DIY This: Gray Painted Interior Doors

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$50
3 Hours
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Doors aren't really one of those things that you think too much about when you rent or buy a house (unless there is something especially hideous or amazing about them), but when you're renovating or building a house from scratch, doors kinda become a major deal. You usually have to shell out some major dough when there are so many to buy! What style of door are you going to go with, hollow core or solid, doorknob choice, and color. I'll get into why we chose the style of door we did in a separate post, but today I want to chat color: our gray painted interior doors.
I knew from the get-go that I wanted our main floor to have totally white walls. I wanted everything to feel bright and airy, and super white walls were the way to get that feel. Once we started to put the doors in though, I realized how they would just fade away into the background and be really pretty dull if they were also white. So I started to think about colors. I wasn't going to go crazy with some overwhelmingly bright hue, as that wouldn't really fit into my mostly-neutral beach house feel that I wanted for our main floor. Once our IKEA Lindigo (now Bobdyn) gray cabinetry was installed in the kitchen, I knew right away that pulling that color through to the interior doors was the way to go. It would help connect the kitchen to the other areas in the open concept space, and it would definitely allow for the doors to stand out.
The first steps involve testing out your grey paints and then, of course, taking the door off the hinges. It makes it that much easier to paint...
To see my door painting method and find out which gray I absolutely fell in the love with (and that matched my Ikea cabinetry), head over to the full blog post here! 
Suggested materials:
  • Paint   (Para)
  • Painter's tape   (hardware store)
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  • Mdo34082455 Mdo34082455 on Sep 11, 2018

    what paint color did you use on the walls please?

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  • Terry Cox Terry Cox on Aug 27, 2015
    how do you keep the edges from sticking? i painted one door and didn't like the way it didn't close right.

  • Toni Mosley Toni Mosley on Aug 28, 2015
    ahhhh white walls... the dream of parents all over the world!! i wish i could have white walls!!!!!!!! but the grey doors are brilliant!! grey has turned into my go to color ...our kitchen and dining room are a super light grey...so it's as close to white as i'll get for a long time...p.s.....our kids are all adults still living with us, but i wouldn't trust them with white walls lol...

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