Monday, October 7, 2013

{The Abode} Black Interior (and Exterior!) Doors

I have been drooling over and pinning photos of interior black doors for awhile now, like this one and the images from this site.  I also LOVE exterior black doors and we had painted the front door of our last house black.

Well, one activity-free day to ourselves and an impending party weekend quickly approaching, we decided to dive in! Here are our two front doors from the inside (before).
 I posted this photo on Instagram as I was painting.  It was my first time painting a door but I followed a this tutorial and I actually enjoyed it! The hubs was sweet and removed the door from the hinges for me so I could paint it more easily.
 He went to work on the other door in our foyer.
 The interior sides were going so quickly, that we decided to do the exterior sides that day too!

Here are the interior sides-AFTER.

Before and After of one of the exteriors (sorry for the glare).
I am loving the look with the brick!
Before (during our mini porch makeover)...
and after of our other front door. 
What do you think? 
Do you think we're crazy or are you crazy about it like we are?
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Jules said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black doors...they look amazing! You did a great job!

Kathy McB said...

I'm with you on the black. I use it at least once in EVERY room of our home. I find that it "grounds" the room visually.

Tamar SB said...

Looks awesome!!

Pam Jackson said...

I painted mine a really dark expresso color brown instead of black on the inside cause I already had a gallon of that. I love it. I have only done the inside front but I have plans to get them all in the house done. That looks great esp on the outside.

Michele Alger said...

I've been working up the courage to paint our bedroom hall doors black. I too have been loving the looks. I did share something I did to our dining area door, if you have a moment hop on over a check it our ;)
I will be sharing the garage door I just painted black soon on my garage reveal *nail biting* soon. Thanks for sharing yours!!

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

It's perfect! The contrast with the white trim is amazing and the moulding around your front door fits the black like a glove. Yay for being brave!

being mom{me} said...

I absolutely love the look of the black doors! They look so classy - great job!!!

Becky said...

I love a black door!! It looks amazing Heather!! Our neighbors did this a couple of years ago and I've been envious ever since ;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they look awesome! we need to do something to our interior doors... i have been thinking black bu they are just plain hollow and UGLY.

Bliss said...

I think they look nice, but I had a bad experience with painting my front door black. I must of had the wrong shade or sheen, ours got painted over it didn't look good at all!

The Bluestocking Belle said...

My new-to-me house has double front doors painted black. I love them! The doors themselves are a little wonky and I believe replacing them with aluminum doors has been mentioned. Gasp of shock! I love them, wonkiness and all!

Kim said...

I painted the inside of my front door black a few weeks ago and it was by far the easiest but most dramatic DIY project I've ever done. I only wish I had done it sooner - like 10 years ago. LOL
Yours looks great!

The Grits said...

I love this! We are in the process of renovating and I was thinking about doing this - but wasn't sure and now I am sure! Perfect timing on this post. Thank you so much for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your black door. It looks wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Katie said...

This looks awesome! I love the black doors! The wreaths really pop against it, and I love how it looks with the brick too!

tz said...

gorgeous -- I've been kicking around the idea of doing black doors in my house too...need to convince the husband :D

Peter Smith said...

Love the exterior black door! Thanks for sharing...

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