Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black painted interior doors

Last week I shared how our kitchen remodel was coming along and our completed pantry. I loved the look of our newly painted pantry door so much that I decided to paint the rest of our main floor doors as well.



Here are some before and after shots.
The view from our kitchen down the main hallway.

                     

The door to our half bath.

                         

Entryway coat closet.

                   

I removed the doors and all the hardware before painting. I used a semi gloss interior paint on the doors {Glidden-onyx black}. I spray painted all of the brass hinges and even the door knobs with Rustoleum Universal Metallic paint and primer in one {satin nickel finish}.

To make the painting process easier my husband fastened the  hinges and doorknobs onto pieces of wood.



To keep the doors off the floor so I could paint both sides my husband screwed pieces of wood to both ends of the door.  This way when one side was still drying we could flip the door over and paint the other side.




It took three coats of paint, but it was worth all the work. We love the look of the black doors! Plus the black hides all those dirty little handprints!




In the meantime I am still patiently waiting for our new countertops to be delievered. I'll keep you updated on our kitchen progress!

                                                                                         Amy

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65 comments:

  1. That looks great! I've been wanting to do this. Maybe a dark grey. This is the only thing Hubs and I have disagreed on in the house. :/

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  2. This looks ahmaaaazing! I love it. This makes me want to run and buy the paint tonight and start. Wonderful. The before and after shots really show the impact of the black door. It changes everything! Did you paint both sides? Probably, right? I have heard that painted door knobs chip and the paint comes off. Maybe you had a trick? I love it!
    Karen

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    1. Yes, I painted front, back and sides of all doors. I made sure to use the spray paint with primer so I hope the finish on the door knobs lasts, I'll keep you posted!

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    2. Wondering how the door knob paints holding up....

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  3. I would think it would turn out very dark but I love it!

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  4. They look amazing! okay, I've been playing around with the idea of doing this too... this just makes me want to grab my paintbrush and get to work!

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  5. I love the black. I would never have thought of doing that.

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  6. That looks really good! Definitely better than white. Makes it more elegant, in my opinion. Now you've got me thinking about my own door.....
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

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  7. I really like the contrary of the black with the wall color and white trim. White is such a bad idea in my opinion.

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    1. I was always cleaning my white doors. I think the black will hide all those little fingerprints much better!

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  8. This is stunning! Such a great idea and a super high-end look! We built a house a couple of years ago...wonder if the Hubbs would let me do this! :) I’m pinning this… Visiting from the Polka Dots on Parade Link Party! I love making new friends…come check out my space sometime!
    http://www.facebook.com/linleyhouse or http://www.linleyhouse.com/2013/03/easy-spring-wreath.html
    -Sarah

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  9. Wow! This is stunning! What a fantastic job! What a huge difference it makes!
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  10. Yes they do look great. Just stunning. What a statement.

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  11. They look amazing! We are in the midst of doing all of ours in a charcoal grey. I think it makes such a huge difference in person.

    You can pop by and see if you'd like! We just bought our first house and are top to bottom redecorating and renovating.

    Your home is lovely!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

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  12. I LOVE the blak doors and the thought that It will hide any fingerprints or dirtyness! I will pin this for later and see if I can talk my hubby into it! LOL I would love it if you could link this up at my linky party today at www.juliakendrick.com! Hope you have a great day! Julia

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  13. Your doors look great Amy! I think dark doors get a bad rap but you show otherwise! Now to convince my hubs that we need to do this!

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  14. Oh wow! What a dramatic difference. I've thought of doing the backside of the front door black, but then I chicken out.

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    1. I say "go for it"! It's just paint after all, if you don't like it you can always repaint it!

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  15. I love black and this makes it really pop!! Stunning.
    Our party is live now, and we would like to invite you to share this there: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/
    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  16. Such a dramatic change. I love the sophistication it adds. I've been wanting to paint black doors forever.

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  17. Wow! I love the doors painted black. They look so fabulous! How many coats of paint did you have to do on each door? You are the painting queen!

    I just love your home Amy. You have put so much love and hard work into it and it definitely shows. I can't wait for your kitchen reveal - I know it will be great.

    Lori
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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    1. Thanks Lori! You are too sweet as always!

      The doors took about three coats of paint per side!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. I never would have thought black doors would look so good! I'm going to pin this for design inspiration. Stopping by from Inspire Me Please Blog Hop.
    www.carriethishome.com

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  19. Beautiful! I am loving the painted interior door trend lately! It looks so nice with the stripes. I found you at "Inspire Me Please"--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  20. Looks great! I love the contrast of the black doors and the white trim!

