Paint It Black - What a Difference a Door Color Makes
By Stephanie White on July 03, 2013
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We recently started working on our front entrance by replacing our ugly uninspiring light fixture with a DIY chandelier made with coffee filters, something that reflects us both very well as we both love some fine brewed java. Next on the dusty to-do list was painting the front door which we wanted to scream glam, so inspired by our trip to Paris we painted it black and white, similar to the style of the famous French fashion designer Coco Channel.
“I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” – Chanel.
For this project we taped the outer frame of the door, the knob, hinges, and the two rectangles in the lower section of the door using painters tape. Next we sanded the door to remove existing bumps, and gave the door a wash before we began painting with the leftover paint we had from our Chevron Bathroom.
Painting the door went quickly, as we only needed 3 coats of paint which we applied with a paint brush around the edges, and then a foam roller to give a smoother finish.
Still to do:
- Paint the walls
- Get a colourful rug
- Paint the floor vent to match the floors
- Add crown moulding /thicken baseboard moulding
- Replace door knob
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