From Wood 2 White!
I know that the question of whether or not to paint wood white or leave it natural always encourages a heated debate and people on both sides have strong feelings. I hope I don’t offend any one by saying this but I am a passionate member of team white when it comes to doors, trim and sills. Don’t hate. I knew that the wood door in our mudroom had to either be replaced or painted. And because the name of the game around this place is FREE I decided to use the paint I had to give it a fresh coat (or 5) of semi-gloss white (the same paint used for the trim). I’ll be the first to admit – I don’t love the look of painted doors. But since the mudroom will be undergoing a more permanent renovation at the same time as the kitchen (hopefully about a year from now) we don’t really want to sink money in to it but we want to enjoy it a little more between now and then. And I know that many of you will gasp when you see that I painted the door handle. But leaving it almond on a bright white door just didn’t seem right to me. It’s not a perfect solution but it’s a cleaner and brighter finish which is what I was hoping for. Perhaps I will like it more once the walls are painted a darker colour and the trim is caulked. Here is what it looked like before.
And here is the after shot. (the afternoon lighting around here makes everything look even more blue – if that’s possible!)
You’ll notice that the shelving seen in this post has been removed along with the awkwardly placed coat hook. It’s getting there, slowly but surely. And if I don’t like the way the door looks once I complete everything around it (the trim, the wall colour, the floor) I’ll start looking at other solutions. I’m learning that you have to be flexible in this home improvement game.