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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diagonal Painted Office Doors

Ever since I painted that wooden box in a geometric pattern using two shades of pink, gold, black and white, I've been thinking of doing something similar to my office doors.  Because this is a space just for me, I can do what I want with it, and if I like bright pink, bright pink it is!  I want to be inspired by the place where I spend my time dreaming, creating, and blogging.  

I took my time choosing three colors that I planned to use on two doors: Sherwin-Williams Coming Up Roses (below), In the Pink (light pink) and Bohemian Black.  But, after I painted just one of the colors (Coming Up Roses), I found I liked it two-toned, so I'm leaving it as-is for now.  I can't believe how much I love this fun pop of color in the room.  It just makes me smile when I'm working at my desk.  




Aside from figuring out where I wanted the diagonal to be, I painted these doors like I've done the other doors in my house- while on the hinges.  I started with an angled brush on the inner panels and near the molding, then used a foam roller for the rest.  






After painting two coats back-to-back, I carefully pulled up the tape while the paint was still wet to avoid any chance of peeling.  As long as you press the tape down really firmly from the beginning, you should get a nice crisp line.  Where I had a bit of seepage on the second door, I quickly wiped it away with a wet q-tip.


The photos below show how the doors looked before and after the diagonal paint job. 



Right after I finished painting, my husband was walking down the hall toward my office and I said, "be careful, there's wet paint."  "Wow." was all he said when he peeked inside.  Luckily, I don't have to worry about whether he likes it. ;) 

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24 comments:

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    1. I knew the color was what I wanted as soon as I opened the paint can! Doesn't always happen like that!

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  2. Oh how cute, love it!! What a fun idea that that pink, LOVE!!

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    1. I guess it's mostly a color us females like! ;)

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  3. Megan, this is so so cute. I love how you painted the two doors at different angles wit one having more pink than the other.Bravo!
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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    1. The original plan was two or three colors on both doors in different patters, but I'm liking this for now.

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  4. Love it! What a fun addition to your space!

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  5. I'm curious to know what your original idea was with the other pink and black. Were you going to use all 3 on the door? Love it by the way!

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    1. Well, maybe two on one (the one with the most pink), three on the other. The one with the pink at the bottom, I was probably going to do light pink on top, then black and light pink on the other one.

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  6. I love this! So cute! Too bad I have wood tone doors! It matches your blog theme! May I ask who you used for your blog theme? I have looked at Etsy, but haven't found one I like yet.
    Www.simplyjustbricks.com
    Justine

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    1. My blog designer was Kelly Christine (formerly Fabulous K). She does great work!

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  7. Wow, Megan, that looks gorgeous! Love the pink paint color and the diagonal is really creative and edgy. Pink is one of my favorite colors and I just love that shade!

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    1. "creative and edgy" - love those words. I was going for something different!

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  8. Lovely pic, and amzazing pic on the wall I love the word "LOVE"!!!

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    1. Thanks Jules- that's one of my favorite prints.

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  9. ADORE!!!!!!! And that shade is perfection!!! It also happens to match your blog! xoxoxo

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  10. It looks AMAZING Megan! Such a fun pop of color for your space!

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