Curb Appeal: How to Repaint a Front Door

After 2 years, I’m finally doing updates to the outside of my house. First up, repainting the front door a fire engine red. I’m usually not a fan of red, but I love this Benjamin Moore color called Ruby Red. I will admit it took me a few days (okay…maybe a few weeks) to get use to the color. My great-grandpa was a fire chief and my mom loved firemen, so this color brings back so many memories and puts a smile on my face every day I walk out the door.

The new color looks lovely, especially after you leave your keys in the front door overnight!

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Weekend Warrior Project #1 – Hutch

BEFORE: Got this lovely hutch at my favorite antique store here in Phoenix for $60.

AFTER:

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I couldn’t be helper with the way this turned out! Here is how I did it:

  • I primed the entire hutch with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x Coverage in white. If you haven’t been using this paint to refinish things then I highly suggest you start using it. It’s a spray can, paint and primer in one so it cuts your project time in half!
  • The gray color is Benjamin Moore’s Stone 2112-40. I find that the small sponge rollers work best in the paint application for these type of projects.
  • Added a new crystal knob from Joan’s for $2.50 on sale.
  • Total cost of the project: $35