After adding some black details to my front door, I decided I just needed more black in my home! I’ve heard it said that every room needs a little black in it, and I agree. I used to get itchy mixing blacks and browns, but it doesn’t give me hives any more 🙂
I grabbed a little pot of black paint (Rustoleum Ultracover off-the-shelf flat black paint) and decided that the boring and unadorned doorway between the living room and dining room needed some eyeliner…
(Don’t look too closely at my edges – the textured walls make it a little difficult to keep perfectly straight lines! I’m thinking of adding some white molding around the edges next…)
This DIY update couldn’t have been easier – I used a smooth foam roller to apply two coats of the black paint, and an angled paint brush to reach the corners and do touchups at the end. The cost was around $3.50 for the little can of paint, and each coat took approximately 4.3 minutes. Quick, easy, cheap and dramatic! That’s a total win in my book!
What do you think? Do you have any boring doorways that could use a little flair? If you are bold enough, how fun would it be to use a neon color?? (So fun!)