If you follow me on Pinterest (and you really should be!) you would know that I have a board called “Black Doors”. I fell in love with the look of interior black doors months and months ago, but didn’t know if I would love them in our house. Well, I did paint the inside of the front doors black a looonnggg time ago – you can check them out here in the post about painting the floor tiles. I was especially worried about it in the hallway to the kids bedrooms, since there isn’t any natural light in there at all. But after months of deliberation, and much trepidation, I finally said “What the heck?! If it’s not everything I imagined it to be, I can always repaint every. single. door.” So I said a quick prayer that I would love them because no one in their right mind wants to repaint over black doors…and proceeded to paint all the interior doors in the house black.
Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black in satin, to be exact. Except for the bedrooms and the bathrooms, the rest of the house is painted in Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, and Tricorn Black is the perfect shade to go with it and the white trim.
Here are a few before shots…
Oh, how I abhor those floors! I can not wait to replace it with wood, but for now, I silently curse the nasty grout lines and broken tiles when I vacuum. Unfortunately it is in the entire house, except for the bedrooms, so that’s a lot of cursing.
And finally, the doors to our master bedroom…
Of course, I wiped down all the doors before I started. I did not sand them, but I did prime them.
According to the paint gods, the gray primer is supposed to help the black paint cover better. It still took three coats of black paint to get a solid black door, so I can’t even imagine how many coats it would have taken if I didn’t use the tinted primer.
I was trying to make sure to document all the steps I took, including started the primer in the insets of the doors, you know, so I could write a proper how-to post… yeah, that didn’t happen. I didn’t take any more pictures until after I was completely done with the last door. Sorry!
There are a total of eleven doors, so the priming was done on one day. Then the three coats of paint took a few more days. And finally, this is what we ended up with.
Here’s a view of the master bedroom doors from the living room.
In the kitchen…
Let’s just say that the kitchen cabinets are on my list of things to paint too. And getting rid of those knobs. UGH. If I could, I’d re-do everything about the kitchen, except for the black doors
I was playing with the camera on a tripod today, and got a pretty good shot of the living room, with the kitchen reflected in the mirrors showing off the black door above…
I was pretty excited to finally get some not so blurry pictures in the house. That tripod made all the difference!
Can’t you just imagine how fabulous the kitchen will look with white cabinets?! As you can see, I still haven’t moved the red cabinet to it’s new spot in the breakfast area. I’ll get there eventually.
So, what do you think? Do you love the black doors as much as I do? I think they add so much drama to the house. And this house needs a little drama.
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