Good Day Sunshine – Yellow Painted Doors
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.
And it looks great with my IKEA hacked rustic cabinet! If you haven’t seen what it looked like before, you MUST see the transformation.
What do you think? Would you paint one of your interior doors yellow to brighten your mood?
This is a beautiful color combo! What color is the paint on the walls adjacent to the door?
Aesthetic White by Sherwin Williams, I love that color so much I used it in our kitchen too. You can see all the paint colors in my home here: https://prettyhandygirl.com/paint-colors-home/
What do you think of the Advance product? Compared to Aura? I’m just making a move from SW brand paints because of the VOC reformulations (ew) and value your opinions. Super color choice!
Oh my, we NEED a bright yellow door somewhere in the house – this looks fab!
Thanks Julie. It really is a necessity to brighten your day!