A few years back, I did a front door refresh that included removing the screen door and painting the main entry door a deep red color. This festive color looked so great during the fall, winter, Christmas time, and spring. Many a wreath adorned it and I loved driving up to my house with the red door greeting me. That is, until I repainted the kitchen and removed all the red from the design of my house.

With a red front door, wreaths look beautiful for any occasion, especially the holidays!

Isn’t that how it always goes? You improve something in your home that highlights the next thing to be done. It is never-ending. Anyways, after I moved to a monochromatic color scheme in my home design, I have felt my front door just doesn’t fit in anymore. It was time for a new paint color that matched the inside. As you know, my living room looks like this:

Teal and gray living room design, modern decor

I used that same teal color I mixed up for the coffee table to paint the walls of my bathroom. This time I mixed it with a little gray to tone it down and completed a front door refresh!

Red Front entry doorTo get started, I removed the hardware from the door, the handle and deadbolt.

My daughter was playing peekaboo through these holes for a solid half hour afterwards.

Playing peekaboo through the door hole

I didn’t take process pictures because it really was as simple as mixing up my color and rolling it on. I used a mini roller with a 3/8″ nap to get a heavy coat. After two coats of paint and a day of dry time, the front door refresh was done.

Turquoise front door color, paint your entryway door a bright cheerful color!

Bam! Totally different, right?

This color is so cheerful, I hung a flowering spring wreath up right away.

Beautiful front entry to bilevel, split foyer house. Bench and bright teal front door make it inviting!

The difference still catches me off guard every time I come home. However, it certainly goes with the rest of the house now!

Front door refresh, turquoise paint before and after transformation cheerful color

What do you think of the new color!? I asked my readers on Facebook what I should do beforehand; the winning choice was some sort of teal. Did I pick the kind of color you would go for on your house?

Until next Monday!

Signature welcome to the woods


Front Door Refresh: Paint It Turquoise! Entryway Makeover Part 1

2 thoughts on “Front Door Refresh: Paint It Turquoise! Entryway Makeover Part 1

  • June 8, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Melissa! I just subscribed to your email and Really Like your ideas and redo! Thank you so much for making the time to share! I am a mature Mom of 4 Mature children and 3 young grandchildren- I know for a fact, time slips by WAY TOO FAST and I am glad to see your talents and organization. Please continue the good work! I have a very nice toy chest I acquired, free, and want to redo with or for my 28 year old ‘baby’. She want it for storage – I just have to figure out away to remove an engravx name(not hers) on it. .
    So…. Thank you again for your creativity, time and sharing, I appreciate You!
    Jeanne S.
    La Grange, IL 60525


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