A REDO ON THE SERVANTS’ ENTRANCE ~ painting a door and stairs

Does the door to the garage in your house look like someone beat it up? Mine always does. I paint it, wash it but nothing helps. It even has dents in.
How does a metal door get dents in it???
I was tired of cleaning it all the time and not getting anywhere so I decided to get the paint out.
Remember this door?
When I redid my kitchen, I decided to replace the regular 6 paneled white door with this pretty 10 glass paned door that I painted apple green. I’ve gotten so many kind comments about it.
Well, since I enjoy the pantry door so much I thought I would paint the garage door the same color.
Also, the two stairs leading down to the garage were trashed, too.
I once did a painting project in the garage and one of my children stepped onto wet paint, then proceeded to walk into the house. For two years, I have had a large white shoe print on my stairs.


I also saw this cute idea on Pinterest
What a great idea! A warm message to welcome everyone who enters. I LOVE IT!!
I made my own cheapy stencil so it isn’t quite so professional looking but I like it all the same.

I have a blister from cutting out all these letters. OUCH!

I stenciled the stairs with black acrylic paint.

I also added a little southern greeting of my own.

I sprayed the door and stairs with three coats of flat varnish to protect from traffic and the monster that put the dents in my metal door 🙂

And the big picture reveal

And the before and after

What do y’all think?I love it!! It’s so clean!

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Love y’all,Linda


  1. Great idea! love the colour

  2. Hi Linda, cute door, thank you for sharing!

    Have a good day, Nancy

  3. I have that same pin, and ordered the stencil. Now I just need to find the time to get it done! You did a great job!

  4. What a great idea. I love the color and the phrase! I found you over at I Heart Naptime and I’m glad I did. 🙂

  5. I LOVE love LOVE this!!!!
    I am so doing this…
    I was just looking at my steps in the garage….. They are anything but pretty, even though my hubby did a terrific job building them….

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    I am pinning….and when it get a bit warmer (next year….:( ….) I am so doing this….
    YAY! I am so excited about this…!!

    hugs, Crystelle

  6. PS Love the cheerful color too…. 🙂

  7. OMGosh! That is so cute!! Love the color and how great to have a lovely welcoming sign for your loves. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. What a cute cute idea! I totally want to write on my steps, now.
    Thanks so much for linking up last Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up and see if you were featured or even won the free ad space!

  9. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse