Cape Cod Cutie – Door Makeover

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
3 Materials
4 Hours

So I am going to take a break from sharing updates about my new home to share and update I did for my G-ma.

My grandma’s door was in dire need of a face lift. It hadn’t been painted in some time so I thought it was a little over due. Why not spruce it up with a bit of Cape Cod Mint. This new Curb Appeal paint from DecoArt was an absolute pleasure to work with. One coat and it’s done.

Let's take one last look at this orange that I had to cover up.

eeek. See what I mean? This front door definitley needed a fresh new look. The shade Cape Cod Mint came just in time for spring, too. I can’t believe how fresh and springy her door looks now.

Keep reading so you can see this baby in her fresh new look.

I gathered my army and got to painting.

I have to say, I hate taping — but if you want to do a good job it’s worth the time to do it.

oooo… just look at this colour!

This paint just glides on so easy. The finish of the door was really rough. This door has been around for a long time — like longer than I have been alive. We won't say how long that is, though. ;)

The angled brush that I was using worked great for getting into all the nooks and crannies.

They do suggest when you are painting a door that you paint the edge work and then roll the paint on the flat parts with a roller. This door has so much decorative edging it was hard to do that so I painted it all by hand.

Ok, you guys want to see the door, don’t you??

Take a look at this!

I let the paint dry for a couple hours, but the one thing that is great about this paint is that it drys super quick!

Time to remove the tape! As much as I hate putting on painter’s tape… I love to peel it off.

What do you think? I still have to do something to spruce up the brick, but this is a HUGE improvement!

And don’t you just love this gorgeous spring wreath?

One more close up so you can fully appreciate this gorgeous colour.

So… if your front door needs a bit of a face lift, check out DecorArt and pick up some of this amazing paint. Curb Appeal is available in 21 intermixable colours and you can also use it to paint outdoor decor accents.

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  • Tanya Tanya on Sep 21, 2019

    Hi Holly, looks great. Was the door wood or metal?

  • Laura Laura on Oct 31, 2020

    Beautiful! How much paint did you need? Looks like these DecoArt paints come in small 16oz bottles not really practical or cost effective to me.

  • Marcy Marcy on May 03, 2021

    Do you need a sealer when you're done painting the door?

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  • Linda Guerrera Linda Guerrera on Apr 26, 2019

    Wow! I absolutely LOVE this! We moved into our house a year ago. My front door is a horrible terra-cotta orangey color! The house itself is a hideous yellow (not a pretty color, just this horrible awful dark yellow shade) and I mean the whole outside of the house is an awful yellow. The trim, the lattice, even the flood light bulbs were painted this color. I would LOVE to paint the front door this color; you have inspired me!!

    • Pra28313410 Pra28313410 on Apr 19, 2022

      May help u: if u cannot rid urself of that horrid yellow-ish whole house color (I suspect it is like mustard?), deflect the eye to the doors, garage, window casings, outside doors, even pots for plants & shutters.

      Look up the color wheel & it's options. There are strategies to choosing colors. (Choosing colors opposite, colors next to the color of ur house, or even 2 more colors for a total of 3). U can also see the correct value of the colors. I notice far too often ppl choose the wrong shade of a color, or make it too intense. Develop ur strategy b4 u commit, & get samples. With this info, u can do ur house, & even ur landscaping, with purpose. Good luck.

  • Chl50610695 Chl50610695 on May 02, 2021

    Kitchen Cabinets?????