Truth be told, and Andrea can attest to this, I had already taped and primed them long before they issued the challenge, but I still hadn't painted them until this past weekend. I think I was a little nervous about going black even though that is what I really wanted to do deep down in my design-obsessed heart. White just seems safer, but when they issued the challenge last week I think that was just the push I needed to finally finish this project......... and just paint them black already......... and stop going back and forth........ and staring at them all taped and primed........... and doing nothing about it........ and second guessing myself............. and just do it already!
Via Pinterest, I found this inspiring picture of black glass paneled doors in a guest bedroom featured at Traditional Home.
So this past weekend, I got busy with my foam roller and Purdy paint brush (that I got at Haven).
No I didn't consume 2 bottles of wine......while I was painting. ;)
It took 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint. I used SW All Surface Enamel Latex paint in a black satin finish. The hardest part of the painting process was having to take the sliding doors off in order to paint the side of the stationary door. Thankfully the hubs was around to do that part because those doors are heavy - and I don't mean a little. All in all I am so glad I finally crossed this off my to-do list (that I made back in February - better late than never right?). I can't believe I waited this long!
Here's how the room looked with the old doors (that needed to be replaced because they were rotting).
Here's how it looked with the new unfinished sliding doors. (day of install)
Here's how it looks now.
The black doors add some drama to the room. I think they make the fireplace stand out even more. That whole wall has really become more of a focal point in this room.
Does it take you a long time to make decisions and get things done in your home? Now that I'm done I can hardly believe I ever questioned whether I should paint them black. I love them like this so much! I know black doors aren't for everyone, but it feels really good to do what you love in your own home......to follow your own instincts...........to go with your first choice no matter what anyone else might think............to decorate your home with a no-fear-no-rules design attitude......because at the end of the day it's just that, your home.
Thanks for issuing the challenge girls!
You lit the fire I needed!