Most of these doors are in our house in Arkansas. All the doors in the house were White with stained trim. And, the closet door in the entry houses a hot water heater. I wanted something different. This is what I came up with.
These are in the AR house.....
|This door thou, is in the Barnominium|
Ok, but how do you do it? I mixed a little glaze in with paint, about 1/3 to paint ratio. It doesn't take much paint to do these doors. I had lots of paint because we were painting the whole house. So I poured what I was using into a bowl with glaze. So, Guessing, I would say a quart of paint will do a lot of doors.
I used a 3 " brush. BARELY dip the end of brush into the paint, then dab off excess on newspaper. Then you lightly brush over the door. You want streaks, You are not trying for complete coverage, because your going rustic. You can see white in places on my doors. After this drys. Then do the same thing with the darker color. The thing with this, each door is one of kind, your not going for perfect.
We also changed out all the hardware to brushed nickel.
This One, I did in Green. It is on the other end of the house, off of a guest bedroom.
The Front Entry, some houses don't have a an entry, some have a small one, and some are Grand! I don't have Grand at either home. The Barnominium has none, the front door comes right into my office, but I do have a coat closet near by. Our AR home has a small entry, with a hot water heater in the coat closet. Again, what were these people thinking? There is a Huge closet off the hallway that would have held the water heater and still allowed for a ton of storage. So, today's post is what to do with not having a coat closet. Right, Throw all the guests coats on the bed, that has always worked. But, I did come up a solution to hold a few things.
|I added brown to the trim after the picture.|
|Painted to match the door.|
And here it is all put together.....