Friday, August 23, 2013

Kitchen Door Makeover

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.

Window cleaner
Quart of paint
1/4 inch paint brush
1/2 inch paint brush
Screw driver
Metal scraper
Paper towels
Painters tape

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.

All done!


  1. How beautiful! I love that pop of color that adds to the kitchen after the kitchen door makeover. IT's amazing how a little color can change the whole mood in the area. :)

  2. Love your beautiful yellow kitchen door!

  3. I love the color choice, it really brightens up the space! :)

  4. Yellow is an inviting color and what a perfect color for your kitchen.


  5. Dear Cristy, It looks great. I love yellow, especially in the kitchen; it is bright and makes you feel happy. I like pink too!!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. My 2 favorite colors! Thanks Catherine!

  6. Such a pretty shade of yellow paint, Cristy! Your yellow door does indeed look beautiful with your Mexican tile in the kitchen. So fresh and sunny! Pinning at Pinterest diy group boards! xo

  7. Would have never thought of yellow for the kitchen door but it looks fantastic!
    Great idea.

  8. I enjoy reading and looking at all your wonderful "home improvement" posts - you do everthing with such an inspiring enthusiasm! And the color that you chose is wonderful and goes so well with the pretty tiles on your floor! It looks just wonderful!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  9. What a great pop of color! I love yellow too, and now I want to paint our door! Thank you for sharing! I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog tomorrow for one of Ryan's necklaces, and I'd love for you to stop by! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

  10. Nice job! I love yellow...the outside of my house is yellow as well as some of the rooms inside.

  11. Just realized that your new door looks like the yellow frame of your blog! I like this transformation! Nice!

  12. Hi Mr.&Mrs.P., I’m happy to nominate you for the Liebster Award for your blog. For that you need to follow some procedures…they are given in the link below

    Please answer the last 11 questions asked by me, nominate 11 other new bloggers. ask them 11 questions of your choice and do post all this in your blog…for example the way it’s posted in my blog… Glad to nominate you :-) Have a great day!

    1. Hi Daniela, thanks for the nomination... Well look into it tonight

  13. I love this! I always thought yellow is such a happy color and it is so perfect as an accent color!

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

    1. Yes.. Its certainly brightened up the room!


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