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.
Ok…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.
Let’s make the best of it! The right paint can fix anything 🙂
The 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.
One coat of primer and two coats of paint completely modernized these doors! Now, I think I can live with this look for a while 🙂
The 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.
The 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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