I found myself with a "day off" yesterday as Kendall and Landon were spending time with their little sister, Raegan, who celebrated a first birthday. I have had a project on my mind for quite a while and decided to go for it! I read several decorating/home decor blogs and I have seen a trend to painting interior doors. Rhoda at Southern Hospitality was the first blogger I was aware of to post on this new trend and I know Rhoda's house is beautiful so I decided to give it a shot here at Nanaland. We have lived in our townhouse for five years now and slowly but surely I am taking it from Builder Beige to making it home sweet home. Our house is also built in a Shot Gun style meaning that when you enter the front door you can see all the way to the back door. I have used several decorating tricks to keep my house from appearing to be a bowling alley.:) And this project will fall into that category of tricks.
Here is the before shot...A plain back door leading to the garage. In fact you can see out into the garage through the glass on the door. If I had my choice, I would have a solid door there. I did use Gallery Glass on the windows to make the panes appear to resemble "old wavy glass".
And here is the "after". With the help of a paint specialist at Sherwin Williams, I came up with the color, Tricorn Black. Apparently I am not the only person who is painting interior doors! Some bloggers have painted all their interior doors black but I decided to just paint two doors in my home. So where is the other door?
I was very pleased with how my project turned out. As most decorators will tell you, every room needs a bit of black to ground it. Another project is completed but as you home owners know, it will not be the last one.