There’s nothing like having a blog with recorded posts to remind me about my very slow progress with projects! A long while back, I painted our interior foyer door black and vowed that I would do the rest of the interior doors, one at a time. Well…. flash forward a little over a year, and I have painted one more! I hope I’m not the only one who moves at a snail’s pace with my home! The best time for me to paint is at night. The house is quiet and I can concentrate on what I’m doing. But, it’s also not the best lighting! So, it probably takes me even longer, because I want to make sure I get in every crevice so that I don’t have to take the paint brush back out the next day to fix what I have missed. I literally had a flash light to the door to catch any missed spots! And anytime you are painting a very dark color over a light one, there’s always the need for at least 2-3 coats. OK, so with all of my complaining, you can now see why I waited a year to do a second door. 🙂 I chose to paint our kitchen door next, which goes into our newly finished basement. After all that work, here she is…
I am really happy with how it turned out! As with the foyer, I went with Dragon’s Breath by Benjamin Moore. It’s a muddy gray/brown/black color that is so soft and neutral. I like the way it pops against our builder grade faux brass door knobs, making them feel more current. The paint is in a semi gloss finish, which will clean up nicely and gives a fun, shiny style to the door.
Erin Taylor says
I love your gray door. It really pops beautifully against the white molding.
Simply LKJ says
Love it! I am glad to see you kept the trim white. We painted the back of our front door dark to go with our staircase and I love it…wanted to paint the others, but didn't want to paint the trim as well.
Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door says
I am loving that color! Great work!
Calypso In The Country says
I love the color – nice job! I am pretty slow with my projects too…nice to know I am not alone!
Lisa @ Shine Your Light says
Your doors look great! I love the color you went with!!!
I did my interior doors black this year. Painted one in January….primed a couple others in March….and finally bit the bullet and did the rest of them in one weekend. So glad I tackled them all – I love the way they changed my house!
Jessica Christian says
The neutral color looks so decent and nice! Just love it to bits. Doors can really change the feel of any place.
Could you please suggest me more neutral colors like this? Really want to re-do my doors.
Andrea Mowery says
The color is great! I am also slow with projects.
Once I laid all my materials out for a paint effect on an accent wall, and put it in a closet so when I had time I could just bring them all out to do the job. They stayed in that closet for so long that the painting effect went out of style. I packed all the materials back into storage with the rest of the painting stuff. Easiest project ever!
William Gulliver says
If you don't have enough budget to remodel everything at once, it's wise to work on them one at a time. You've done a great job in repainting your foyer door as well as this kitchen door. I hope to see other fantastic colors as you continue painting them one door at a time. 🙂
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Tona Khouri says
I like this Dragon’s Breath color over the black one. But I guess I’m partial to gray and those soft/neutral tones. They definitely look great for doors inside the house. Btw, how many coats did you use to get this tone?
Tona @ Integrity Alaska