So this trend going on in blog land and on Pinterest about painting interior doors black? I like it but usually, I am way behind trends.
I am just NOW loving that.
When I saw the black door trend though, it immediately struck a chord with me.
I love this! And I could do this!
I wouldn’t even need a reason!
And I bet I could do it on the cheap!
So I went to my local Home Depot and talked to the nice man in the paint department.
He directed me to the exact paint and supplies I would need.
Take advantage of the free help you can get at home improvement stores.
Better than any blog out there for advice.
I got all my supplies together:
This is what you will need:
– paint (since it is an interior front door, my Home Depot guy suggested using an exterior paint)
The exact color is Silhouette by Martha Stewart but I am using Glidden paint because it is much cheaper.
-a 4-inch roller
-tape for the doorknob and deadbolt
– a smaller brush for those hard to reach spots
Here is my front door before:
The thing I have hated most about having a white front door is that it shows every nick, dent, scrape, and piece of dirt.
Let’s do this!
It looks pretty awful in the “during” process.
And here it is all done!
I love how it makes this area pop more!
I do have to admit, the first night I wasn’t so sure.
It made it seem so much darker over there.
Almost like there wasn’t a door.
Staring at me.
But now that we have lived with it for a week, I am so glad I did it.
It gives so much more definition to this area.
It gives it more character which is very hard to find in a home built 12 years ago.
I haven’t hung anything on the door yet.
Because I am kind of afraid to.
I like it just this way for now.
When I get brave enough to put a command strip (painted black of course!) on here, I will share with you what it looks like.
That might be Christmas time though folks so don’t get too excited.
So you know me.
I can’t leave well enough alone.
As I was waiting for this door to dry and had all these paints and supplies leftover, I decided to also paint the closet door directly behind me.
This door has been a pain in my side for YEARS.
Six years ago there was a nail polish throwing incident that occurred in this foyer that may have had to do with a former neighbor’s three-year-old little boy.
Which made this door look as though it had played a major part in a murder.
So after years of scrubbing, Magic Eraser-ing and desperation spray painting, I had enough.
Because when you come to my front door, this is the first thing you see.
The nail polish murder scene.
I even added a red knob to the door to take away from the red nail polish.
I know, I know.
So here it is during:
By the way, that is just a garbage bag ripped up.
You don’t need a fancy drop cloth.
This worked just fine.
Just threw it away when done and moved on!
I also got a cool new knob at Hobby Lobby for the new closet door.
I love it so much because it makes it look more like a farmhouse door.
And less like a murder scene door.
And it only cost me $2.99 on sale!
Can you hear my peaceful sighing from here?
I just love this so much more now.
And all it took was a can of paint (not even a large one!), a new knob and about 30 minutes of my time per door!
And no nail polish will be permitted within 50 feet of this door.