Omgggggggggg. YOU GUYS. I can’t even contain my excitement right now because we finally completed a huge project that I’ve been waiting on for over three years now. We painted the doors and trim upstairs! Now I know that probably doesn’t sound like a super exciting or glamorous project, but I’ve been dreaming about doing this since we moved into our house back in 2015. But it never happened because painting doors and trim is a huge undertaking. There’s hours of work involved, from sanding to priming, to sanding again and several coats of paint. We hired professionals/painting wizards for this project and I’m so glad we did. They did a phenomenal job and I can’t wait to share the finished look with you guys. Now, here’s a before photo:
And here’s the after:
Such a huge change, right?! I don’t think I’ll ever get over the magical powers of paint. It’s just amazing how much different this area looks now! As you can see in the before photos, the trim and doors were stained a dark walnut color, which was in desperate need of some TLC. It was faded, scratched, and it just looked worn out.
And how neat is that old door we turned into a full length mirror?! My dad helped us with that project and I shared it on the blog back in 2016! You can see the post here if you want to know how we did it.
Somehow I never got around to sharing this cute little baby gate, which my FIL actually built for us several months ago. Isn’t that adorable? I’ll probably leave this up even when we don’t need a gate anymore–that’s how much I love it!
Here’s one last before photo in all its glory:
And now so fresh and clean!
I’m so glad we decided to hire painters to help us with this project. It was a good investment in our home–especially for this kind of project that takes a lot of time. They started by sanding all of the trim and doors down (which they removed) and that process took quite a while. Then they primed everything, lightly sanded again, and then finally painted on two coats of Cloud White by Sherwin Williams. They also did some light sanding in between coats of paint, so it was definitely a HUGE job and a little pricey. But totally worth the three year wait! Creating a home you love takes time, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out this fun before and after! Here’s a few other projects you might want to check out: