I have been itching to paint the interior of our front door something other than the tired oak stain that it has been wearing for the last 10 years. The exterior side is a fun, beautiful RED. Which I love and will never paint over. I had thought about painting the inside the same shade of red, but figured that might be a bit much, even for me.
Our door isn't real wood, so I don't feel bad painting it. In fact, if I absolutely hate the paint, I can strip it and re-stain the door to look like wood again. The door is made out of hardy fiberglass, which handles well against the elements, from the beating summer sun, to the wet winter, and most importantly, my dog Molly who insists on pawing at the outside of the door when she wants to be let in. Lucky for her she's cute, and the door is fiberglass!
Here's a picture of the little rascal waiting for the door to magically open...
I had taken a few "before" pictures prior to painting, however, it wasn't until I stopped to take a picture of my progress that it dawned on me that my SLR camera did not have a memory card in it. This is not the first time this has happened to me. And I still don't understand why my smart SLR camera would even allow me to "take" photos without a memory card. Personally, an idiot light or beeping noise would be very helpful!
So here is a progress photo. You can see on the one sidelight the door color before I began covering it with Glidden's Black Onyx paint.
And here is the door after two coats of paint. Tres chic!
Now I just need to find a new rug to go with our new door!