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A {Much-Needed} Front Door Makeover

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. All photos and opinions are my own.

In celebration of National Painting Week, I’ve partnered with Sherwin-Williams to bring you a fun project that I’m super excited about. When we moved into our current home a few years ago, the first thing I noticed was the faded front door. The green paint looked dull, and definitely not what I would consider inviting. My first thought was to paint it a fresh and vibrant color to liven up our front entrance. Unfortunately, we live in a development that requires everyone to adhere to the same color scheme, so my plan for the front door took a back seat.

Here’s what the front door looked like before:

I didn’t want to spend another summer with the same faded front door. In order to match our current paint color, we used the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® phone app. One of my favorite features is how the app can color match the paint colors in a photo. This helped us narrow down our color choices before heading to our local Sherwin-Williams store to select the paint.


1 gallon of Hunt Club (SW 6468) Emerald® Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Semi-Gloss sheen
1 Purdy Marathon Roller Cover 3/8″ nap
1 Purdy Nylon Stiff Brush 1.5″
1 Plastic Roller Tray 9″

We selected a beautiful rich color called Hunt Club (SW 6468), which was the closest match to the previous paint color we had.


1. Since our door was already painted with latex paint, we didn’t need to do any heavy sanding or priming. We also don’t have any hardware on the door besides the doorknob, so we decided to keep it on the door and simply cover it.

2. Next, we wiped down the door with a damp rag to get rid of the debris and dirt.

3. We also lightly sanded the door with a sanding sheet to roughen up the surface. This step helps the new paint adhere better.

4. We started by painting with Emerald® Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint in Hunt Club (SW 6468, semi-gloss) along the trim and door panels.

5. Next, we used a roller to apply a coat of paint on the edges and flat surfaces of the door. Since the new paint color was very similar to the previous one, we only needed one coat of paint to do the job.

The door looks a lot brighter, and the entryway looks vibrant and welcoming. Although I would have loved to test out some fun colors, I’m pleased with the end result, and I look forward to sprucing up the space this summer.

How will you celebrate National Painting Week? I’d love to hear from you!

Want more color inspiration? Check out to see how other bloggers are celebrating with fun home projects!

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  1. Debra says:

    Oh my word! I love the new color. I know it sounds kind of impossible, but we don’t really have a front door. I have always wanted a colored front door that pops!

  2. I love how your front door turned out. Emerald green is one of my favorite colors.

  3. Ana says:

    I like both doors but the second one’s emerald colour is so inviting. I love how bright it is!

  4. Tabitha says:

    This ended up looking amazing! I love that emerald color! It’s a bummer you couldn’t do a bright color like you planned but this looks awesome!!

  5. Your front door looks so beautiful and inviting now. It’s amazing what a difference a few coats of paint can do when it comes to home decorating.

  6. Amanda Love says:

    I love the new color of the door. I am actually looking fora paint job for my own front door and a few rooms in my home. I’ll have to check out Sherwin Williams.

  7. WOW! Beautiful before and after DIY! I think it’s National Painting celebration at my home all the time since I am constantly changing our walls! LOL!

  8. Mrs. AOK says:

    I love the color you picked!! I cannot wait to finally find a home, so I can get painting and decorating. I’m in limbo right now- I cannot do anything to this house. 🙁

  9. Terri says:

    I, too, live in a neighborhood with strict guidelines. I was pleased when they allowed me to paint my front door buttercup yellow. It makes me happy every time I look at it!

    • Jesenia Montanez says:

      How fun! Yellow is one of my favorite colors, and I can’t wait to move just so I can try out some fun colors. 🙂