This proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a huge home decor impact! This painted interior door is a show stopper and is the perfect accent to this farmhouse inspired kitchen and dining area.
Ever have a moment when you finish a project, step back, and say “Why didn’t I do that sooner?” Those are exactly my feelings for this simple and affordable upgrade that didn’t cost me a dime!
You may remember that we made over this area a few months ago. (see that post for all details on our DIY brick wall, paint colors, and so much more!)
We were racing against the clock to have it done in 6 weeks (and I was in my first trimester so I wasn’t feeling so energetic or motivated…).
I originally really wanted a Dutch door in this space. I STILL really want a Dutch door in this space! We ran out of time and motivation, so I just left it white. It was fine. There was nothing wrong with it.
But now, a few months later, I kept staring at that door thinking “it could be so much better”. Weird, right? But that’s totally how my mind works!
I asked my Instagram friends (you’re following along, right?!) if they thought I should paint it and the answer was a resounding YES.
So I picked up my paintbrush, pulled my paint out of our creepy old house basement, and got painting. It cost me zero dollars. It took just a few hours (with waiting time between coats of course). And I thought – “Why didn’t I do this sooner?!”
Now, I’ll be 100% honest with you. I almost didn’t share this space with you yet. You know why? I bet you can guess if you stare at the pictures long enough.
That dang doorknob. *eyeroll*
I have a glass knob I got off of an old door, and I was so excited to replace this ugly old knob with that beautiful one…but of course it’s never that easy. We basically have to re-fit the whole thing, and honestly? Just didn’t have time for that right now.
We’ll do it someday! And you know I’ll share! But for now, I’ll love the view from far away and not focus on that ugly old door knob. And I figured I’d let you guys know that too. It’s OK to not have everything done all the time.
Making a house a home takes TIME. It takes a whole lot of time to figure out what you love and what will look best in the home you’re living in. Take lots of pictures along the way, never stop gathering up inspiration, and enjoy the process!
And I’m pretty proud of how this space has transformed in just a few years. I won’t let an ugly doorknob get in the way of that 😉
PS – the door color is “Wrought Iron” by Benjamin Moore. See how it looks in other places in our homes by clicking on this picture:
All of the details about the paint color for this room can be found here.
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Love the door! It’s amazing what paint can do… and I didn’t even notice the doorknob!
Aw thank you Claire!! So sweet of you!
Ashley J says
I love it!! Makes such a big difference and I love little projects that you can just use supplies you already have. I’ve been wanting to do this to the interior side of my front door but I’m wondering what finish of paint did you use? Satin? And did you put any kind of coating on it? Thank you so much!
I totally should have put that in the post – so sorry! This is actually semi-gloss, but I might have even chosen satin if I could do it over. But it’s what I already had on hand 🙂 I didn’t finish it with anything, but you could protect with a polycrylic (which is water based and doesn’t yellow over time)
Lindsay P. says
Where did you get your hanging clock? I have been looking for a clock FOREVER and this one looks perfect for my wall.
Beautiful! Love everything about it. Where did you get your wall clock?