Front Door – First Coat

I was hoping things would get done yesterday and I wasn’t disappointed.

The outside of the front door really needs to be painted.
The outside of the front door really needs to be painted.

I thought I could paint the front door.

Grey (on the left) is the new house color.
Grey (on the left) is the new house color, Sandy Hook Gray.

First I wanted to paint the shingles in the porch area being careful not to drip on the bluestone porch deck.

I painted the door with a brush.
I painted the door with a brush.

Painting a first coat on the door was not difficult since it’s the same color it was before the renovation, dark blue.


I’m liking how the color palette is coming together.

What color is your door?  Are all your doors the same color?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

15 thoughts on “Front Door – First Coat”

    1. W e used to have a screen door covering the front door but have decided not to use it anymore especially now that the door have been weatherized. Jo

  1. Looks nice! Our Craftsman front door (original to the house) is natural wood, which I refinished a few years ago. Over the years it had taken a beating even though the porch is covered. We have a screen door, which obscures the wood one a bit, but we often have it open in summer, so it’ll stay.

  2. Wow this makes such a difference and really motivated me to get the ball moving to paint ours. I think we’re going black! It’s a chipped, faded rusty red Color right now!

    1. Sounds beautiful. Love blue. Wanted to name my production company “Blue Door” but got some backlash; painted a blue door instead. Jo

  3. Love the colour, it is very similar to ours on new doors and windows, we call it French Grey, and at times it looks blue, other times – grey, depending on lighting. Magic! Well done.

    1. Thx. Now I can’t wait until it’s finished. The plan is to have it done by the end of September when I’ll say tah-dah! You know the feeling with your terraced kitty lounge. Jo

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