Change a Space with a Painted Door


I’ve been so busy painting things for other people, that it was nice to take some time and paint something in my own home for a change.  Nothing huge, but sometimes the little things make all the difference, right?  Like a painted door, for instance.  Our garage door has gone from white, to black and now to a pretty shade of gray.  This post contains some affiliate links.

Let’s go back to where it started.  This is where we installed board and batten (but before we painted the walls – the first time).

I managed to snap a quick photo (just barely) before the board and batten was installed.


board and batten-wm

Then the walls got an update (Palladian Blue, Benjamin Moore):

Then the door got brought up to speed with the help of some black paint:

Then I painted the walls. Again.  This time in Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter

And just like that, with a little help from my friend Benjamin Moore (Chelsea Gray) the hallway takes on a whole new look.  Sometimes the little changes can really change the whole vibe of a space.  And yes, if you’re paying attention, I stained the built-ins on the left in the same way that I did our front door and our breakfast bar.  General Finishes Java Gel is a miracle worker.


It took our front door from this:

To this:

And our breakfast bar transformation



  • Reply
    Cyndi J
    August 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I just painted the inside of my front door on Saturday! In fact, it’s the same style as yours. I went with a light gray (white metal by Behr), which is the same gray that I painted the walls in the foyer, living/dining room, and kitchen. I’m glad to hear that you like the General Finishes java gel because I bought it to refinish a dresser and night stand.

  • Reply
    August 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Wow I can’t beleive you did all that painting. I like your paint choices.

  • Reply
    Kelly T
    August 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve been wanting to paint my interior doors black for a while now but couldn’t get my hubby on to the idea of it now that I can show him how beautiful yours look I may be able to finally get those black doors after all!! Love how it looks and love the rug that ties it all together!!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.