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Pantry Door Makeover

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Here’s a quick project that totally transformed the look of my kitchen and it just took a couple hours using supplies I already had.  It’s a pantry door makeover!  I painted my pantry door dark gray, the same as my French doors.  I guess I’m super into painting doors lately–it’s just a fun accent to add to any space.     Here’s the before so you can get a good comparison: Here’s the after!  Makes a pretty dramatic impact doesn’t it? List of supplies I used for this project:

  • FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape (I love this tape because it has such a strong bond and I achieve really good results).
  • Gray paint 
  • 4″ foam roller
  • Sanding pad

First I used FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape to tape off the areas I didn’t want to get paint on them, like the trim around the door and the hinges.   I slid a drop cloth under the door and then used a screwdriver to remove the doorknob (it’s just easier to do this than trying to paint around it, but you could use tape on the doorknob also if you prefer).  Next I used the foam roller to paint the door.  Foam rollers are a good way to get a smooth finish, but be careful to not get bubbles.  I noticed with the foam roller I was using it produced a ton of bubbles and I’m wondering if it was the brand I used (just a cheap brand).  I’ve never had that problem before.  So make sure you paint carefully to smooth out any bubbles before it dries that way.   I sanded the paint job carefully in between coats so it would be a smoother finish.  It took several coats for me because I think this foam roller wasn’t very good and was causing some issues.  By the time I was nearly done I actually wasn’t loving it because I could see so many inconsistencies in the paint job.  With more sanding and a very careful final coat, it came out pretty well.  And it took me a little while to get used to because it really changed the look of the kitchen!   I removed the tape while the paint was still wet (with latex paint if you wait until it’s dry you could risk ripping chunks of paint off when you remove the tape) and it did a great job protecting the trim and hinges.  I put the doorknob back on and then hung a pretty wreath on the door and I gotta say…I’m loving it more and more!   Huge thanks to FrogTape® for providing me with the tape for this project!  Visit their site and social media outlets to learn more about FrogTape® Multi-Surface and FrogTape® Delicate Surface painter’s tape and check out the 2017 FrogTape® Design Trends.

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23 Comments

  1. Very creative! Your pantry door turned out fabulous. You got me thinking about painting my pantry door now. Yours looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am in the process of doing this, so you can sand in between? I’m afraid the dust would stay on the door?

      1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

        No, don’t sand in between!

  2. Bridgiette Allen says:

    What finish didn’t you use for the paint? Semigloss or gloss?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      The paint itself is satin.

  3. What color grey did you specifically use on the door? It is beautiful!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you! It is called Kendall-Charcoal Benjamin Moore.

  4. What is your backsplash called it beautiful!

  5. What is your backsplash called?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      It’s just a marble subway tile…we got the tiles from Lowe’s.

  6. Carlos E Oliveira says:

    Where did you buy this door from?
    I like the style and would like to buy the same, but so far not able to find.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I know, pantry doors can be so hard to find. I’m actually looking for a new one myself. This is the one that came with the house, so I didn’t buy it.

  7. Kaylea Yarbrough says:

    Love everything about your kitchen. We are getting ready to redo ours now. What are the dimensions of your kitchen?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Not sure exactly, but the floorplan of my house is available on edgehomes.com under “Vanessa”

  8. Did you paint the inside of the door too?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Nope, just the outside. 🙂

  9. Kaylea Yarbrough says:

    Another question…what color is your wall paint?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      It’s called Sherwin Williams Passive Gray.

  10. I love the color of your pantry door and got the Kendall Charcoal. We painted our door and it looks nothing like the picture. Feeling like I’m going to have to repaint it now. Are you sure that’s the color used?

  11. My pantry door and my back door are right next to each other so I’m not sure what I want to do. Leave it white or paint it a very light mint green to match my cabinets that I’m repainting. Either way it needs repainted because the paint has worn off in places from kids.

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