In the beginning of the summer, Mrs. P went on a yellow craze! Suddenly it was her second favorite color (her first favorite color is pink) and she began buying everything from home decor to nail polish in sunny yellow. Well, the kitchen door also got a splash of yellow this summer. At first, Mr. P was hesitant about such a bright color in the kitchen, but he warmed up to the idea after we painted a small sample and realized it went really well with the Mexican tile in the kitchen. This DYI project was relatively easy and wallet-friendly. It took a few hours on a Saturday, but we've received tons of compliments. It was definitely worth it. Here's how we did it.
P.S. In case you are wondering, the color we chose is Mark Twain House Yellow by Valspar.
Quart of paint
1/4 inch paint brush
1/2 inch paint brush
Step 1: Clean the inside and outside glass
with window cleaner and paper towel.
Step 2: Scrape any traces of old paint with
a metal scraper.
Step 3: Place painter's tape on the glass as
close as possible to the edge of the door frame.
Warning: don't rely on chihuahuas for
help. They could care less! :)
Now the fun part...
Step 4: Remove the hardware from the door
with a screwdriver and begin to paint.
Step 5: Wait until the first coat dries,
then give it a second coat.