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Dreams do come true! Long ago, before we even thought about building our own house, we were driving around and I spotted a house with a turquoise door and fell in love. I knew the next house we owned would be centered around a turq door – so when we were in the planning stages of design and mock-up house plans, Trevor was sure to always make the door turquoise – it was one of those non-negotiable things 😉
Even when we were debating the main house color, the door color always was the same (you can read all about the great exterior paint color debate here)
We ended up with a darker gray than any of the options above, and I really love it (you can read about how we designed our own house plans HERE)
So it’s been decided for a while that the door would be painted a fun pop of color. But we’ve been frantically self-building and there are always other projects that are higher up on the must-do list than paint the front door. And that means we’ve been living with a primer-and-ready front door for several months. Until I wanted to take family pictures in front of the house and thought, we need our door painted! And then planned our outfits around it 😉
We used Caicos Turquoise from Behr Marquee – I’ve mentioned it before, but I am SOLD on that paint – it’s the best paint I’ve ever used, hands down. It was late in the evening when we started painting, which I wouldn’t recommend (seeing as you have to wait for it to dry, and meanwhile, your house has no front door!)
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I am recently addicted to using a paint sprayer (we did tons of research and bought the Graco 360 sprayer and it’s been exactly what we needed) – that thing is a dream! No brush strokes, even coverage, and it’s so quick! So it was a no-brainer for us that we would spray the door to paint it. You could also try rolling or brushing it, and with those, you might not need to take it off the hinge, which would be nice. It turned out just as perfect as I imagined:
The nice hardware update I’m also in love with (we bought this Front Door Handle kit). I just love love love our door color choice – it makes our once-construction site feel a little more like a home, fun and inviting!