9 Ideas for Decorating Metal Entrance Doors 9 Ideas for Decorating Metal Entrance Doors

Create impact by giving your metal entrance door a new look. If painting is not an option, there are other ways to add some "pizzazz" to your door.

Paint Effects

You might try rolling out paint with a design roller, available in a variety of styles, to create a wallpaper look. You can add the look of texture by sponge painting a second color on top of the first. Try creating  an interesting effect by applying paint and, while wet, removing some of it with a wood graining or strie tool. Use stencils to add decorative details. You can apply painter’s tape to mask off straight lines and geometric shapes for classic Craftsman style or a funky, modern look. Dip rubber stamps in exterior-grade acrylic and stamp an off-center line of motifs from top to bottom. Or, stamp an all-over pattern.

Decorating without Paint

Use magnetized accents if you don't want (or aren't permitted) to paint. Look online for magnetic car decorations (cars are made of metal, right?) and buy ready-made or custom designs. Hang a seasonal wreath or other lightweight, decorative item from an over-the-door wreath hook. Or use 3M’s Command Outdoor™, which adheres with a water-resistant strip and leaves no mark when removed. 

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