You all know by now that I am feverishly working on our Patio for the Home Depot Style Challenge. I had a nice organized little list of things that needed to be done, and then I swiftly picked up a paint brush & attacked our doors even though there was no talk of any makeovers on their part & even though it was only 40 degrees outside.
Why? Because I have loads of free time on my hands you might say?!? Negative. I had NO time to start this project, but in the end I am thrilled that I did. I didn’t even take before shots because I didn’t think there would be that big of a difference. Boy was I wrong. So let’s reference some old shots shall we?
They are already black right?! Well, when I painted the doors black a few years back I apparently had on my lazy pants (you have those right?) & decided I liked the look of the black doors with the white trim. Really I just talked myself into that as to not have to paint the mullions. I told ya. Lazy Pants.
So after the painting bug hit me a few days ago I just went for it.
I used Rustoleum’s Door Paint in Black… Now here’s the lowdown on this product. It’s got some negative reviews, but this is the second time I have used it & I am a FAN! Our doors have Metal, Wood & Plastic components & it works well on all of them. The plastic parts did need a second coat, but I rarely go into any project with the expectation there will be only one coat. It dries in a timely manner with little to no brush marks & has a nice satin finish. Plus, a little goes a long way.
And when it came to the mullions, I used this trick from Diane over at In My Own Style… Genius!
I still had to use a razor blade to get a few paint streaks off the windows, but nothing like in the past.
Such a time saver! Thanks DIANE!
I also decided to paint the wood trim around the doors too. Which also involved painting the housing for our magnetic screen doors too… I think painting the trim gave the doors a chic look & made more of a statement. It completely dressed up the patio & is helping to take it to the next level.
I wish I could share more photos, but there is no way to without giving away more of the deck progress!
Much better right?!? I think so, & I suppose that is all that matters.
If you are looking for some more inspiration on the change that a little black paint can make, you have to go over & see my post on Mohawk Flooring’s Blog, Creative Home. Love Black Walls!!