We hated how cheap it looked. (Think the Lindsey Lohan of doors - trashy looking, dirty, scuffed up, etc) So, we toyed around with buying a brand new front door... but they are a little out of the price range we wanted to spend on a quick update. I think later down the road we will probably end up getting a new one (Justin likes front doors with a little window in them to bring in more light) but for now, we decided we could add a little va va voom to our house just by painting it.
Since the house is yellow, we had a couple different ideas about color: First we thought that a bright blue or navy blue would look fun. We also debated about going bright red, but in the end, we went classic and sexy... black!
It's amazing how much of a difference it makes! Much more Megan Fox now, right? Our house looks like it has so much more depth and it seriously makes me swoon a little. We still have lots of curb-appeal updates we want to do (ahem...porch light...[cough]... welcome mat) but for now, its definitely a much nicer sight when we get home! Oh, and I made a sweet little lemon wreath for the door to bring a little summery cheer to the house and to tie in with the yellow siding. I used this tutorial if you are interested.
Here are a few more before and afters! Let me know what you think of the color! Good call on the black? Wish we had gone red? blue? others?