paint off the glass. If you do get some paint smudges on the glass, they can easily be scraped off later.
Patio Door Refresh:  Mid Century Modern Orange Makeover
Step three:  Begin with the trim around the glass.  Paint over the entire trim, being sure to cover all of the notched edges.
Patio Door Refresh:  Mid Century Modern Orange Makeover
Step four:  Use a wide, flat brush to paint the flat portion of the door.  Use up and down strokes to paint the rest of the door.
Patio Door Refresh:  Mid Century Modern Orange Makeover
Step five:  Remove the painter’s tape from the glass and admire your new door!
This paint goes a looooong way!  I didn’t even use an entire bottle to cover both of these doors!  These doors get a lot of direct sunlight in the afternoon and they still look great a year later.  If you want to update the exterior of your home without breaking the bank, a front door refresh is s great way to do it.
PS. Curb Appeal isn’t just for doors!  Check out this rocking chair refresh I did using red paint!

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