Thursday, August 8, 2013

Painted Trim Around Back Door

Truth be told, our house is pretty new, we are the first inhabitants, and we got to pick a lot of the colors/finishes.  That being said, there are not a lot of large projects that happen around here.  So……. I take great pleasure in tweaking the small things to make our home more “us”.  It’s all in the details for me.

When I painted our back patio door black recently, it just wasn’t packing the punch that I wanted it to.  The door is mostly glass, so the small amount of black on the door just wasn’t doing much.  I decided to go ahead and paint the trim surrounding the door to make it look more dramatic.  And it worked.  Here is a before and after.

back door trim 1back door trim 2













Amazing how a 30 minute project can change the look entirely! 

back door trim 4

I like how the bold black on the door breaks up all the brown on the house, but still coordinates with our grey/black patio furniture. 

back door trim 5

This trim paint is not life changing, but the little things sure do make me happy! 

You can see our back patio progress here.  A big thank you to House of Hepworths for featuring my Painted Ourdoor Rug!


  1. You are so right, it totally adds so much! great job!

    1. Angela - I was a little worried that the black trim would look strange against the other brown trim, but I love the way it pops!