Painting bifold doors
Hi there friends! Today I am sharing a fun project that was actually inspired by my husband. It is not often he wants me to paint something HA! In fact, he likes most things natural and rustic looking.
However, while our recent visit to Charleston and on our glorious walk we spied a gorgeous front door color. Mike has never been fond of our current front door color. Although many others love it, he has never loved it.
I do love this color and it was very simple to paint. To make the hubster happy though, I am going to paint the door a color he happens to love. We tested it out on our bifold doors at the condo and he couldn’t be happier. I love it too and think it will go nicely with our new Boho Cottage themed front porch.
Bifold doors just aren’t pretty. They serve the purpose and many homes have them. We looked into upgrading, or perhaps even doing the barn door look. That look just wouldn’t work with our current condo decor look. We went more modern, boho, mid-century modern.
Not to mention replacing the doors would have been pricey and not in the budget. Painting can make all the difference. If you want a wood look on these types of doors I have a great tutorial on how to paint your doors to look like wood HERE. This shot was after one coat. Certainly looking like an upgrade already.
Simple changes such as hardware can make all the difference. I found these pretty decorative knobs at Amazon, which I will link to at the end of the post. They were a great deal though. I changed all our hardware in the bathroom cabinets to these as well.
The paint color we fell in love with is called Scanda, by Sherwin Williams. The paint I used is called Infinity, one coat also by Sherwin Williams and is an eggshell finish. It is a periwinkle shade with a hint, of purple at times, but more of a blue. A beautiful shade of it. You know I love my blue. Charleston is full of color, so how wrong can you go? I think every home needs a little color and whimsy.
This was our inspiration door. I think we nailed it pretty close to.
Although the paint said one coat, it lied. It took me two coats. It was no big deal and took me less than an hour for this makeover. When painting doors of this nature, I typically cut in with a good paintbrush on all the inner panels. It will look like a mess to start, but getting in those little nooks and crannies is key. Once you do all those cuts it is a simple process of using a small roller sponge and rolling the doors in the direction of the grain. That’s all there is to it. Don’t forget to tape off the molding just in case you don’t have a steady hand. You don’t want the project to turn into more than it needs to be. I DID NOT do the interior side.
So now I am off to tackle the front door. I just wanted to drop in to share how simple it is to upgrade the look of any plain door. Now is the time to tackle these fun little projects. Enjoy. I will share the front door soon after it is finished. Wish me luck!
Painting Bifold doors
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