Remember when I was inspired to turn my master bedroom boring doors into this?
Well, the process has begun and you guys, I REALLY NEED YOUR ADVICE!
I started by sanding the doors and darkening up some paint I had in the garage that wasn’t working for anyone. (I did the paint fixeroo before the whole lock-down thing.) Here’s where I started…
I think you already saw this. Anyway, about a fortnight ago, I started taking my sweet ol’ time painting the base and that’s when it happened.
Friends. I got really scared.
I started thinking that I was going crazy and that this wasn’t going to look good at all. So, I painted one door, figuring that one door wasn’t too bad to fix up if I hated it later.
Not that anyone wants to redo crap 1000x’s. Sigh.
Finally (after much hemming and hawing) I mix-up the topping, Black Magic from Home Depot, in there premier satin with clear glaze, and then I DID IT.
Oh ya! I did a few tests first, which turned out surprisingly cool, and propelled me to take on more.
I only did the back of the door, because again, I am a weak, little sissy.
I got SOOOOOOO SCARED!
But what do you think??
The men in my house think it’s awesome and that I should keep going. But what say you, my decor friends??
I did some cut and paste for fun… here’s the motif on the main front doors…
Here is an option on the right if I darken it a tad…lower the contrast a bit?
GAH! I’m so torn as to what to do.
I think I like it… though there are a few things I will do differently, (like pull the tool longer before making knots, since it looks a little too pine-y), but should I stay with the lighter gray that I have or
risk it all to get a darker gray base paint??
I think you know where I’m leaning, and less contrast would be a bit more modern but (hahahaha delirious laughter) our friend Corona is standing in my way.
Then again… contrast is bold! The indecision is real. And I feel like after two months of quarantine, my will to paint is less each day. (That’s only because most of my energy is going into strong arming my kids to do classwork each day!!)
What to do, what to do?
PS Hang in there!! And don’t lose that sense of humor =)