Well it’s taken us over four months, but I am SO excited to say that we finally painted the french door in the living room. EEEEKKK! I never thought it would take us this long, but I had a hard time deciding what exactly I wanted to do with this door. And then the holidays happened and it just go pushed off, but we finally painted it and I am SO excited to share the finished look with you guys today. Now if you remember from this post back in September, I switched out our chunky door for a pretty french door. It was actually a simple change, but it made a huge difference in our small room living room and it really lightened up the space. Here’s a super old photo of how it looked before (and when we still had yellow walls!).
Gosh, talk about a a blast from the past. That photo is from when I first started blogging! OK, fast forward a few years and here’s how it looked after we switched out that big white door for a french door:
Such a big change, right?! I left it natural like this for four months, but I wanted more contrast in this corner, so I decided to paint it. I went with my favorite shade of black–Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. Here’s how it looks now:
As soon as we finished painting the door black I knew it was the right decision. I absolutely love it and I can’t believe what a difference it’s made in this corner. This is exactly what I envisioned when I first dreamed up this change and I’m just so happy with it!
I feel like a bit of a broken record, but I really do have an obsession with incorporating more black into our home. I think this is the fourth door we’ve painted black in the last year and I love them all. There’s just something about the contrast between the white walls and black door that I am really drawn to lately. Anyway, the added bonus of this change is that it makes our small living room feel SO much bigger and more open. I kinda feel like these photos don’t do it justice because it really made a HUGE change. And I have to say, it’s these type of easy, character-building projects that I love doing the most in our fixer upper!
Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today!! Here’s a few other renovation posts you might want to stop by: