painted kitchen door




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First of all, I need to say thank you for your lovely, heartfelt (and some funny!) comments on yesterday’s post. I’ve read and appreciated every one and you have me thinking in a whole new way and I’m more excited than ever for this holiday season.
Now, we need to get down to business with the kitchen and the list I made. We’re tackling the door first!
Why do they make the grids yellow on these doors? I was looking at it and thinking of how I could just pop the grid off and spray paint it, but then I remembered Sarah’s debacle (you have to read it..she is so funny!) 
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and decided to go for the taping it off and painting it with a regular old brush. A tip for the taping off~you need two sizes for the tops and bottoms of the rectangles, so just leave them on your counter so you know what size to cut them all to.
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I brought up a $5 oops paint from my stash that looked about the color I was going for…
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And I ended up loving the dark slate blue. (sorry, there is no paint color name on it….)
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Don’t you love it when oops paint works out to be a yup paint??
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Yesssssss. Crossed one off the list. Only a few (*ahem*) more to go…
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Happy Thursday~
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22 comments:

  1. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    You are hilarious. :) It was NOT fun, nor under 1 hour...

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  2. The door color looks really good against the wall color

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  3. Anita @ Goingalittlecoastal1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    That turned out to be a great color Melissa. I think it goes great with your couch! It looks so pretty up against the crisp white trim.

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  4. hisbabygirl_211/8/14, 1:18 PM

    Eww ours is yellow too. I hate it. Just painted our front door from a blue ugly color to a nice olive green. Looks great!

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  5. Holly Anderson1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    So pretty, Melissa!  You have impeccable taste!  And really good luck with oops paint.  I only ever see really gross colors...it's obvious why someone changed their mind!

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  6. Love the color!!  Makes such a difference.

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  7. Love the color, Melissa! I think just a tad darker is the color of the guest room walls here in the new place.  I have no idea what color it is either as the previous owner didn't leave any paint behind. 

    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

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  8. Ashley Skinner1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    That blue is gorgeous! Like Holly (down a few comments), I only find gross colors in the Oops section. And I like the blue door with the blue couch!

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  9. I LOVE it Melissa!  Looks perfect with your room and your sofa.  You are amazing...only YOUR oops paint color would turn out that good!!! :)

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  10. I love the new color!  It's definitely a "yup" paint! 

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  11. I Love it, I never would have thought to do that!  Looks great!

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  12. It looks so lovely :) I look forward to the next post.

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  13. Kelltothayes1/8/14, 5:49 PM

    way to go! 

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  14. Love the door....the color is so fresh and clean!

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  15. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 6:01 PM

    Thanks and good luck with yours! :)

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  16. what a beautiful door, melissa!  you've been busy, it seems.  the blue is absolutely perfect and jives so well with the rest of your home.

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  17. That slate blue has the perfect POP!  I read your post yesterday as a passenger in the car with my husband on the way from a funeral and thought it about it alllllll day.  I can't wait to go read the comments now.

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  18. I love it!  We just bought some oops paint too, that worked out great!  And I am trying to finish my house to do list before I get the Christmas stuff up!  Good luck with your list!

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  19. Annie Wilcox Designs1/18/14, 10:03 AM

    That tape job alone would drive me to drink, you did a great job, and the tip on putting the two sizes on the counter is great!

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  20. That looks great!

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  21. Great color!!

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  22. I love the color of the door! It looks great - as always!

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