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8.29.2011

Pretty Painted Pantry Door

It's no secret that I have a "painted door obsession" phase going on in my life right now, right?
Although painting the interior of our front door black was fun and new... I still wanted to do something a bit more adventurous.
:)
And now that we are rounding out a year and a half without a pantry door, I thought it was about time to invest in one. Not that we don't love seeing inside our pantry that we worked so hard on, but we knew it was time to get a door back on those naked hinges.

Our first initial thought was a glass door with some cool panels of some sort, so you could still see the fun design and organization of the pantry, but that was quickly ruled out when we priced those types of doors and couldn't snag one for under $300 bucks... WHEW! So our next plan was to work with what we already had, until we could afford our coveted glass door.

While there's no glass inside of them, our "builder-grade" doors aren't bad at all! They are actually really cute, with a little beadboard detail and all! So I took our old pantry door to my cute friend Sausha (who is a master furniture re-finisher) and she gave our old door a fresh new (old) look, using my favorite aqua paint!

What do ya think!?


Just like my front door, I knew that I wanted this door sprayed, to get a really smooth overall look, but this time I also wanted to distress it and make it look really worn. So Sausha filled me in on her painting technique.
First she gave my door a few coats of chocolate brown paint, then she sprayed on a few coats of the aqua, distressed the entire door, used a brown glaze, and then sprayed it with a satin poly finish.

We LOVE it! It totally adds that perfect pop of color that the kitchen needed in this corner.

And now, because we all love them so much...
Let's all bask in a before and after shot.
*siiigh*
:)



Want to see some other fun blue painted doors? Check these out!
Turquoise Pantry Door - Tatertots and Jello
Cottage Style Door - Perfectly Imperfect


I'm also linking up to these fun parties!
Remodelaholic and Tatertots and Jello

105 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! I wouldve never thought to paint the door, but oh my, I'm absolutely LOVING the splash of color it brings! Definitely will be doing this in our house soon! Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!!

    xo, cassandra
    www.frillyfabulous.com

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  2. So gorgeous! I love the soft look of it, and how the bold color is broken up and blends with the rest of the house by glaze & distressing.

    Loving the transformation!

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  3. I love the splash of color in your kitchen! LOVE it!

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  4. love it - what color aqua did you use?

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  5. Beautiful, the door is the perfect touch and the perfect color:)

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  6. I love your new door. What color are your walls?

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  7. LOVE it. She did a WONDERFUL job and I also love the yellow in the family room too. Those striped pillows are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Amber

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  8. I seriously covet your house! It has put me in the mood to re-do some of the things in our house too with pops of color! If you ever do home tours..... :)

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  9. Love it! It adds that perfect pop of color and lightens your kitchen. Very good choice and now you do not have to keep your pantry so clean and organized!

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  10. Oh, I just love the door. What a beautiful job. And you are so right about keeping the bright fun pops of color to things that are easier to change out. I have the syndrome of constantly changing up. The turquoise door is just gorgeous.

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  11. Love it! Is it odd that it gives me that Alice in Wonderland feel? Something about it lends a fantasy and "come explore me" feel. I think it's perfect, and your blog is such a joy to read!

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  12. Wow, never thought about painting the pantry door. Looks amazing!

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  13. Love the new pantry door! But heck, I love your whole house!

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  14. I am in LOVE with the "AFTER"! Looking at the before shot, I almost felt heavier and then the after is like a breath of fresh air. Very nice!

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  15. I love it, I love that it's aged. A friend recently gave me one of those huge armoires and I am planning on painting it blue and again it. I hope it turns out as nice as yours!

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  16. Love love love the aqua and distressed look! It's definitely a piece of art all in itself! Awesome job!

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  17. This is so awesome! The color is divine! It is a shame to close up that beautiful pantry though! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. The perfect PoP of color!! Sausha did a beautiful job! Looks perfect with your cheerful fun decor. :)
    Happy Monday! enjoy

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  19. LOVE the pantry door!!! LOVE the color!

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  20. Love it! And it is painted in my favorite color!

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  21. I Love this!!!! I can't believe you could make your pantry any prettier and you did with your door!! Great job and so inspirational!

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  22. Love it!! It really brightens up the space more. :)

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  23. LOVE that color!!Such a beautiful way to finish your kitchen off!!Your pantry is just amazing!!If we ever build a new house-I want one a pretty one like yours!!

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  24. It looks fabulous! Perfect pop! And the kitchen is so much brighter with the whole new scheme.

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  25. I love it! I wasn't sure at first. I loved the color & the idea, but I just wasn't sure about it being in the kitchen where it didn't "match," but by the end I really loved it. (I am a very matchy matchy person...not creative AT ALL!)

