Operation Pink Front Door

Okay so- I always call this is a “fashion and lifestyle” blog but let’s be real, it’s mostly fashion. Today, however, I am sharing part of my lifestyle: my pink door lifestyle.

Currently, I am living with my parents to save money during my senior year of college. I have always hated our maroon front door and thought it was a huge eyesore, while the rest of our lawn and landscaping looks beautiful! So, I asked my dad if I could do a little home renovation for him. It was time to freshen things up.

When I said the words “paint the front door pink” he really didn’t have the “hell no” look on his face like I thought he would. I showed him my inspiration photos, and he told me to go for it! This goes to prove one of my previous points: my dad isn’t a regular dad, he’s a cool dad.

Alright, so let’s get into it. Here’s what our door looked like before:


I blanked and forgot to get a “before” photo before my dad took the fixtures off, but you get the point. Maroon with shiny brass fixtures… The late 90’s were calling and they wanted our door back.

So, I went to Lowe’s and bought a brand new can of Sherwin Williams exterior paint. The total cost of the paint, roller, and paint brush was only $32, which is quite inexpensive given what a change it would make to our curb appeal! I didn’t use primer, as the employee didn’t think I’d need it. However, it took five coats to completely cover up the dark maroon with the light, airy pink so in hindsight, I probably would’ve used a primer. Lastly, we got a new door handle with a matte silvery finish to compliment the new paint color.

…and here’s the finished product:

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I LOVE IT! Any questions about my process? Just let me know! The color I used is “Rachel Pink” from Sherwin Williams, which I would highly recommend. I gotta say- I’m excited to tell people that my house is the “house with the pink door” when I give them directions!

Well, that’s all for today folks!

Happy trails to you,
Maria Helen