Monday, June 4, 2012

Painting a Door - Not Your Average Paint Job

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Now that the nice weather is here, we are spending more and more time out by the pool.  One of the best things we ever did was build a pool house next to the pool with a small kitchenette and bathroom.  It keeps wet kids out of the house and is just so convenient.
The interior door to the bathroom/changing room in the pool house was a wood door that had a coat of polyurethane on it.  It was boring and kinda ugly, but it wasn't that big of a priority.   For years I have wanted to do something with the door, but never got around to it.
I finally got around to doing something about it.
Here's the finished door.  Isn't it so fun??
Here's how I did it.   I started by painting the entire door a semi-gloss white.
Then using Frogtape...
I taped off a diamond on the door and two stripes. 
I then painted three coats of Martha Stewart chalkboard paint in an aqua color.

The door didn't seem fun enough yet, so I took a round tray and 
cut out a circle out of a piece of cardboard.
I taped the circle to the door.
Then using vinyl dots I had left over from another project, 
I added the dots to the outside of the cardboard to form a circle.
Then I added some smaller dots to form a  peace sign.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut the words out of blue vinyl.
 The chalkboard is perfect for the kids to write on. wasn't that warm here this weekend.
Here's another look at the door.  Where else could I get away with such a funky door?
Can't wait to hear what you think.

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laxsupermom said...

The door looks great! I'm so jealous of your pool house. We have the trail of wetness through the house from the kids running in and out of the house while using the pool. Love the vinyl dots! Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

That is so cute, Judy! What a super idea and why not have a little fun with it.

Unknown said...

I love it! That would be cute for a child's room too. (if you didn't want it on the outside you could paint it on the inside)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful transformation..perfect for a pool house. I love that blue chalkboard fun is that! You have a beautiful outdoor space,Judy. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It is definitely fun, Judy! Perfect place to do something like this, too.

Debbiedoos said...

You are so clever Judy! That is one fun funky door!~

Calypso In The Country said...

It's adorable and I love the colors.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I think it is fabulous and I love the whimsy. Very creative. Hugs, Marty

Susan Anderson said...

I think that door is BEYOND cute.


Unknown said...

Wow! I'm in love with your pool area. The door turned out super cute. {HUGS}Three Mango Seeds

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just so fun Judy!! You are so creative and it is absolutely perfect for a pool house door. I'm totally jealous of your air temp since it is about 20 degrees warmer than ours right now. Ugh. :-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks super cute Judy!! Perfect for a pool house!

Bliss said...

Judy....... I have some serious pool house envy going on. You were right when you said it's one of the best things you did....... we didn't and every season I find someone new to have pool house envy of!


Rachel said...

That's awesome! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what fun - the door, the pool and the pool house! There is a house in our neighborhood that hosts frequent pool parties through out the summer and they always have a porta-potty delivered. The guests seem to be mostly adults, but I guess they don't want them in the house. I really think they need a pool house!

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