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The Yellow Door: A Super Quick Transformation!

Yellow Front Door

After giving our little inner porch a lick of paint on the walls and some new Karndean flooring, the front door was crying out for a little bit of loving too. I like to refer to this door as the "not forever door" as quite frankly I hate it and with enough wishful thinking, I'm pretty sure we'll be able to replace it one day. It's not the style of it I hate, but the weird bulging glass panels. They're just awful. This house needs an original victorian style door for sure, but until I win some millions - It's got to stay. So I'm on a mission to make the front door look a little nicer and a paint of coat was exactly what it needed!

How to Transform an Old Door
Textured Glass on Front Door

As a quick-time makeover, I decided to use Chalk Paint for the job because quite frankly, it's the perfect paint for lazy DIYers! You don't need to sand anything back so it means you can achieve an instant transformation in basically, minutes. Chalk Paint may not be the most obvious choice when it comes to painting a door, but there's no reason not to use it! For a quick refresh, it's perfect.

Ugly Front Door Transformation

I wanted to go for a pop of colour in here; something fun and vibrant - and after someone tagging me on an Instagram photo (I can't remember who you are - sorry!!) I thought mustardy yellow was the perfect colour. And even more perfect, because I already had a pot a paint ready to go (it was meant for another DIY project - but unfortunately that's had to wait!).

Arles Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The colour I'm using is Arles, which was very kindly gifted to me by the team at Annie Sloan. It's only a tester pot and it didn't *quite* do the whole door, so I did have to buy another, but it was very darn close! The only prep-work I had to do was to add some masking tape and give the door a quick clean as I went.

Painting a Door with Chalk Paint

The paint went on super easy and one coat gave really really good coverage, especially considering it was a horrendous dark brown before. I've used different branded paints on other woodwork throughout the house and often had to do between 3-4 coats, so I was really impressed that I only needed two in this paint to get a full coverage of the mustardy yellow. In terms of paint pot size, this was about a tester pot and a half. I did paint onto a bit of the glass panels as well, just to cover up existing paint on there until I have the time to get the scraper out and scrape it all off. It's not really that noticeable though and barely picks up on the photos.

Painting a Door Yellow
Chalk Paint on Door
Painting with Arles Annie Sloan

I then buffed in some wax, just to make the paint a little more durable. And that was it! Within just several hours the door had a total transformation. I love the pop of colour in our hallway now against that bright white and I think it goes really well with the floor too.

Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Annie Sloan Arles Yellow
Mustard Yellow Front Door in Hallway
Victorian Porch Yellow Door

Obviously this room needs a lot of work still (spy the peeling wallpaper anywhere?! And flaky paint skirting?!) but it looks a darn sight better for now. And even if we get another door in the future - I'm definitely going for a popping colour!

What do you think to my quick-transformation mustardy coloured door?

*Products in this post were gifted to me in return for a feature on Instagram. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog!

3 comments

  1. I liked this yellow door. This is really an amazing transformation.

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  2. Verry pretty๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š!

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  3. I love it! We’re thinking of a black front door, but a pop of color is always a great choice.

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