Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I did it! Painted my patio doors black!


I have been thinking about doing this for a while and finally decided to dive in and do it.  NO REGRETS - I love it!  I don't want to show off too much of my kitchen until it is closer to being done but I just had to share my new black doors.  (Pay no attention to the green ceiling and messy room).

I decided not to paint the door casing so it is consistent with the rest of the trim in the room and I love the way the white frames out the black.  It also keeps the black from being too overwhelming.

I painted the doors with a brush and used about four coats of Martha Stewart paint which is on clearance at Home Depot since it is discontinued.  So I was able to get this huge change for less than $7.00.  YAY!  I spray painted the window grids outside.  Here is the before:


I have removed the wall treatment on the slanted wall and I have bought blue ceiling paint to cover the green ceiling that is there now.  I bought blue wall paint to cover over the very bright green and I love the few changes I have made already.

I am working on the slanted wall treatment.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do and then I found a picture which perfectly exemplified the idea in my head.  (I love Google!)  Here is my inspiration picture from the blog Infarrantly Creative.  She did an amazing job on her wall.

Ok, that is my progress thus far.  I have all of my paint and materials so hopefully in the next few days I can make some headway on the entire kitchen.  More pics to follow!

7 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see the wall treatment you are going to dsso!
    Christime

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    1. Thanks Christine! The wall treatment is almost done - I just have to sand it and paint it. I will post it soon!

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  2. It is so much better! It’s the right not to paint the door casing as well because honestly, I wouldn’t have liked it any other way. It has more character, and as long as it is comfortable and easy to slide, there wouldn’t be much of a problem. It’s just a bonus that you have fine-looking doors, which give you pleasure and satisfaction just by simply sliding them open. :D Thumbs up!

    Nancy Ferdinand

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  3. I certainly agree with Nancy! I think the black paint suits your patio door better. The color visually separates your door from the white wall, and makes it stand out from the rest of the space. Also, black gives your door a sophisticated feel. The white one looks cool too, but I’d rather go with black, ‘cause you can never go wrong with a black door!

    -Keven Sumrell

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    1. Thanks Kevin - I agree. I didn't hate my white doors but once I started painting them black and stepped back I knew I made the right decision. Next up is to point the kitchen window black - hopefully it will afford the same "wow".

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  4. Great! The black paint of the patio door made the room quite cozy. Well, that is because both black and white are two contrasting shades that can make a bold statement. I like the idea that you did not paint the door casing. If you did, it would have just overdone the black, which would not look good at all. Good job, Tracy!

    -Marla Hinds

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    1. Thank you Marla! I agree with the door casing. I could always paint it later but it would be very difficult to "unpaint" it. :-)

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