Supplies you will need to paint doors:

  • Sanding sponge
  • Masking tape
  • A good degreaser or paint prep spray
  • Angled paint brush
  • Paint tray and roller
  • Glue
  • Wood varnish

Color is everything and having the right palette can make the difference. After the renovation I decided to keep an existing element already present in the apartment, I liked this glass door so I recycled it. But as you can see the color, however beautiful and warm, doesn't reflect the style I'm giving to my home, so a small change was necessary.

First thing I bought these wooden panels to be glued as a frame around the door to give a classic and elegant touch. I cut them to the right size and glued them on the wall. Next, I removed the handle and applied masking tape to prepare the door for painting.

The next step you need to do is clean the door with a specific product or a good degreaser. Then I sanded the door front and back with a sponge, there's no need to sand too much, just enough to scratch the door up a bit. Once you are all done lightly sanding give it a wipe to remove all the dust. I have not used any primer before the paint but maybe the right process requires its use. I needed four coats because of the dark color, but if you are covering up a lighter color you may need fewer coats.

The final result of this smooth white was calm and cozy but something was still missing to give this white wall some character. I applied some frames here as well. If you need to know how to apply frames check out my previous project: Easy DIY Wall Panelling

And this is the final result!

As you can see the living room hasn't been finished furnishing yet and I'm sure I want to add more frames to the upper part of the wall as well. If you're curious to know how this makeover will end, stay tuned!

Check out the process here

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