For our autumn front porch refresh, I knew I wanted to try this charcoal grey on the front door. I had seen inspiration pictures on Instagram and Pinterest and knew it would look so nice (and moody) against the orange brick of the house.
I decided to also paint the trim, which was was the hardest part of the refresh.
So. much. taping!
Along with the fresh paint colour, I added a new mat (I love this subtle rainbow shaped one from Amazon!), reused DIY lanterns, a new door plaque, a new DIY wreath (I kept this one for the summer) and some really cool pumpkins from our local pumpkin farm. It turned out just how I was picturing it, I love when that happens! It doesn’t all the time 😉
The lanterns were such an easy DIY. The large round one used to be silver and was used in our wedding, but it had glass panes and one had broken so I wasn’t using it. I had to break the glass out of the frame (it wouldn’t come out otherwise) which was kind of fun but kind of dangerous – use safety glasses and gloves if you attempt the same. Then, I spray painted it using this spray paint – the coverage was amazing! I only had to do one coat.
The wreath was a plain grape vine mirror that I wrapped with two leaf garlands and two eucalyptus garlands. Easy and very full!
Our original door color at this house was a terrible poop green/yellow. We promptly painted it this gorgeous blue/grey/green colour from Benjamin Moore: Wythe Blue. I still love it, but I think it would look better on a white or grey house than it did on our orange brick – the blue looks a little too bright against it’s opposite on the colour wheel. It was chipped and scuffed and the door was ready for a refresh. If we ever move to a white or grey house though, it’ll for sure be a front door contender again.
We loved visiting our local pumpkin patch to pick up these unique pumpkins. I especially love the grey one! Leo and Kira so much fun running through the patch.
So, that’s phase one complete! Maybe gold or black hardware and a kick plate next?