Life Love Larson: Interior Painted Front Door


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Interior Painted Front Door

I always say that my sister and I are “do-ers” when it comes to changing things up in our homes.  Once we get an idea, we run it by each other, and go for it, usually in that day!  The decision for my sister to paint her interior front door a high gloss black happened that same way. 

Sarah:  “I am kind of over my front entryway.  It is underwhelming me.  What do you think about painting the inside of the door black?”

Me:  “Oooooh, I love that idea!  I love the look of an interior painted door.  It provides so much drama and it is unexpected.”

Sarah:  “Yes, I don’t think it will look too dark either since I get so much natural light on either side of the door.”

Me:  “Make sure you choose a high gloss black paint so the sheen stands up to the other high gloss trim in your house.”

And, the next day, the door was painted!  I got to see it in person over the weekend, and I absolutely love it!  What a difference a little paint makes!


Here is a before shot of the door:


Note: high gloss paint is very thick and sticky and it takes several hours to dry in between coats.  The result is worth it though! 



I now have visions of an interior painted door off my garage that leads into the mudroom. 

Have you painted an interior door or will you now?

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  1. Hi Andrea,

    I did the exact same thing...same color too! Great job-looks GREAT! I did my mudroom too, in fact I did several doors through out the house. Really sets it apart! :)

  2. Your front door looks great! The outside of my front door has always been black and the inside white, but I painted the inside black several months ago, as well. It makes a huge difference. I love your rug and need to find one that goes with our black door now. Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday.

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