Do you ever look around your home and it looks boring and drab and you wish you could change it up a little bit, just to add a new flavor to your decor? I recently felt this way. I love my home decor, but every now and then a little refresher can be exciting and go a long way. I learned that with the help of a new paint color and a little TLC, a simple home improvement changeup can make a big difference!
My family spends the majority of our time in the Kitchen, so that is usually an area I desire to make changes to, and thanks to the show Fixer Upper… I come up with way too many new ideas! One thing I had been desiring to change is our pantry door. I found it to be boring and dirty most of the time, thanks to little greasy toddler fingers. We have a very typical white door, and I felt like it was time… it deserved a much needed makeover. I didn’t want to spend the money on purchasing a whole new door, so we opted for a change in color.
Last weekend we took the plunge. My handsome hubby and helpful brother-in-law painted our pantry door… BLACK! It was the perfect transformation. Our plain door went from boring and ignored, to a eye catching statement piece. Our Kitchen colors are a combination of brown, black and red, so it fits in perfectly. Not to mention, it hides dirty little hand prints so much better than the white door did. So if you are looking for a little change, start with paint. It is on the inexpensive side of home makeovers and can add a much needed pop of color. Our pantry door is now the main focal point of our kitchen and we couldn’t be happier with our little color switch-up!
Here is how YOU TOO can change your door color!
1. Purchase your paint.
We selected Behr – Paint & Primer in One in Black Interior Satin Enamel – Deep Base 7300. (Love this rich black color!)
2. Remove hardware off the door.
3. Take your door outside to wash it off with a mixture of TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) and Water. Follow the directions on the TSP box. This will remove any heavy grease or dirt build up.
4. We recommend that before you paint you should put together a homemade painting booth with plastic tarps. This helps to protect your space from being coated in paint, especially if you use a paint sprayer.
5. It’s time to paint! Paint an even coat on the door and then let it dry completely. We had a fan in the garage to speed up this process, so it took about an hour to dry. (We used a paint sprayer to make this process quicker and smoother.)
6. Once your paint has dried, sand the door.
7. Plan on repeating steps 5 & 6. [1. Paint-Dry-Sand.] [2. Paint#2-Dry-Sand.] Repeat with another coat of paint. Depending on the color, thickness and paint you choose, you could paint 3-5 coats, but you only need to sand after the first two coats.
8. Once you have found your desired color and thickness, you are finished! Let the door dry completely.
9. Replace the hardware and re-hang the door. Congratulations on your newly painted door! I hope you love your new splash of color.
Disclaimer : I must admit… I know I am one very blessed lady to have two very helpful and talented men in my life. A very special thank you to my husband and my brother-in-law. Thank you for seeing all of my crazy ideas through, always trusting in my visions, and helping me bring my projects to life!
I love the black! I painted my carport entry door black last year and was surprised at what a difference it made!
Hi Mary, Thank you so much for following Espresso Ever After. This project was so much fun, and really made a huge impact in our kitchen. I like the entry door idea as well… might be my next transformation. I will have to add it to my list! Thanks! Jenna
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