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  26. Yummy. Fun. Looks so good next to your darker cabinets.

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  27. Love the door! The colour is gorgeous and it really stands out!

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  28. LOVE the new color!!

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  29. BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Such a fun color addition to an already gorgeous home!

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  30. The door looks awesome!!! I've been wanting to paint a piece of furniture that color. Love the rug in front of your kitchen sink! I was wondering where you got it?

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  31. Ohhh my gosh, that looks amazing. I want to just come live at your house. Those colors are so soothing.

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  32. OMGoodness...I LOVE IT!!! How fabulous is that colour??!!! Love the distressing details! Thanks for the great tips on adding that "pop" of colour!!

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  33. Love Love Love it! I've been trying to decide if I can talk my husband into letting me paint our pantry door green for quite some time. Maybe if I show him how cute yours is he'll go for it!

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  34. Love it! The distressing on the door makes it even better!

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  35. totally gorgeous! LOVE the distressed look and the pop of color!

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  36. That looks great! Nice builder grade doors......ours are so boring even painting like yours wouldn't help.

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  37. I love it, so fun and fabulous! A great pop of color....but what happened to the Chevron rug? It looks like you replaced it? Did you move it to another room?

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  38. I just love this! Your use of yellow in your living room is so great! It makes me want to do it in my house. By the way, we finally picked out a yellow color for our frames. It took a while, but we finally did it! Yay!

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  39. So in love with your pantry door, you did an amazing job!!!! Enjoy. :-)

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  40. I'm in love with your space! Lots of inspiration for me- thanks for sharing!

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  41. Oh, I am so in love with your house. It's GORGEOUS!

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  42. Oh.My.Goodness.!!! It's so beyond perfect! I don't know if it would be so jaw-droppingly perfect if the door wasn't angled, but that view from the living room is just stunning! Fantastic!!

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  43. LOVE the aqua door! It's perfect.

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  44. I love what your friend did with your door and I really love your cabinets. They're perfect together!

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  45. Just when I thought your house couldn't get any cuter you go and post this. There are no words to describe how much I like that door. I want one at my house now too.

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  46. Beautiful! That really brightened up your kitchen. Nice! I have a dark kitchen. The only natural light is from the window in the back door itself. We're working on redoing it... Love beadboard too!

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  47. Gorgeous! I love the before and after pics. What a difference! You've inspired me to paint a side table for a pop of color in our den!

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  48. Hi! I just started reading your blog after finding your pantry re-do on Pinterest. LOVE your pantry! I was surprised when I first saw your kitchen, because the floor plan is similar to mine. I love the light colors and the door looks great. I was wondering what color is on the walls. I used Khaki on mine and it is too dark. I'm starting my own pantry makeover this week (inspired by yours) :) Here is a post about my kitchen. I might like a distressed barn red door for my pantry.. hmmmm...
    http://lifeonagravelroad.blogspot.com/2011/07/house-tour-kitchen.html

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  49. Completely Loveable!!! Looks great!

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  50. Oh how gorgeous!! Thanks SO much for linking up last week!! And this project is awesome for the turquoise lovin' party too!! ;) Hope you can link up! ;) Love your site!!

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  51. I love it! It's rustic, but still beautiful. And what a great pop of color.

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  52. I'm a new reader of your blog and admit I'm smitten. I love the pantry door but am coveting your cabinets!

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  53. I can't believe the transformation of your kitchen, overall. Its looks so wonderful and light! So cute!!! Love the colored door---bright but not overwhelming!

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  54. Love that color, how fabulous with the yellow pops! Wish I could have a littel of her magic around here!

    Hey I emailed a while ago asking for ideas on Family command centers for limited spaces. I would still love to hear some of your ideas!

    Megan

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  55. I love it! The color is perfect. That door would make me smile every time I walked past:)
    Beautiful kitchen!
    Lindsay
    www.craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  56. FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! I LOVE it!! It looks so awesome!! But you are not giving me hope for my pantry door. I wanted a glass one so bad but I know it's gonna cost me a fortune! :( But I definitely don't have a cute before door that could be just made-over... Oh well... maybe just looking at pics of your door will satisfy my desire to change mine for now!!! lol

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  57. It looks so much more custom and like someone with personality (ahem...Shelley?!) lives there :) LOVE it.

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  58. I LOVE that door. Love the color. I am SOOOOO bummed you didn't say you did it yourself...I was looking forward to the tutorial on how you sprayed it yourself!! Or how you hand brushed it to achieve such a great look. What's it cost in UT to have a door like that painted??

