Yesterday afternoon I was in the mood for a little DIY action, so I decided to bust out the ol’ chalk paint and give my barn door TV covers a fresh new look. I was getting bored with the white and I was ready to make a change. We’ve had these doors in our living room for over two years now (remember when I shared this tutorial back in 2018?!) and I’ve been wanting to spruce them up for a while now. Well I finally decided to go for it and I love how they turned out! I’m so excited to share this fun project today. Okie dokie, let’s start with a look at how these barn door TV covers were before:
And here’s how the barn door TV covers look now:
Such cool change, right?! I absolutely LOVE this new look and I’m so glad I decided to paint these doors. I wasn’t sure how I’d like this darker paint, but I think it totally works in this space. And somehow it makes it feels warmer and more cozy. I used the color Garden Trowel by Magnolia Home Chalk Style Paint, which is a dark shade of grey with a little green in it.
After the paint dried I went in with a heavy grit sandpaper and distressed the edges of the doors to give them more of a vintage look. This helped lighten them up a bit too with that white paint underneath peeking through. I LOVE it. I also decided to spray paint the handles black matte and painted the hinges white.
Well that was my fun little weekend chalk painting project! I’ve really been enjoying adding more color into our home and painting these barn door TV covers was a great way to do that. I feel like this color can easily work year round and even with seasonal decor. Anyway, I’d love to hear what you think of this new look in our living room. Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today! xo