Foyer Update: Black Front Door


Sorry, we've kind of been living in baby land around here on the blog lately! I did just manage to accomplish something home related that doesn't involve our just-turned-one year old though:)

Way back in February I posted about wanting to paint the inside of our front door black. I even bought the paint then but had to wait until the weather warmed up. The summer came and went, but I finally managed to get 'er done a few weeks ago.

Here's the before. Kinda boring, even though we have this awesome transom window.

And now, after two coats of Benjamin Moore straight-off-the-shelf Black in semi-gloss.

I love it! It's definitely much more dramatic. The black attracts your eye, so its a focal point now.

{sorry about the terrible pics, its hard to get good shots in here because the light is always flooding through the windows}

Sweet, I love crossing things off the to-do list! Stay tuned next week for another quick, mini foyer update. And still gotta find a lantern to put in here in place of our current chandelier (posted about that way back in January...oops!).

Anybody else considering painting any of their doors another color other than white?


  1. It looks great! I painted by French doors black about a month ago and am very happy with the result too.

  2. Isn't amazing the easiest of updates that take us forever to do pack such a punch?! This is great! I'm the same way about my to-do list and I'm so happy once I can cross something off. We replaced the doors in our second floor bedrooms and it makes a huge difference. Enjoy the new look!

  3. Oh yes sir, cross that off the list and know that it looks fab! Love it! I finally got the outside of my front door painted today after talking about it since February I think...


  4. That turned out fabulous! I love it!

  5. It looks fabulous!! I've been meaning to do the same, but my door is 30 years old, and the gaps around it ever increasing to the point that I think I should put the money for the paint towards a new front door! ;)

  6. woah! that looks fantastic! our door is black on the outside but white on the inside and i've been eager to do something about that. i love the way the black pops. great work!

  7. Me and you girl!! I totally plan on painting my front door and banister Black. I LOVE IT!

    What a huge difference. It looks Awesome!

  8. That does look nice! I just did the opposite. I just like change- who knows what it will be in a couple of years :)

  9. Oh my goodness, it looks AMAZING! What a great update to the space. So much awesome drama :)

  10. Love the transformation, espcially those floors! What a gorgeous finish, and I love that black door too (especially since I painted mine charcoal grey - hope you love it as much as I do mine!).


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