Painting the Foyer Doors

I don’t know if I should actually be calling this a foyer. The word seems a bit fancy for my small entry way, but you get what I’m talking about.

I’ve finished the staircases and the railings and banisters and I was left with white trim butting up to the old oak trim. The thought of starting to paint the trim white was daunting because it literally never ends. Once you start painting your trim, you’re lead through every single room in your home before it’s done. Yikes!

Well, here goes nothing.

I have 2 doors and a closet in my foyer. I’ll post about the closet separately. My doors weren’t awful, or at least I didn’t think they were. I don’t have a super great shot of them before, but you can kind of see them here.


I make a habit of checking out the “oops” paint when I’m at the hardware store. It’s typically around $2 for a small can of paint that was somehow mixed incorrectly and the color wasn’t what it was supposed to be so it gets set on a shelf with others oops paints at a discounted price. I had purchased a dark brown a while back and decided that it was perfect for my foyer doors.

I’m not certain that there really needs to be a method for how to paint a door, but I followed what I’ve read about and painted around the rectangles first. You can see in this picture that I had also started painting the oak trim white. At this point, you may be thinking to yourself that you’ve made a huge mistake. Just keep going. It will get better!



Apologies for the dark picture. The doors and trim are done! It’s hard to see, but when I was painting the trim white, I noticed that the slice of wall between the trim is cantaloupe-colored. I guess the previous home owner forgot to paint that area and I hadn’t noticed it until now. :/


Th chocolate colored doors and white trim is so much better! I really like the way that they match the staircases now.



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