12.20.2010

DIY! Ugly Door Makeover

I have a VERY UGLY Door that is right next to my kitchen...and my pretty new kitchen is not happy about that! I originally intended to get a new door when we remodeled the kitchen, but other things happened, the door fund went elsewhere...and well, while the door needs to be replaced...it need a makeover now! I had had enough.

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DIY IT! 
1. I used the Krylon Frosted Glass Finish to give the old window a re-do. I wanted something for privacy but that would still let light in.
2. Then I painted the door and molding using Mythic Paint's Sugar Rush and my Purdy Brush.
3. It looked great just like that, but I wanted some fun and whimsy, so using DecoArt's Gloss Enamels added the Cutting Edge Stencil to the glass. 
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I think my ugly door is now GORGEOUS! Thanks to some great products.

So I still need to do something about the doorknob and lock, but overall, I am doing a HAPPY Dance! 

I tried to deny it for a long time, but using a quality paint, paint brush, and tools, makes all the difference in the time it takes to complete a project and the final outcome.
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27 comments :

  1. Holly, what a creative way to take care of an ugly door. It is now a most creative and beautiful door. I just love the technique. I wonder how it would look on an ugly bathroom window?
    Merry Christmas, my creative friend!
    Yvonne

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  2. woohooo! pretty!
    I too have an ugly door in my new (pretty) kitchen! hmmmm
    gail

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  3. Very pretty results. I did not even think there would be a frost glass paint. Is it spray paint or applied by brush? The stencil is gorgeous too.

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  4. Wow- stunning results! The door looks amazing now! (Though to be honest, I didn't think it was the ugliest door to begin with :)

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  5. Such a cute idea! Love how this turned out. I wonder if this same technique could be used on mirrors as well.

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  6. my home is FULL of ugly hollow doors.... thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Gorgeous Holly!!!

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  8. What a fantastic idea. And a great stencil to use for it too. I love the way it turned out.

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  9. Clever Holly, and certainly worthy of the happy dance.

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  10. ugly door no more! i love it...so perfect.

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  11. extremely gorgeous! in fact it's a "door"able (sorry!)

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  12. Holly! This is just stunning! A ginormous transformation. I love it!

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  13. I love it!! The design is really pretty! You did a great job on your new pretty door!! :)

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  14. WOW! That is phenominal! I have some work for you over here! LOL

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  15. I can see how you'd be doing a happy dance for that. It's gorgeous... and what a great idea!

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  16. This is gorgeous! What a fun way to make it look new & unique! : )

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  17. Beautiful project~ a great re-do! Hopped over from Boardwalk Bragfest...

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  18. OMG...that is FANTASTIC!!! Want to come do my back door. ;)

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  19. Wow that door looks sooo much better. Like night and day. I love all your great ideas. I am awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award - for more info about it go to http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2010/12/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  20. Totally gorgeous! What a creative idea...love it.

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  21. It turned out beautiful!

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  22. That is absolutely gorgeous and fabulous in every way. No really....you WIN! Love it and I'm sure it makes your pretty new kitchen even prettier. I wish my brain thought that creatively.

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  23. Total makeover success! This door looks beautiful from both sides, and in the day and the night!

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  24. SOOO charming and exactly what I am looking for for our bathroom window that needs privacy. I am wondering if, along with the stencil, it would be as washable as a normal window? I could put the design on the outside of the window as it goes into our unheated porch, but that may also add it's own issues. Thoughts?

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  25. Heather - there is not email for you and you come up as a no-reply-blogger. I hope you see this!

    I wash able to wash my window with gentle strokes. I used soap and water only - it will scratch is you rub too hard.

    I am really not sure about putting it on the outside.

    I have used Wallpaper for Windows in my bathroom before for privacy and it worked well.

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  26. Thanks for the feedback!

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  27. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get the window OUT so I can spray this without sprinkling it's "dust" all over the bathroom. Hmmm...

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