Painted Pantry Door

Hey y’all!  Remember me?  I used to come here a lot but then the boys turned 2 and 1 this month and are kind of busy.  The kind where you can’t turn your back for a minute busy.  I’ve also been working a whole lot and I’ve been worn out at the end of the day.  Along with that fun stuff, we’ve moved!

Yup!  All moved and settled in to our new house at the end of June.  Now if I could just find my camera and cereal bowls that would be great.  I’m planning to post pictures of the new place real soon.  When I can find my camera and some time, that is.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share the little upgrade I managed to complete one night in the new kitchen after the boys went to bed.  I’ve been following all the painted door updates on Pinterest and love the look so I thought, “What the heck?”. It’s a door, right? So if I really don’t like it, doesn’t take much to re-paint.

Here’s a sneak preview of the new kitchen and the white pantry door on the right.  I apologize in advance for the less than clear pics. I had to use my iphone because, and I think I mentioned this once or twice….I can’t find the darn camera.

As you can see, the house is super neutral.  Which is great.  But bland.  So in comes the “pop of color” via painting the pantry door.   A few months ago, I bought some kitchen towels from Target and I’ve hung them in the window as curtains.

I took the deep blue/green on one of the spoons and had Home Depot mix up a custom match.

Friday night, after the boys went to bed, I started on the door.  And had a complete heart attack.  Because it was so darn green. Eek. I was thinking more blue.

So I stopped for a while, poured a glass of wine and pondered.  I finally decided to go ahead and finish it off. The door, I mean, not the wine.  Although come to think of it, maybe that wouldn’t have been a bad idea?  Anywho….I finished the door and this is the end result.

It looks way bluer in the photos than in real life.  If it were actually this color, I’d love it.  But it’s a lot more green up close in person.

A friend suggested I paint the trim around the door black (or dark to match the cabinets and flooring) but I’m still not sure what I think.  I’m planning to live with it for awhile before I decide to commit or repaint.  The big issue for me is that the main floor is totally open concept and the color doesn’t work with my living and dining area.  Not a big glaring mistake but just sort of an isolated blue green door sitting in the middle of the house.

Ironically, I loved this color when I saw it on the cover of HGTV magazine‘s April 2013 cover.

Again, it looks blue in the photo but it’s a bright blue/green on the cover.  I dunno….We’ll see if my OCD kicks in and I repaint in a bluer shade.

Have a great week, everyone!

Linking up for feedback at some long neglected parties this week.  

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    • Hi there

      I'm not sure what the color is since it was here when I moved it. It's much more of a warm taupe than my iphone was able to capture.

  1. I really love the colour- but I am a big fan of all things teal, turquoise, etc… The interior of our back door is painted a teal/turquoise colour too… such a fun shot of colour!

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Inspiration Monday Party this week! I was so excited to guest host and to get to see so many fabulous new projects and blogs! Have a great week:)

    Krista @ the happy housie

  2. I really love the color on the door! I can also understand the apprehension though, especially if the color doesn't flow in the next room. Just an idea, maybe consider adding a trim-framed chalkboard cutout to the door in black? It would tone it down a bit, but still give you the color, and add a splash of drama, all well tying in the black without painting the mouldings and trim. I did something similiar in my kitchen – Either way, the new house is beautiful! Congratulations!

  3. I love the door too! I think it's fun and I don't think connecting rooms have to match!! Just my two cents :-)…but YOU have to love it. I love that you had the guts to do it :-). I want to invite you over to my Weekend Beautiful Blog party, hope you come share it there!

  4. I love the color! (I am a bit biased though, since it is mt favorite.) If you're still feeling iffy on it, you can add more pops of color in the kitchen to help tie it in. Things like a teal utensil holder, pot holders, towels, art, etc.

  5. I love the pop of color the door adds to your kitchen! I love the way it brings out the color in the curtains! I would keep the trim white. And maybe you can add some pillows or other accessories to make the color seem like it works with the rest of the house a little more. But from these photos, I think it's really pretty!

  6. Love the color and I think maybe this is the starting point for adding this color in spots around your house to help unify. If you love this color, and really, who doesn't!, then add it in pillows, ceramics, etc. It will pull it all together.

  7. Great color on your pantry door! Thanks for linking up to our Simply Create Link Party. I just wanted to let you know we are featuring and pinning your great idea tonight. 🙂


  8. Yeah, you don't have to bear with a door that lacks character. Paint it and decorate it like it's your civil right. People are now bolder when it comes to colors, in designs even. Congratulations for finally turning your pantry door into an eye candy! Jannet@Walker Contracting

  9. I have the same concern as you do. The main problem that I foresee is that it sticks out too much as a blue door in the predominantly two-tone color scheme of your home. You could go with the same color as your kitchen cabinets to make it stand out less while still look great with the lighter-colored walls.

    Tona @ Integrity Alaska

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