I painted my interior front doors Benjamin Moore’s Yellow Highlighter. It’s my way to start my day off on the right foot. When I get up in the morning and head downstairs, I see my front doors and immediately Good Day Sunshine starts to play in my head!
Let me tell you how this happened. Remember when I was in the middle of the DIY project from HELL?! I tried to paint our front doors on the outside and the paint was peeling off. I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. I wanted to run down the street screaming. Instead, what did I do? I decided to create a cheerful view when I go downstairs every morning. I put stripping the outside of the doors on hold for a day or two and focused my efforts inside.
The solid wood doors are original to our house and had cracks in them.
Instead of replacing the doors, I fixed them by scraping the edges until they were smooth and devoid of bumps.
Then I sanded over the crack to eliminate any other imperfections and give some tooth for the putty to adhere to.
I filled the crack with a strong non-shrinking wood filler. After the filler dried, I sanded it smooth; wiped off the dust with a damp rag; and applied primer on the puttied area. (Update: 3/18/2017 – After two years the cracks have reappeared. I may try to use paintable caulk this time. Let me know if you know of a permanent way to fix cracks in wood doors.)
The interior of the front doors received two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance paint. The color is Yellow Highlighter and I’m madly in love with it!
Seeing that happy sunny color is a great way to start my day.
What do you think? Would you paint one of your interior doors yellow to brighten your mood?