Our home is finally getting to the point that little cosmetic projects seem do-able. When we first moved in, there was SO much that needed to be done that it was difficult to ever imagine being at this point…but here we are! One minute you’re online looking this Doors Toronto company trying to pick which door would be nice in your home and the next you’re painting your door to try and match the one you really liked online.
I had been considering painting our doors for quite a while, but projects like that seemed, at one point, reserved for some day in “the future” when things calmed down a little. I guess Henry’s long nap that day was enough of a “calm down” period and as soon as he woke up, we made a trip to Home Depot to pick up some paint.
I was a little nervous to make such a big change, but I’m not one to shy away from a risk when it comes to our home. It’s a good thing too…since some of the “riskiest” choices turn out the best!
By the way: you know how I know I’ve married the right man? This is the phone conversation we had shortly before I left to get paint:
Me: Hey, I have an idea for a little project at home. I want to surprise you…are you going to be mad if I just do it?
Brandon: No, go for it.
Me: Are you nervous?
Me: I am.
Brandon: Well now I’m a little nervous! Hey I have to go – good luck! Have fun!
LOL. That guy sure trusts me – even when I’m “surprising” him with a project I’m nervous about.
I started with the inside of the front door, but as soon as that was finished I moved on to another door…and another. Just a warning: this is addicting. I stopped myself at just our doors that lead to the outside, but dark painted doors would look so pretty on all interior doors too.
Paint tip: No matter what color I choose, I always use my favorite type of paint: Home Depot’s Behr Paint + Primer.* I chose the color “wrought iron” by Benjamin Moore, so I just took the paint color’s number in to the Home Depot paint counter and had them match it. This is a great way to get the exact color you want in the exact type of paint you like!
Another tip: start with any grooves/panels in your door using a paint brush. Then go over all of the flat parts with a roller. The roller is a lot faster, covers up your brush strokes, and rolls on a lot more smoothly than a brush alone.
What are your thoughts: love it or hate it? Would you ever paint your doors?
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