Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Painted my Front Door to Look like Wood

Here is the finished product :)

I have always wanted a wood door but haven't had the opportunity to get one and I'm not willing to spend the money on one! (teachers know that feeling) So I decided to try and paint my door to look like wood! When I told my husband, he wasn't for it 100% because he had in his mind... HOW... Don't get me wrong, I had doubts about it too but my way of thinking was if it looks bad... paint over it white! 

Here is what my metal door looked like to begin with...It was a weird shade of BLUE.

Then the painting began. 
First, I primed the door (tinted the base color)
Painted the door a base color (SW Tatami Tan)
Then I started taping and painting the wood grain color
(SW Fiery Brown)
I use 100% acrylic latex paint!










 If you want to know how to do this project step by step please go to Robert Schott website http://www.everythingicreate.com/
He has an awesome tutorial on how to Faux Paint a front door or garage door.

5 comments:

  1. Can I just say that this is one awesome project? The way the paint made your metal roof look like wood is truly fantastic! I can't blame you for wanting a wooden door when it would look as great as this on your house. And yeah, why spend money for a new door when you can save a lot on a paint job that also gives the look you want? Good job!
    Danielle @ Vinylume Home Improvement

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  2. Paint can really do magic, right, Marie? Let me just say, you did a great job in making your door appear like it is a wooden door. And thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial! :) Congrats!

    -Clint Porterfield @ ANBSR

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  3. I have always wanted a wood door but haven't had the opportunity to get one and I'm not willing to spend the money on one! (teachers know ... frontdoorswood.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so awesome! I have been looking for a tutorial on how to do just this! I love the look! THANKS for posting! Your door looks awesome!

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  5. nice article, using great equipment to measure the thickness of your paint will produce you with good information about your stuffs.

    Elcometer

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