Chalk Painted Barn Door TV Cover

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 they 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

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35 Comments

  1. Jenny wrote:

    The doors look amazing. What a great update!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  2. Tammy Ganci wrote:

    Love it!!!!! I too have an all white house, walls, trim, doors and ceilings. But every here and there I put in a pop of paint in colors that can go year round. Love it.
    Have a blessed day,
    your blog friend,
    Tammy

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Rhonda Kay Manthei wrote:

      Love the Barn doors painted..Brings Warmet to your Beautiful home..Good Job…Many Blessings my sweet friend..

      Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  3. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    Nice color! I would prefer to paint the hinges black myself to match the handle but that’s just me.Havr a Happy Monday!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  4. Sherry wrote:

    I have to say I was against changing the white. For fear you would be tied to that color when accenting. But, it looks beautiful. It’s the perfect amount of color.

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  5. Teri wrote:

    I loved your white doors so much that I was afraid for you to paint them! But I actually love the new color! Especially with the distressing so that some of the white still shows through. Not crazy about the white hinges but it still looks beautiful as does everything in your home!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  6. Chris wrote:

    You won me over with this awesome neutral! Did you brush/roll? How many coats? Did you wax or leave it matte? I’m wanting to paint my kitchen island, but I’m not sure the chalk paint is good for a kitchen…

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  7. Candy wrote:

    Good Morning Sarah
    I love the new colour! I think it looks awesome with your cabinet below.
    Great job!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  8. Rhonda wrote:

    Great idea to distress them! They look great 🙂

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Rhonda!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  9. Dawna wrote:

    I was watching Instagram stories, and was hoping you wouldn’t paint them, but I LOVE how they turned out! Great eye for decorating!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha well I was nervous too Dawna!! But so glad I decided to go for it. I LOVE the change.

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  10. Deedra wrote:

    I absolutely love the color that you chose! Just the perfect shade for your space!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Deedra, I’m so happy with this color too!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  11. Dacia Schroder wrote:

    Love how they turned out!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Dacia!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  12. Dee-Dee wrote:

    I absolutely LOVE this!!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Dee-Dee!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  13. Dot wrote:

    Love the new look!!!! Makes your room look warmer and, if possible, more cozy! Keep the inspiration coming!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks so much Dot!!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  14. Annie V wrote:

    Love the color of the doors but not a fan of the white hinges. I would have sprayed them black like the handles.

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  15. I wasn’t sure when you said you were going to paint the white barn doors but I absolutely love it! The darker color looks so much warmer and goes so well with the cabinet.

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I agree, Sandy!! The darker color really makes this room feel more cozy.

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  16. Joette wrote:

    Hi Sarah
    I love the new door colors it really softens the look of the room. Now about your wall cover, which I love and I’m sure you’ve posted previously the color but what is the color of your walls?

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Joette! It’s Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  17. Patty Aslin wrote:

    Sarah your shutters look amazing. The color adds so much character to your room…seriously the transformation is perfect! I loved them in the cream color, but after seeing them painted a deeper color…I can see the impact color makes. Great job👍

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah thank you so much Patty! xo

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  18. Nikki wrote:

    I can’t believe I thought you should leave the doors white. I love the change! The color is perfect!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha right?! I was nervous too but I LOVE this change.

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  19. Penny wrote:

    I would paint the hinges black.

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
  20. Lea wrote:

    Looks great! Love the color you painted them.

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Lea!

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  21. Tracy wrote:

    This adds so much more charm to your room! Perfect!

    Posted 1.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I think so too! Thanks Tracy.

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
  22. Jim wrote:

    I like the idea, but believe, since you have the hinges, why not place another small piece of wood, painted to match the doors, fixed at 90 degrees so it actually does look like true cabinet and doors? You could put some clear rubber bumpers, so you would not mark the walls!

    Posted 1.29.20 Reply

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