How to Stain Your Front Door

The title of this post should really be:  What Inspired You to Stain Your Front Door.


stained door 2

My friend Joyce makes these awesome wreaths.

WreathThey are beautiful and when she makes them, they sell really fast.

I let a few get by me, but this one was destined for my door.

Before Stain

But my door looked like this.  It faces the west and the sun beats down on it really bad.

There was no way that wreath was going on this door!

Before door numbers

One thing and being lazy that kept me from doing it last year was my house numbers.  For that wreath, I was willing to sacrifice the numbers.

door java

I used General Finished Java gel stain and I loved it! I ordered my from Amazon.

Door during

1.  Here I am with a glove and sock on spreading the java gel, before work one morning.

2.  You can see the difference and it looks better already.

3. Really looking good in photo 3.

I ended up putting two coats on.

stained door 1

I love the wood door and it looks great now.

All because I fell in love with that burlap wreath :)

stained door 2


I just need to use my silhouette and cut out new numbers.

This post contains my affiliate link to Amazon for the stain.



  1. 1

    looks fabulous.. unfortunately I don’t have a wood door. so wish I did!
    Deborah Winger recently posted..Happy, Happy Friday ( homemade chalk painting and sewing)

  2. 2

    Is there someway of seeing more of the wreaths you have on your door ? Gorgeous. Also hot on the trail to get some of this gel. Thanks. crista
    Crista Zirkelbach recently posted..How to Stain Your Front Door

  3. 3

    Your door looks brand new! I Love it. The wreath is very pretty too~

  4. 4
    Barbara says:

    Hi there, I just brought the java gel into stock, at my Sacramento area sbop. Great product! I highly recomend the High Percormance Top Coat. It will look better longer and has uv protection built in. (Would love to know how to make the wreaths!!)

  5. 5
    Dorcas Bess says:

    The wreaths are beautiful. Does your friend sell them online?

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