DIY Updated Doors

Wilson: You can’t change a table.
House: Actually you can. You just need a bucket of paint and the guts to use it.-House

This month I’m on a mission to complete as many of my DIY projects around the house as I can. I’m motivated by an upcoming summer party we’re having next month. I don’t want to be like those people that only update and fix up their house the way the want it when they’re ready to sell. Why do people do that? It always seems so sad to me because they never get to enjoy it. Of course if Match had his way, we’d strike it rich, donate house to charity, or rent it out, and then move to the country. I’d love that too, someday. But in the meantime, I’m determined to get our home out of the 80s and up to date. I’m so proud of all we’ve already done, and with each project I cross off the list, I’m more and more happy with it.

This week I’m tackling our interior doors. I forgot to take a before picture of the office door, but this is what all of the doors in our home look like:

Don’t you just love the gold door knobs? I hate the color too, it just doesn’t go with the paint and trim in the house. At first I thought about buying new doors from Home Depot, but the cost added up. It also felt like a waste because even though they are ugly, the doors are completely functional.

So with a little interior gloss paint, and some spray paint for the knobs, this is what the first door looks like:

I love how much it updates the house, and it was fairly simple. Though I will say it took quite a few coats of paint. I still have 9 more doors to do, and they all take awhile. Hopefully I’ll be done before our party in July. I can’t wait to see how the house looks when they’re all done!

What have you updated in your house lately?



    Oooh, NICE!


    Nice job! I’ve been toying with the idea of spray-painting my switch-plates and outlet covers a metallic-color (as opposed to buying new ones). But I’m not sure if that would look cute or crazy…


    Great job! It looks really good, and it is such a big difference than the gold/wood look.

    I’ve never understood why people fix things just to sell. We bought our house in ’09 and have been working on projects ever since, to better it for ourselves!

    Impulsive Addict

    I love the new look! It’s much more modern now! Good job!

    9 more? Ugh. Get it done before baby #2!!

    I have made small changes in my house but I’m not much of a DIY kind of girl! Ha!


    looks great! are you for hire 😉

    Emmy Mom

    Makes a huge difference! Seriously made your house look 30 years younger

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