DIY Home Decor

Pink Door DIY – A How-To on Easy Curb Appeal

I’ve been wanting to paint the front door since we moved in three years ago. I would LOVE to have a big vintage wood door but unfortunately I think we landed the Home Depot clearance special. It really isn’t great quality in my opinion BUT it’s nothing some paint can’t fix. Of course we can get a new door but in the meantime this is a quick, easy, and inexpensive fix. ย I couldn’t sleep the night before so at about 1 AM I decided I was going to paint the door pink.

I think pink might be the only color I can look at for more than 6 months beside black and white of course. (Babe, if you’re reading this I promise I won’t paint it again in the next 6 months at least) I think pink is such a cheery and calming color. Apparently people are under the impression that pink is only for women which is complete bologna! If I had a dollar for every person who said “You’re husband allowed you to paint the door pink?” I could’ve bought a whole new dang door. Yes, I painted the front door pink and yes Mike is okay with it and yes he likes it.

If you’re painting your front door here are a few steps to keep in mind:

Prep. Make sure you clean the door really well removing all dust and dirt as best as you can. I suggest priming as well. I didn’t use a separate primer because mine was included in the paint itself.

Paint brush
Foam roller
Paint (exterior)
Primer (can be included in paint)

I always use a foam roller on my projects. Not only is it faster but nobody likes brush strokes. I use the paint brush in the crevices but then quickly use the foam roller over it before it dries.

Finish. I suggest using a polyurethane after painting to protect it. You can use a spray or brush on. I usually use the brush on poly because its a bit more even than the spray. If you get the brush on kind make sure you get the brush that is made for it. Also just a tip: it dries fast so go edge to edge and don’t go back over sections until its fully dry or you’ll be left with some major brush marks

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You can see in this before photo the tan rubber around the doorway. ICK! If you zoom in you can probably see the glue that squeezed out of the bottom under the window part as well. The door was just kinda icky looking. I took a razor to all the parts that has excess glue to make it look a little better. Also, don’t mind the little paint swatch at the bottom. I almost forgot to take before pics!

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I hope you feel inspired to paint your door a fun color… maybe even pink! Tag me in all your DIY projects ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Beth
    September 30, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I love that tassel on the door so much. Where did you get it?

    • goldalamode
      August 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I got that from Hobby Lobby!! It was considered a Christmas decoration! That should be out by now probably! lol

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  • Amy
    February 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Great job! Glad you gave the color name. The whole house looks beautiful!

    • goldalamode
      August 4, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Hi! sorry this comment is so late. just came across a bunch of comments in spam!! ugh. Thank you so much for your kindness and taking the time to check out my blog post! xo

  • Jenny
    September 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hi!, I just came across this post while researching for pink paint colors.
    I tried to look up Rose Quartz on the Behr website, but couldn’t.
    Was it some kind of special limited collection?
    I really want to know!


  • wendy
    July 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Maybe I missed it, but I’d love to know what color/paint manufacturer you used on your fab door! Love it!

    • goldalamode
      July 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      That’s ok! Thank you so much! It’s called “Rose Quartz” by Behr Paint. I buy it at Home Depot.

  • hayley
    July 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    can i ask what color pink you used? i cant stop thinking about this door now!

    • goldalamode
      July 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Hi! Sure. It’s called “Rose Quartz” by Behr Paint. I get it at Home Depot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    What color of paint did you use?

    • goldalamode
      July 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Hi! The color is called Rose Quartz by Behr Paint. I get it at Home Depot ๐Ÿ™‚