Monday, January 31, 2011

Before and After: Doors

I saw this project a long time ago on Design*Sponge and have been wanting to try it ever since. So we finally got around to completing one door.

We started with this:



We bought trim at Home Depot and attached it to the door after sanding:



A few coats of black paint later... and BAM!





Remind me why I didn't do this sooner?? Only 8 more to go... oh and still need handles!


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29 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

WORLD of difference! Now, if only everyone knew how to turn those builder-standard doors into something so nice.

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

WOW! Huge difference! I have been spray painting all the interior door knobs in my house from gold to black... a big project, but another one that makes a huge difference!

A Delightful Design said...

GREAT job! We looked at a ton of homes yesterday and it's amazing what a difference a good door makes. I'm sure you just added so much value to re-sale and now you can be so proud every time you see your doors! ;-)
abby

Kendra @ House of Ficek said...

LOVE it! Looks so chic now, great choice with the black paint. How much did the trim cost you (if you don't mind)? I've been debating between adding trim or getting the paneled doors that are like $30.

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i have wanted to do the same thing do my doors, i think you may have inspired me!

Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

Great update! Simple with huge impact.

Megan said...

LOVE IT!! Not only the door, but the white trim. Yep - I am for sure going to have to copy you and do this! Thanks for sharing

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

WoW! That door looks so modern now. I love the tranformation. (p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog. The herringbone backsplash took a bit more work than traditional subway tile, but wasn't too difficult.)

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

Oh it looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by TN! I hope you pop by again! Now im going to peruse your goodies!! <3

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

Oh it looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by TN! I hope you pop by again! Now im going to peruse your goodies!! <3

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Great improvement I once tried mine but chickened out, then again my walls are black and that was too much black in one room.

StarletStarlet said...

Very well done!! I cannot wait to see what you'd choose for the hardware!

Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair said...

OMG That is an amazing transformation & I love black doors I hope you dont mind if I forward this link to my husband.

paula said...

looks gorgeous! what a transformation.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous transformation!! And that trim? Brilliant! It makes a world of difference!

Happy Monday Darling! xo

Ms. Manor said...

Looks fabulous!

shealennon said...

Wow, that door looks great! It wouldn't have even occurred to me to do something like that--but I think it's something I could actually do. maybe.

Hana said...

such a difference! now the knob will really pop. xo

SHERRY HART said...

Oh My Gosh...they look amazing!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Oh, I've been dying to try that!! It looks fabulous, great job. :) (And I love the fact that you painted the doors black!)

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

This little project has been on my to-do list for a long time. I think you just bump it up to the top of the list. You did a fantastic job!!

Tobe @ Two Tall Blondes said...

nice!! i am going to be calling you when hubs and i do find this house....you are truly transforming yours!

ravennagirls said...

WHOA! I honestly have been wondering what to do with our doors.... Maybe black (or another dark color) would be this dramatic!

Macy Dawn said...

This is such a great idea! I remember seeing this feature on Design*Sponge and now that we are living in a house with bland, flat doors I may give this a try. Your door turned out A-mazing!

danielle @ take heart said...

love it!!

gina luv said...

oh it makes a big difference. and of course i love the pup in the photo:)gina

Brand New and Beautiful said...

What a brilliant idea! I'm replacing my interior doors and this might be just the thing to make them extra special.

Seagrass Interiors said...

What a fabulous idea!!! Amazing transformation!

Melissa

Michelle said...

Great idea! A shabby looking door now looks elegant and presentable. Who would have thought that it was once ugly and had no character to it? Look at it now; it looks impressive with its color!

Mason Mcnulty @ Renewal by Andersen