This past weekend, I attended the Haven Conference. It was fabulous… yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ll post about it later – maybe. It’s a really great place to meet vendors, one of which was Modern Masters. I’ve met them before at SNAP!, and they were wonderful. They make some really cool special effects paint, like metallics and shimmer and some amazing copper effects, but what I was interested in was their line of Modern Masters Front Door Paints. I have been contemplating giving our doors an update for a while now. A few years back, I had painted our front doors Sherwin Williams Black Bean.
Yes, I know the handles don’t match. I still have to special order the “dummy” handle, but I’m dragging my feet because a dummy handle is just as expensive as the real one!
Anyway, while Black Bean went with the house, it really didn’t make the front doors stand out and get noticed. I wanted something a little bolder and brighter. So when I saw all the colors they offered, I headed that way like a moth to flames. I was immediately drawn to Calm, a bright, bold blue. To be honest, I was also eyeing the bright red, Ambitious. But I settled on blue since that’s my favorite color, and it’s already in the pillows on the porch and a lot of my flower pots and accessories.
It looks sort of purplish in that picture, but it’s really not…
Anyway, it was easy to use. Just cleaned the door with soap and water, rinsed and let it dry. Then I started painting. It covered like a dream!
In most places I didn’t have to give it a second coat, but I did just to be safe. It dried insanely quick. I remember that the paint took forever to dry when I painted it before, so I couldn’t close the doors for hours, and even then it stuck. Even with the high humidity, it dried in about 30 minutes, so that I could safely close the doors. And since it was water based, it cleaned up easily.
The whole project probably took me about an hour. When I was done with the doors, I looked around to see what else I could paint and found these…
They were looking a little dreary, so I wiped them down and painted them too. What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander, right?
It woke them up a bit. By the time I finished the planters, I could close the doors. When I did, I noticed that it was looking kind of sad around the doors, so I cleaned up the area and moved some stuff around. While I think I’ll eventually need some taller planters for beside the doors, just brightening up the space made quite a difference.
I like that it goes with some of the stuff I already have out there.
To be honest, while I love the color, it’s still taking a little getting used to. My husband thinks it needs to be a darker blue to go with the color of the house better. What do you think??
By the way, ‘Front Door Paint is sold in selected Lowe’s and Ace Hardware shops as well as via Amazon and the Modern Masters Online Shop.’ (these are NOT affiliate links, just helpful links to help you find what you are looking for)
So, that’s what I did yesterday. What have you been up to?
If your interested, check out the front porch makeover that was inspired by this gorgeous new color on the door!
NOTE: While Modern Masters did supply me with the paint at Haven, this post was not sponsored by them and all opinions are my own. I really liked this paint, it was easy to use, dried quickly, covered over the dark color completely and cleaned up like a dream. It’s good stuff. Promise.