The Painted Door
It’s 11:42 pm after a long weekend at the beach and I turn to my husband and say, “I feel like painting something.” He looks at his watch and says, “Well go ahead, but I am going to bed.” I didn’t want to do anything mentally challenging. I thought to myself “Light bulb” (in my best Gru voice) “a painted door, is a perfect late night project”. So I began painting the powder room door black. I had no latex, so I busted out my black chalk paint, Licorice by Shabby Paints. Four steps, Three coats of paint, Two products, One painted door and 45 min of work then I was DONE!
I had black painted doors in our old house and I loved the way it looked. So now that I am in the South I feel like the style fits here even more, I feel like a painted door is right from a page in a Southern Living Magazine. The hall is not impressive in any way but I do think this will give it quite some interest. When I finish this painted door then work on the few other ones I have on the main floor of the house.
Step 1: Lightly sand with 220 grit sand paper (due to the shine of the semi gloss latex that was on the door, if you don’t have this shine you can skip this step)
Step 2: Clean door with water/vinegar mix. 505/50 and a splash of blue dawn dish soap. Rinse surface with clean water and a clean rag.
Step 3: Paint surface with color of choice. Took me three thin coats, only THREE, to go from extreme bright white to solid bold black! I love the great coverage this paint has! Seriously, this project took about three ounces of paint!
Total cost for paint was – $6
Step 4: Sealer, chalk paint needs to be sealed to be protected and to keep clean. I used Black ReVax to seal this door. The Black ReVax leaves no streaks on the black licorice colored chalk paint surface like other sealers can.
One thing I loved about this project is I didn’t even take the door off the hinges! Because these products are non-toxic and VOC free I painted right there in my tiny powder room and hall with no headaches from fumes! Got to love that! I hope the hubby likes it. I don’t think he will have expected a painted door as my late night project, LOL!
Would you go bold and paint your interior doors?
I hope the hubby likes it. I don’t think he will have expected a painted door as my late night project. I would love to hear what color or better yet, if you have done it, upload an image to the gallery and leave a link in the comments! (Comment link is found at the top left of this post.)
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