Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

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{This is a sponsored post by Modern Master’s Front Door Paint}

I have been working on fixing up the inside of our house since we’ve moved in, but each time I pulled in the driveway, I realized I needed to refresh the outside too.   So, when we had the to opportunity to work with a new line of paint by Modern Master’s designed specifically for front doors–“FRONT DOOR PAINT“–I was totally in.

As I mentioned in the post with all the details about our new home {HERE} we purchased this home “As-Is”, knowing we’d be changing it all anyway.  The exterior colors in our neighborhood were established by the builder, our home has a very traditional beige/black/white scheme and came with a {very faded} red front door.  I couldn’t wait to give the door a makeover, and while I would have loved to pick a fresh fun color from the Front Door Paint palate–like the fun “Fortunate” green—my HOA would have been ALL over us, so sadly a color like that wasn’t even a possibility.  Instead we went with Modern Master’s traditional black color called “Elegant” and really couldn’t be happier with the result.

Just check out the fun front door colors Modern Master’s Front Door paint comes in:

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Here is the “before” picture, taken the day before we moved in.  The faded dark red door was NOT at all us. I couldn’t wait to get some paint on it. I also spray painted the faded outdoor lights black to match–the dull beige was just killing me, and I think both improvements made such a big difference in how the house looks.

  before front

And here is where we are today, of course mother nature has helped with adding some greenery, but the black paint makes a huge difference.

after picture


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Since I can’t leave well enough alone, I had to steal borrow an idea from Terry and paint the inside of my door a fun color. I guess since I had to be conservative with the paint colors on the outside, I wanted something fun on the inside.  I used the Modern Master’s paint color “Ambitious” which is a true, rich red.  It’s just the right bit of the unexpected when you open the door.

  front door paint open

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You can’t see it when the door is closed…


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But when it’s opened, it’s a fun surprise. The Front Door paint covers so well, this project took all of 10 minutes thanks to some quick taping and the fast-covering and quick-drying nature of the Front Door paint.

  paint lined inside of door

These are the paint colors I used.

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Here is a bit about the Front Door paint:

  • It covers in two coats, dries quickly to a Satin finish and NEVER fades.
  • The 24 Colors are based on the Emotional Color Wheel – there is a shade that is an expression of you!
  • There is a free App for both iPhone and Android – You can iinstantly see how Front Door Paint can transform your door.
  •  You can order it directly from and Modern Masters Online.
  • Front Door Paint is available at selected Lowe’s and Ace Hardwares.   For readers in the Washington, DC area {like I am} you can find Front Door Paint at these select Lowe’s store locations: St. Mary’s County, Severn and North Hagerstown, Maryland
  • You can visit Modern Masters Website: Front Door Paint
  • You can visit Modern Masters Café Blog: Front Door Paint

This was a really fun and easy project. I would have painted the door at some point but knowing I was using a paint designed for doors {and they come in a super easy-to-open jar} made this project so simple. Knowing it will never fade means I can move on to the projects inside our house and won’t need to paint it again.  Just look how rich the black paint color is, it has just the right amount of gloss–these pictures were taken on a cloudy day, I promise that isn’t sun glare.

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Next on the list is the room peaking behind the door, our Library Bookcases reveal will {hopefully} be coming very soon.

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{This is a sponsored post by Modern Master’s Front Door paint, but I can truly say that I loved this product and the opinions are my own!}.

Thanks for stopping by! Amy New Headshot 2014 Small

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  1. Where did you get mono on front door?

  2. I love the black door and painting the light fixtures really gives your front a great “put together” look.

  3. Don’t know why that post is on my comment!!

  4. Love the door and what a great idea to paint the inside a great fun color!!…will have to check out the Modern Masters paint!

  5. Where did you get that rug? It’s exactly what I what I was looking for my master bedroom! Thank you so much.

    • Hi Jori! Sorry I didn’t see this sooner. The rug is from Ballard Designs–Its called the Leopard Belgique, it seems to be available seasonally as it’s an indoor/outdoor. I hope that helps. It would be great in a Master Bedroom, very fun! 🙂


  6. Love what you did with your front door. I’m always looking for new products to try. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the rug – more info please!

    • Hey there–the rug is from Ballard Designs–Its called the Leopard Belgique, it seems to be available seasonally as it’s an indoor/outdoor. They are inexpensive and kind of fun I think! 🙂


  8. Such a huge difference from the before to the after – it looks great! With all of the colors out there that you can paint your front door, black is still my favorite 🙂 And I absolutely love the idea of having an unexpected pop of color on the edge of the door – had never thought of that before. Thanks for sharing on Best of the Nest!

  9. Love the door color! I’ve been trying to convince my husband that we should go black with our door, but he’s still not interested. Did you leave the door up when you painted it, or did you take it off the hinges? Also, did you do any sanding or priming before your first layer of new paint?

  10. thanks for sharing information

  11. Dina Mahshi says

    Door looks great- so with this paint- do you just clean the door and paint over the original color? Or do you have to sand to buff the door before painting?

  12. jenny mucha says

    Will one jar paint both sides or do I need to buy two jars?

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