I Want to Paint it Black- My Guy Friday

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in DIY, Home Decor | 6 comments

I see a red white door and I want to paint it bla-ack!

Black Interior Doors

My Guy hates that song and I must say he has pretty decent taste in music so I usually just go along with him. I think he would say I have pretty decent taste in decorating so HE usually just goes along with me. See where I’m going with this? Yes, I have caught the bug to paint all interior doors on the first floor of our house BLACK! It started innocently enough while browsing home decorating blogs and Pinterest. I wasn’t looking to change the color of my doors but the contrast is so striking with the white trim it just captivated me. Okay, that and the fact that I realized if the doors were black I’d have less finger print marks to wipe off- if I’m being really honest here. And when “I say I caught the bug to paint” I guess I really mean “I caught the bug to have *Dennis* paint”. He really is the better painter and luckily he is such a willing partner to my ideas! He jumped right into this project before the holidays and got partially through. He’ll be finishing up this Spring when we can redo our entrance door (inside & out) as well. Here’s a peak at what we have done so far…

Black Interior Doors


Black Interior Doors-Pantry

Dennis was even sweet enough to switch out the hardware for me as well. We replaced the brassy looking originals with satin nickel finish. I can’t believe what a difference it makes!

Interior Black Doors Hardware

I honestly wouldn’t have thought of doing this color on my own if I hadn’t seen it done already. We have such great resources for online inspiration these days! Where is your favorite place to look for inspiration?

This post is the first in a series I am starting called My Guy Friday. Every other Friday I will share a project that wouldn’t have been possible (or probable) without my husband, Dennis. He’s my handyman , craft assistant, IT guy and   biggest supporter and I hope through these  posts you get to know a little about the man who put the “Given” into Any Given Day Inspiration.



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  1. What a dramatic difference. Really like the look. Also like the credit you gave your husband. A husband that is appreciated by his wife is a lucky man.

  2. Great idea! We’re debating what color to paint our door, too. I’ll have to run this idea by the Mister. He’s the design eye of our home and the muscle! LOL

  3. What is the name of the black paint used? Looks great!

    • Thanks, it’s Black Magic from Olympic.

  4. Did you use interior or exterior paint? I’m wanting to paint the door leading out to our garage, but not sure which I should use…

  5. We used interior. If it’s exposed to any outdoor elements I guess you would use outdoor.

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