Ever since I painted that wooden box in a geometric pattern using two shades of pink, gold, black and white, I've been thinking of doing something similar to my office doors. Because this is a space just for me, I can do what I want with it, and if I like bright pink, bright pink it is! I want to be inspired by the place where I spend my time dreaming, creating, and blogging.
I took my time choosing three colors that I planned to use on two doors: Sherwin-Williams Coming Up Roses (below), In the Pink (light pink) and Bohemian Black. But, after I painted just one of the colors (Coming Up Roses), I found I liked it two-toned, so I'm leaving it as-is for now. I can't believe how much I love this fun pop of color in the room. It just makes me smile when I'm working at my desk.
Aside from figuring out where I wanted the diagonal to be, I painted these doors like I've done the other doors in my house- while on the hinges. I started with an angled brush on the inner panels and near the molding, then used a foam roller for the rest.
After painting two coats back-to-back, I carefully pulled up the tape while the paint was still wet to avoid any chance of peeling. As long as you press the tape down really firmly from the beginning, you should get a nice crisp line. Where I had a bit of seepage on the second door, I quickly wiped it away with a wet q-tip.
The photos below show how the doors looked before and after the diagonal paint job.
Right after I finished painting, my husband was walking down the hall toward my office and I said, "be careful, there's wet paint." "Wow." was all he said when he peeked inside. Luckily, I don't have to worry about whether he likes it. ;)
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