Modernizing Interior Doors by Painting White

If you have been following for a while, you know I am on a painting adventure in our home. If it can be painted…it will be painted. The next victims are these dark brown double doors that open into our office.

IMG_0070Ok…etched glass..Really? Uhhh..well..alright…I’m stuck with it for a while until it can be replaced. Don’t get me wrong…I don’t dislike etched glass…it just doesn’t fit with the style of our french country home.

IMG_0071Let’s make the best of it! The right paint can fix anything 🙂

IMG_0072The doors had a fairly thick coat of polyurethane on them, so I gave them a light sanding with medium grade sandpaper HERE. I like using sponges instead of paper, I find them easier to hold and maneuver.

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Next, I used blue painters tape HERE around the glass, door handles, and lock. I’m not the neatest painter so I really need to use tape to make the sides and corners look as clean and crisp as possible.

IMG_5456Since our kitchen renovation HERE, I am a huge fan of this Benjamin Moore paint HERE and primer HERE for cabinets, doors and wood surfaces.

IMG_5457One coat of primer and two coats of paint completely modernized these doors! Now, I think I can live with this look for a while 🙂

IMG_5458The stained glass looks much better on white doors than brown. The paint color is the same color I used on our kitchen cabinets – Sand Dollar – paint by Benjamin Moore, and I used a semi-gloss finish.

IMG_5459The white tray table next to the doors used to be brown as well, a fresh coat of milk paint HERE made all the difference.

Have anything in your house you want to modernize? Give paint a try…you’ll be amazed.

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16 thoughts on “Modernizing Interior Doors by Painting White

  1. Denise, you are amazing with paint!! Even Christmas stocking hangars, chargers, candle sticks!! I am so impressed. Hope Benjamin Moore is giving you a discount!! That is my favorite paint also.

    1. Thanks Donna! Paint is magical right?! Such an inexpensive way to change the look of something…and yes Benjamin Moore is an awesome paint!

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