DIY Painted Front Door

Before and After

Before and After

Our old farmhouse front door really needed an update. The cheapest way I could do that without getting a new door was to paint it.  I used “sundried tomato” from Sherwin Williams since I wanted a red/maroon colored door, and I loved the way that color looked as a back splash in my kitchen.

First I painted the yellowed trim with Glidden white paint at Walmart. After that dried, I used a small roller and painted the front door. It looked pink after the first coat with the red on the white. After another couple coats with the roller, I decided it wasn’t working out, and I broke out the paintbrush.

I painted once with the paintbrush with much better coverage and less lines. I did one more finishing coat and was so excited to put my wreath that I had just made on the front door! (Buy grapevine wreath at Walmart, along with fake flowers of any arrangement. Cut them apart and stick them in the grapevine. Ta-da! Homemade wreath that you can change with the season!!)

The door dried pretty quickly and I have gotten so many compliments from everyone that has seen it. A couple people even asked when we bought a new door. 😉

To take the door just one step further….I went onto and found a vinyl “welcome” sticker (below). It’s made for indoor/outdoor use, and should last 7 years outside. It just adds that little something extra. I love it! It’s inexpensive, but just make sure you measure the space you want to put it first to make sure it will fit! I hope you get inspired to DIY something of yours!!

xoxo, Jen

“Welcome” vinyl sticker found on


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