Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If You Don't Like it, Paint it!

I hated this flat hollow door,
smack dab in the middle of my
dining room.

I've shown this before,
but I decided to show
it again, because it's
been such a favorite of

I bought a beautiful
vintage screen door
to put there instead,
but it was way too big

I bought an old window
pane door, but it wasn't
the right size either...

What have I always done
when I couldn't get something
to fit or work out...
I painted it, yep I did!

Here's what I did with that old
flat door.

It's really hard to see, but I decided
this door was going to be a 3 panel door!

Yes I did!
 First, I measured out the 3 panels,
then I drew the 'Pantry' lettering.

 I started by painting the top panel,
basically it's just a shadow,
giving the illusion of a panel...

Next I painted the lettering on,
it took some time to get this part done,
but I'm happy with how it turned out!

Then I painted the chalkboard paint onto
the two bottom panels!

Huge difference right away!

I was loving it already!

You can tell I was excited, the paints still wet!

We love it this way,
 and our Grand kiddos probably
love it even more!

There's one slight problem
with it though...

Well maybe a big problem,
I didn't sand off the door paint,
and you've probably guessed,
the door paint is a good oil base
paint, and the chalkboard paint isn't.

So, the first time brand new chalk
was used, it scratched the chalkboard
paint right off, leaving what I wrote
as a constant reminder of what I
shouldn't do...I do know better.
So, sometime soon, I will have
the job of sanding it all off and
starting over...

But you know what?
It'll be worth it, because
I looove this old door now!

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My Romantic Home,
for her wonderful new
 Please go check out everyone's
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Always, Debbie~


jojo said...

Fantastic idea! It will be worth the re-do...you are so freakin' creative!! How were the islands?

A Few Pennies said...

Awesome! I'm glad you reposted 'cause I missed the first one. I love this idea!

Crystal said...

What a wonderful idea!!! It looks great!

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! what a great idea! You did a fantastic job of painting that door!!!!
Looks wonderful!

Leann said...

Great idea - and two times is the charm or is that dare I say it - three times:)

Love the idea!


Danielle Bailey said...

This is late but still you done a great job on this! From plain-looking to a nice-looking, your pantry door definitely got a taste of your creativeness. And it's amazing to think that you only used one paint for this project. #Danielle @ VinylumeInc.com