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  59. Love it! It really does brighten up the room~
    xo
    Tracy

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  60. That door is FANTABULOUS!! Wish my hubby would let me paint mine. I would love a painted pantry door! It adds spunk to your kitchen!
    What I really want to know is, where did you get your cute rug in front of your sink and your dish towels hanging on the stove? Love them!
    janicetwitchell@hotmail.com

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  61. I found your blog via a picture of your pantry I saw on Pinterest. I'm loving your projects! I'll be stopping by again, I'm sure.

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  62. The door looks awesome in there - love to see my "work" in its new home :) Thanks for the Shout-Out!!!

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  63. LOVE the pop of color, the distressed look makes it blend in so well too!
    I'm also in love with the pillows on your couch, they are perfect! Would you mind sharing where you found them and/or the fabrics? Thank you!

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  64. oh my! i LOVE this so much! AMAZING job yet again!

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  65. Okay, this is crazy. Today I thought about redoing a bookcase in that color. I didn't know where to begin so I thought to myself... let me just log onto house of smiths and I'm sure there will be a post about it somewhere!! Voila... THE EXACT post I needed tonight. Went to Lowes, bought my aqua paint and supplies and I'm ready to go!! THANKS for a great blog :)

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  66. I am SOOOOO in LOVE with that door!!! K - could you just come decorate my house for me?? You are amazing!!
    Missy
    if I could...

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  67. I love the color of your door! It looks amazing!

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  68. Love it!!! And I kind of love seeing our cookbook tucked onto your counter there--it gave me the warm fuzzies. :)

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  69. L*O*V*E the door (& the whole kitchen transformation!)
    xoxo...
    ~p

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  70. LOOOOVE this !! It adds such a fun pop of color to your already fabulous kitchen !! I just might have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Love your Door ...It's beautiful...I know how you love a good deal so check out my find ...It's a 1976 limited reproduction of a amber color ball mason jar that was first made in 1885 I found it at a flea market for $2.00

    http://www.castawaysofyesterday.com/

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  72. Wow, what a difference! I love it. I also love the "Our Best Bites" cookbook peeking from behind your mixer. :)

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  73. Hello, just found your lovely pantry through pinterest. Our pantry is huge but the space is not being used as there are no shelves on one side. How are your shelves hung on the wall with ugh brackets?

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  74. Fingers are crossed that you share the color of the aqua that you sprayed on the door. I know others are hanging on their seats as well for the name. Love what you've done to it.

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  75. My fingers are crossed that you share the color you used on the door. I know others are hanging on the edge of their seats as well. LOVE what you've done to it.

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  76. I just watched my dvr of clean freaks tonight and when I saw your segment the thing I noticed most was your pantry door , so I decided to google and see if you had a blog and was so happy to find out you did . It was awesome to see that Sausha did your door , I ordered an item from her and I am in love with it! I wish I was in Utah so she could do my pantry door but I think I will try it myself. Thanks for all your diy ideas ! Tammy

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  77. Beautiful, the door is the perfect touch and the perfect color:)

    corner pantry cabinet

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  78. Let me just say that I LOVE this door. I've drooled over it on Pinterest for forever, but never took the time to come and visit your blog. I just discovered your blog because of the DIY House. I love your blog!! Such great ideas!

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  79. I LoVe your kitchen!!! I wanted to know what color you used in your kitchen in the after on your walls? I have similar color cabinets and the same color granite counters with red and medium tan walls in my kitchen and have been wanting to change my kitchen for sometime now. So can you please share what color you repainted your kitchen? Thanks!

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  80. I'm not sure if you'll share, but I'd sure love to know what color of aqua and brown and glaze and all you used.... I want to try to recreate it, but if I mess it up my hubbie will NOT be pleased :>

    redsoxslc@hotmail.com

    Please help a girl out!

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  81. That makes such a big difference. You have quite an eye. I wouldn't have though to pick that color of blue, but it looks so good!

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  82. Would you please share with me the paint colors you used on your door and any other painting techniques to make it looks distressed? Would love to do this with my kitchen pantry door. Thank you so much!

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  83. I jumped on the bandwagon and painted my pantry door this week. I didn't choose a bright color (black), but the difference is dramatic. I am so glad I jumped!

    You can see my door here: http://myheart4him.com/painted-pantry-door/

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  84. Amazing!! I am new to your blog but will be visiting often as we are in a remodeling phase of our house right now. You have so many great ideas! I'm struggling with paint colors right now, would you mind telling me what is painted on your walls? It looks great!

    staceygirl902@hotmail.com

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