Painted Interior Doors

When we bought Oak Cottage almost 17 years ago

we spent about 4 weeks working on it before we ever moved in.

We loved the solid wooden doors that were all over the house….

so thankful they were not the hollow-core ones!

But…because of the openness of the house plan, and the fact

that there were nine doors that could be seen almost

all at once…..that was a lot of plain, white doors.

We wanted to do something fun with them.

So right after we painted all the walls…

we painted the doors…….

in a fun harlequin pattern.

It was so easy, and I did all the doors

in the whole house in one day.

It takes longer to tape them off than to paint them.

I thought I’d share about our doors this week because

after having them this way for almost 17 years we are

 thinking about doing something a little different.

{Well, it’s on that 2012 list of 573 things

we want to do in the house, so…….}

But just in case it makes the cut for this year,

I thought I’d share them before they were changed.

If you’d like to add some fun to your doors

they don’t’ have to be solid wood; but they do

have to be flat…without panels…for this particular project/pattern.

Here’s what you need:

1. Painter’s tape or frog tape

2. Spray paint or regular paint in choice of color {we used an antiqued brass on our doors}

Here’s how ya do it:

1. Make sure doors are clean…wash them well and let them dry.

2. Tape off your pattern with the painter’s tape or frog tape. We did a harlequin pattern by measuring the door and sectioning it into thirds. We wanted a large diamond in the middle and then half of one on the top and bottom to look like a continuing pattern.  Mark any measurements or markings that you need to make in pencil. You could do all sorts of fun patterns….checkerboard, stripes, color blocks, etc.  If you have  a lot of doors that are seen at once…I would suggest doing them all the same pattern and color. I have done many different patterns on other doors over the years….it make such a fun statement!

3. Once your pattern is marked off with the tape be sure to cover the area around the door…the floor, etc. to protect it as you paint.

4. Spray or brush paint your marked-off door! {We used spray paint and had all nine doors done in under 45 minutes…..but brush painting will work just as well.}

5.  Allow the paint to dry and then carefully remove the tape.

Tah-dah! A fun door!

You can see what we did to our kitchen door here.

Hope your week is off to a great start….I think we are well and ready to tackle the week.

Happy Monday~

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10 thoughts on “Painted Interior Doors

  1. That’s is sooooo fun looking! Glad you took a chance and didn’t leave everything plain jane. Houses should have bits of humor. Tutorial made it sound fairly easy, so thanks for that.

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