Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Black Door

The inside front door was previously painted off white. While the door itself was fine, it was just a tad boring. I had seen this post, on one of my favorite blogs, and was inspired. Black it is. I (by I, I really mean my dearest husband) used an oil based high gloss paint by Benjamin Moore, in pure black.


This picture is from when we were touring the home before we bought it. Notice that we've repainted, changed the flooring, changed the brass hardware, and added wainscotting.


The black door looks so much classier.

When we were first finished it, I always did a double take at night as I thought the door was open lol. I love the rich, gorgeous look. A quick job that makes such a difference!

This is my first attempt at an after shot. I guess my 3 year old thought it was too blah, and decided to embellish it.

Linking to my favorite Parties!


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Something Nice and Pretty said...[Reply to comment]

I love it and so want the front door what your little one did♥


christine {bijouandboheme} said...[Reply to comment]

I love it! We just painted our exterior side dark charcoal and I definitely plan on doing the inside too- leaning more to black like yours though- looks fantastic! I love your wainscotting and huge modlings too:) Have a great weekend!!

Meg said...[Reply to comment]

I want to do this to my door so bad! I guess I waited too long because now it's too cold! I love the way your kid decorated--looks like something my kids would love!

Ralna said...[Reply to comment]

Love the door! I've been thinking of going black for a while but a little gun shy! Seeing yours in definitely inspiring enough to give me the last push though! Looks great!

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Totally love the black...I've been thinking of doing something to my front door, also! I'm not sure if the black would be too dark in the small entry we have. It's a good idea to keep me thinking!

Becky B.

Robin said...[Reply to comment]

Looks fantastic! Good choice to go with the black.

Sheri said...[Reply to comment]

This is perfect. It looks so rich. I am debating this right and in fact, blogged about it last night - only going the sarah richardson route with a red on the inside. Now i'm convinced.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]


I loooove Sarah's red door. Definately go for it!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...[Reply to comment]

You've made LOTS of very nice changes in your foyer; the gorgeous black door is only the latest!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Hi there~ I love it in black! Very classy and elegant and it is perfect for your space- I love the new flooring in there too!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Becca said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful! I'd love it if you'd come link this at my linky party. Every Friday I host Home and Family Friday.


Vanessa said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! That is so gorgeous and elegant! You guys did a great job and I just had to crack up because my door currently has alphabet letters and Princess magnets stuck all over it! :-)
I host a party each week too and would love to have you join in the fun sometime!

Room to Inspire said...[Reply to comment]

I love the black door - it looks fabulous. Your entire entry looks fabulous! You have added a lot of appeal with all of your additions.


Erin@likegrandmas said...[Reply to comment]

Soo glad to see this. My front door looks like your before, and I love your after, makes me think I have a project ahead!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...[Reply to comment]

Just stopping by from Met Monday. I painted mine black, too and so glad I did. Your door looks amazing as do the wood floors! I had to cringe when I saw all all the letters!! Oh how I remember those days but mine were all over the kitchen floor and refrigerator!! They didn't realize the front door was metal, too!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Love the new look. I am going to paint mine a very dark brown almost black. I love the new flooring, too. Thanks for linking up!

ButterYum said...[Reply to comment]

Lol - love the way your 3 year old tried to embellish the door. So cute!!! Btw, I like your black door very much.


duchess said...[Reply to comment]

I just did this to all the outside doors to my house as well & love it. Makes such a difference.

Marsha's Mpressions said...[Reply to comment]

What an improvement this is! Love the black door. It is so classy. I have been wanting to paint my front door too and I might just go with black. I'll let you know.

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

Your new paint color looks wonderful on your very pretty door! Love the black and I love the embellishments your little one added! LOL Too cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)