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  21. I too have painted all my interior doors black except our exterior doors. 1 is pink and 1 is red. I love the look of them. I would love it if you would share this at my link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

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  22. Our doors in the cottage are painted black as well! Love the look, and yes- it hides the dirt :) Lovely!

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  23. I LOVE the results! Makes me want to tackle all my doors too! thanks for linking up to monday funday!

    kelly @ view along the way

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  24. Stunning!! I've never thought of doing black doors even though I have a lot of black and white in my house already.

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  25. Looks so nice! The doors and walls look excellent together and it all pops!
    Great job!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  26. I love this look and have been wanting to paint my pantry door. I am so impressed that you took them all down and created a system for painting them! Your husband's a great assistant:) They look great!
    XO,
    Christy
    Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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  27. Your doors turned out beautiful! I love black interior doors-may do that someday when I brave up.

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  28. They're gorgeous, Amy! Who knew that a little paint could make such a fabulous transformation?! I love them! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  29. What are the two different colors you used for your stripes on the walls? This looks wonderful!

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  30. I really like this look! It really changes the whole area;)
    Visiting from E & Co

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  31. I am in love with your black doors. I seriously think I have to do this!! What paint color are the stripes on your hallway? It's fabulous.

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    1. Thankyou Natalie! The hall colors are Valspar barnwood {darker color} and Valspar khaki {lighter color}. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  32. can you share the colors you used for the stripes on the walls? visiting from http://supermissfits.blogspot.com/ I love the black doors! Do you think it would look good if I have three doors all together in a small hallway like a U shape? Theres a bedroom and on either side of the U bathroom and pantry door??? Too much in one area???

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  34. How have your doors help up with the kids? scratches, dust, etc... thanks

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    1. The doors have held up really well! No scratches at all even with a small dog who sometimes scratches on our basement door when he wants up or down. Dust hasn't been an issue either, I've only wiped them down once since painting. All in all I am still thrilled with them! Thanks for coming by!

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  35. *held up not help up.. thanks just wondered about durability

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  36. Hi, cool post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will probably be subscribing to your blog. Keep up great writing!!!

    wholesale knotty alder doors

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  37. Love them. I'm doing mine too!

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  39. Hi! Love it! Having a hard time deciding which black to use.. What did you use and in what finish?
    Thank you!
    Jeannette

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  40. I think giving a room a new color of paint makes it look a lot nicer. I've acquired an interior paint supply in Oregon because I paint my house all the time, at least it seems that way.

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  41. Hello, I just wondered how the handles and hinges are holding up? I have the ugly gold handles and painting them would be a huge cost saver till we could afford to replace them. Your doors look great, and I love the hints about painting the handles and the board you screwed to the doors to keep them off the ground.
    Thanks,
    Hilary

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  42. Hello! The doors look great. I had seen a post where a woman painted all her interior doors black before, but forgot about it until now. I love it and am thinking maybe, just maybe I can convince my fiance.... Just a quick tip, if anyone is looking to do this look as well, using a tinted primer will really help in reducing the amount of coats needed to cover the white door. Love your blog!!
    Joyce

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  43. Hi
    That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! Lol Door Accessories

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  44. I love the way that your doors turned out with the black semi gloss paint. I am going to be helping my brother in-law paint his front door with that same type of paint this next weekend. He needs help on a few projects so I figured that I could help him out on the weekends.

    Jason|http://www.millerpaint.com/

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  45. The doors are very pretty and fantastic with beautiful colors that match with the colors of the home.
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  46. I am curious...what color are the walls? And how did you get the long wide stripes so perfect in the hall?

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  47. I painted my doors over the summer and there are a few places where the paint is chipping (on the pantry and garage doors that people use often). Any suggestions on how to fix this or paint and prevent it front happening again? It was good sherwin williams paint.

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  48. Love Love Love the black doors. I've been threatening to paint our doors black but have been a little nervous about it. This post confirms that it would be beautiful! Saw this on pinterest. So glad I did.
    Sherry

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  49. I removed the doors and all the hardware before painting. I used a semi gloss interior paint on the doors {Glidden-onyx black}. I spray painted ... iinteriordoors.blogspot.com

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  50. PERFECT IDEA for my new walk in closet (aka teen going off to college bedroom)!

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  51. Would you please share the paint color?

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  52. Did you spray paint your doors too or use a brush? What color did you use in the doors

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  53. Trying to buy the exact paint and was wondering if this was the Glidden Duo primer and paint in Onyx?? Thank you so much! Your such an inspiration

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  54. Wow!!!! I'm convinced!! I litterally have my door sanded and primed.. was still hesitating on the white v grey v black .. still worried that the black
    Will close a hall down ? Make it smaller?? What do you think ?

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