First and foremost, I had to pick a color. I did not like the rusty red the previous owner had chosen, so off to Pintrest to look at color combinations. The light blue vinyl siding was not changing, so I decided to go with a really dark blue. We purchased color samples from Lowe's and painted small swatches on the back porch.
Basin Blue from Valspar got 2 of the 3 votes!
Also, I wanted a POP! of color for the front door. I think the Shadow Valley from Valspar was exactly the right touch!
Of course the old hardware looked terrible now, so a new handle and programmable deadbolt completed the door makeover!
I'm not going to stress about the fact that this is all taking longer than expected! And as long as the neighbors don't complain I will keep on completing small parts at a time! less stress . . .