Painting the Interior Doors Black: Before and After

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I started a painting project a year and a half ago! I decided to paint one door black. I played it safe and started with my garage entry door. It was an easy decision when my first impression of my home was this door:

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Here is the after… love it! Scroll down to bottom of post for details and suggestions!

We have also spent the past year and a half updating the hardware and hinges. We purchased a few sets from Home Depot every month. I am happy to say we are just 3 hinges and one door handle away from this project! Doesn’t the hardware look great against the black door.

Every door deserves a litle bling. I think this garage entry door looks so much better. Ahhhh… this is how I want my family to enter our home…

Loved it so much… I painted the front door! Here is the before picture after 2 coats of primer…

Here is the after and I love it! New hardware from Home Depot and a new door bell after a quick google search! I used BEHR paint, Beluga on all doors!

 

 

And, then I decided to paint the pantry door. I don’t have a before photo of the front of the pantry door, but you know the drill!

Here is the after shot … even my brother noticed it and loved it. Well, maybe love is a bit of an embellishment, but he noticed it!

And, yes I did paint the interior side of the door (and I spray painted the white spice rack from Container Store):

And, then I had to bedazzle the pantry door!

Loving the black doors! If you are thinking about it.. go for it! You won’t regret it.. and if you do.. it’s only paint.

Here are my suggestions and details:

1. Prime all doors. You won’t regret this step. I just bought the 5 gallon primer at Home Depot.

2. I removed the door handle hardware, but not the hinges (mainly because it takes up too much time and since my hardware is oil rubbed bronze, any goofs are disguised by the bronze finish.

3. I used BEHR paint, BELUGA in semi-gloss finish. I love this color! And, at least 2 coats.

4. Here’s my biggest suggestion to painting doors: leave the paint can and brush handy because I am amazed at how many missed spots show up depending on the angle of my eyes!

5. And, finally.. it’s only paint! Go for it! I had a girls happy hour recently and everyone loved the doors!

 

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Before and After Bookshelves

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Footnote: But at the beginning of the post.  This post has been in the works for weeks until I found myself laptop-less for two weeks.  More on that headache later.   So, a few weeks ago I posted about the balls in our basement! Ping pong balls all over the carpet. 04-DSC_0609

The balls had invaded my decor .  My baskets were filled with tennis balls and Nerf bullets.  Come on!  My hom3 is turning into a fraternity house.  I exaggerate.  Actually, there would be far worse things lurking in a fraternity house. 06-DSC_0611

Here is the complete Before post of our bookshelves in the basement  HERE.  I cleared the shelves and just left them open for a week: 20-DSC_0627

There is something very freeing about having no pressure to decorate. I was in a Zen moment with my shelves. I highly recommend just clearing a space once in a while and just waiting to switch it up.  I don’t recommend doing this with your spouse!

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And, that peaceful , Zen feeling in my inner core started to get worried (that’s what happens when you are Type- A, OCD personality) that my boys were going to  hijack the empty shelves for their treasures:

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So I started slooowly adding back pieces for each shelf. I found these cute baskets at Joanne’s when I went there to purchase fabric.  I never really shop at Joanne’s, so it’s kind of a new find for me!

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I snatched up all 3 on the clearance shelf (the factv that I found my new baskets on a shelf to put on my shelf is not lost on this girl)!  But, these are cute baskets.   3-DSC_0657

I knew exactly what I was going to store in these cute little guys! I love them!

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And, now the boys know where to put the ping pong balls:  08-DSC_0727

Now that I had the ping pong paddles and balls stored away I wanted to add a few things on the shelves that had fairly good percentage of not breaking. I found this wire basket in the patio section of Target’s clearance section last fall. I added a little burlap and greenery and it looks great. And, it’s pretty much indestructible.

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I didn’t want matchy matchy on the shelves, but I wanted a pop of green on the opposite side of the fireplace so I added this greenery on the right side of the fireplace:  09-DSC_0728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, then I had a top shelf that was just too big for most of my stuff, so I guess you could say I found a seat holder like they have at the Oscars. Here’s my bulky basket holding onto this spot so the boys don’t steal if for their Nerf guns:

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Here are the final photos of the after:
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Loving the look.  FYI.. the Chicago Bulls trash can (which stores… you guessed it.. more balls) was a compromise with the boys!   DSC_0683

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more view.  I found the Tic Tac Toe board on clearance at Target in February!   DSC_0681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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