My entryway project has been “in the works” for a ba-dillion years. Ok, not really, but it seems like the-never-ending project around here. Side-note: I watched the Neverending Story with my kids last week, and it was awesome. It brought back a lot of memories from my childhood.
Ok, stay on task, Brooke….
Well, the project began like this: A clean slate of tan. Too much tan in my opinion. It had no personality or oomph, plus it is the FIRST thing that guests see when they come.
I originally showed you the project in my entryway makeover part 1 post. Then, we painted the walls in entryway makeover part 2, my cute hubsters added some amazing finish carpentry moulding in this post. But, the thing that has bugged me ever since, is the U.G.L.Y. fiberglass door. You may be surprised, but I was afraid to paint it. Me!?!? AFRAID to paint? I know, I know…not like me, huh. I was afraid of the unknown…can you paint fiberglass?
YEP…you sure can. I actually got brave one day, and decided to take the plunge. Here is what the door looked like prior to the painting experiment. I absolutely hate this door. The color should be lighter, or darker. The wood grain looks fake (well, it is fake wood, but it bugs me).
I decided to just paint the inside of the door because I’m not quite ready to commit to a specific color for the outside yet. I’m having a hard time deciding! But, on the inside, I wanted the entryway to have a better flow. So, I decided to paint it the same color as the moulding.
We started by priming the door with KILZ spray paint.
Then, we borrowed a friend’s sprayer (Thanks DAVE), and sprayed it the same color as the rest of the finish work. Side-note: I wish I owned a nice paint sprayer.
FINALLY, the door doesn’t catch my eye every time I walk by. Now it fits in with the rest of the space, and I can finally breath. Just kidding….kind of.
Turns out that painting a fiberglass door is just the same as painting anything else. EASY-PEASY. The entire door was taken off, primed, painted, and remounted in less than an hour.
What on earth was I afraid of!?!
Lesson learned. What color should I paint the OUTSIDE!?! HMMMMM.