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Green door for $7 in 20 minutes

No door is safe here. I’m on a painting rampage! Last week I showed you my front porch makeover with paint. This week I painted the entry door to our garage green! I painted the whole door with a sample-size paint can in about 20 minutes! My in-laws also painted their black front door to match ours and it look amazing.

First let’s take a look at the garage door before:

Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-white before
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-before

And one sample size of paint and 20 minutes later …

Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-after
Bright green door color
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-greenry and flowers
Quick way to make a door look more expensive
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-detatched garage

We have a detached garage and we see this door from the back lanai where the pool is, so I wanted to have a little fun with this door. It’s already pretty beat up, so I couldn’t ruin it if the color didn’t work.

Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-wood damage around door
Benjamin Moore Courtyard Green door

I painted right over that duct tape!

I spent a lot of time looking at different green colors online and searching different rooms in the same color. I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore’s Courtyard Green. It reminds me of the color of many Italian doors I’ve taken photos of. It’s not too yellow or blue. It’s not too dark, but very saturated. I tried not to edit the photos too much so the true color would come through.

Sample size for exterior and interior - 7 dollars from Home Depot
Benjamin Moore courtyard green - perfect green

To get by with only a sample size paint container, you have to use a regular paintbrush. Using a roller soaks up too much paint. I even had a little leftover. Pay attention to how much you use as you go along. You should only use half for the entire first coat. It took no time at all to paint this door. I was surprised!

Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-painted door before and after
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-green door in garden
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-green front doors

Guest house exterior

Guest house

My in-laws followed suit with our front door and painted theirs black as well! It turned out so well.

Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars - guest house before
Painted black front door with white house
Black front door with wreath
Front door painted black
DIY painted door - black
Courtyard green door - painted in 20 minutes for 7 dollars-1570

See how I made over our front porch with only paint. I painted the walls, door and floor!


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DIY painted green door in 20 minutes for 7 dollars - the perfect green door color

4 thoughts on “Green door for $7 in 20 minutes

  1. Hi Kate, wow, that color is so amazing! I also love green for the outside, we painted in Heritage Green, I love the darkness of the green yet you have to be careful how you use color. We painted the tile roof in Heritage but it looked too heavy and we had to change it after a couple of years. The door really looks so stunning, the green compliments the dwelling. There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to uplift your home inside or out, it does so much for me mentally as well. Talk about frugal!! Isn’t it great to be lead by the Holy Spirit to do things and how much we can accomplish? I have learned a new phrase, I believe I was also taught through the Holy Spirit, just pray, God will do the rest. I have found that so amazing, and the best of all – it works! I lost my sweet little pearl strap watch yesterday, it could have been in the Mall or in the Store I was shopping, I will pray and ask for it to be handed in, if not, I am just blessing the person who found it. Let’s see what transpires…. God bless :)

  2. I love that, Elize! What a wonderful prayer posture, that you would consider someone else who might find it. I hope you find it all the same :) And heritage green is a beautiful choice! I might just keep painting things green :)

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