Here is the after. To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement. :)
The door is Club Navy by Behr.
Here's how I did it...
Once I painted the door navy I made a stencil for myself. I traced the characters that I taped to the door and then did a little free-handing on the "N" where the closest font in Word didn't match up to the vision I had for the door based off the Blueprint magazine photo.
pardon the huge dot on the photo... something was on my lens. :)
I made sure to press down incredibly hard with my pen so there would be a faint outline that I could use while painting. Once I was done attempting to fill in the outline with Country Chic Paint's Simplicity for the numbers I realized I had to do some touch-ups with my navy paint after it had thoroughly dried.
I love what The Nester says: It doesn't have to be perfect be beautiful... does it look as crisp as vinyl letters would? No. But I love knowing that I did a custom job myself and that it was a $0 update.
I used plastic garbage bags and painter's tape to tape off the door and I spray painted the door knocker and door knob. They are so sharp and really pop now.
I'm in love.
And I think the neighbors must think I'm crazy because I just stand in the street and stare at it multiple times a day.