Yes, this is a very boring builder special door. But for now, it has to do. Unfortunately, I did a very very stupid, very bad thing. I thought since I bought fancy Sherwin Williams paint - Resilience Exterior Satin - that I could just sand well and paint.
Yeah, well that was dumb. The parts that were painted tan still looked....tan. Oh, and the paint I got is completely underwhelming. It was runny as hell. Don't buy Resilience! This picture show two more coats. Oh my gosh, this project will never end!!
I even started just putting coats of orange on the insets where the tan paint was...it helped a little, but the whole door still needs another coat. For awhile we had a lovely orange and green combo.
We had to replace the green door, the glass insert was ugly with a beveled design around the edges, and we didn't have a screen. The door itself was a weird brand I've never seen before, so I couldn't easily buy just a screen. And I didn't want to paint out the green! I called a contractor that only installs storm doors and he picked up our new doors (one for front and back), installed them, and hauled away the old ones for $125 each. After we purchased the doors, of course. I thought that was CASH WELL SPENT since it took the guy almost two hours for each door!!
Of course now, the stupid new storm door looks PINK. I knew 'sandstone' would be a little more pink, but next to the body color and the trim on the rest of the house, it doesn't please me.
I carry my color swatches with me everywhere I go these days, and last trip to Home Desperate I happened to find this spray paint that is almost exactly the same color as our Clarksville Gray trim.
And when I sprayed a piece of paper to see how the color compared to the door, the difference was subtle, but I think it would look a ton better.
Now I have to decide whether I should waste time spraying my brand new storm doors, or just live with it.
The farther away you are, the harder to see the pinky beige door. What do you think? Is our door too loud? We have had a couple neighbors tell us they like it, but I think most of them are still a little shocked. I think once we get our lights and house numbers up, it will look more finished. Still do to: a ton of trim paint, garage door paint, and addressing those lower windows.