Asked on Apr 7, 2020

How to decorate screen/front steel (?) door?

Courtney |The Kitchen GartenDeb KCarrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
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I have an ugly steel (?) front door - no window, completely plain. House is white. I am adding an old screen door. Should I paint screen and door same bright color? Paint door bright color and screen white? Want to remove screen and hang wreath in upper part of screen.


13 answers
  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Apr 7, 2020

    Can you share a photo? That would help with ideas. :)

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Apr 8, 2020

    It sounds like you don't like your plain front door. I like the idea of painting the door a bright color and painting the screen door white. There are plenty of ways to hang a wreath on a screen door if you want to keep your screen in the door.

  • Cynthia H
    on Apr 8, 2020

    I agree about painting your door. I would also suggest painting the screen door. For example, I would paint the solid door a deep green and the screen door a lighter green. Or you could do the same with any two shades of your favorite color. It would give some depth to your entry. Have fun and stay safe!

  • Gk
    on Apr 8, 2020

    You can paint both the same or one color and one white. It's up to you! Leave the screen in your door so you can enjoy having a screen door in the summer by leaving your other door open!

  • Dee
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Painting your door a nice bright color will really make it pop. Mine is Maroon. I have a storm door which is also maroon. It use to be white but it stood out too much for me. I use a wreath hanger in between the storm door and front door. Mine has enough room. But if yours does not, use the wreath hanger on the outside of the screen door.

  • Redcatcec
    on Apr 8, 2020

    I like the idea of the inner steel door a darker color and the lighter color on the outer screen door, it gives the effect of a dimension by simply framing.The wreath on the outer door would also add a complementary color to your scheme.

  • Cindy
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Hi Penn. You can paint your steel door a bold color of your choice. Paint the screen door a clean crisp white. Do not remove any screen. You could even change the screen to give it a face lift. You can hang a wreath on the steel door using a wreath holder. Good luck Penn.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Apr 8, 2020

    It might depend on your aesthetic your personal preference. If it were my doors I would paint them the same matching colors.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Hello Penn,

    Use undercoat and top coat for metal on your door. I would probably paint the door and the screen the same colour.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Yes, go with a bright color. Turquoise, Yellow, and Orange are popular right now. You could also paint trim and windows with the same color.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Apr 8, 2020

    I like the idea of painting the door a bright color and the screen white! I think two bright colors would be overkill.

  • Deb K
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Hello Penn, absolutely paint them both the same color!! It will look super whichever color you choose, I attached a picture of how nice the doors look when you match them


  • I personally like it when the screen door and main door are painted the same color. What color are you leaning toward?

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