The foyer is coming along nicely and I just finished a project I had absolutely no intention of doing - my front door. It was a very pretty solid oak door and sidelights but the other night I got "an itch" to maybe paint it. I know wood purists will be furious but I did keep the actual door natural wood - I just painted the side lights and added a header. It wasn't much work and I am thrilled with the new look.
This is what I started with. I KNOW I KNOW - it is a solid oak door and not meant to be painted. But I just found it to be a little blah. I wanted a change and I struggled for days whether or not to touch this door with the dreaded white paint brush. :-)
So, I started painting and almost as sure as I finished a white side light, I was terrified I had make a mistake. Even when both sidelights were done, I wasn't quite as thrilled as I hoped I would be. It needed something - it was too boring. So I looked around for some scrap wood and I found a 1 x 2, 1 x 4 and 1 x 6 in various colors. I painted them all ultra white with cabinet and trim paint - so thick and creamy its awesome!
I nailed them together to form this header.
I added a piece of crown molding and wa-lah! Instant header. I secured it to the wall with two nails into the studs and some liquid nails.
I really like the result - it adds character and ties in with the rest of the white molding. I have to finish painting it and filling some trim holes but I am quite pleased.
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