Sunday, August 07, 2011

DIY Project Parade & French Door Trim Update

When we installed French doors in the kitchen in place of a single door, we put up inexpensive mitered skinny trim. You can see it in the back ground here:
The original trim in this old farmhouse is wide and chunky.  Here's a picture of the pantry door in the kitchen:
Since we're remodeling the kitchen,

We changed out the skinny door trim for a wider/matching look using Dutch Boy's Trim & Cabinet paint (Ultra White) and a Purdy paint brush.


Now it has the same look as the rest of the original farmhouse trim.  
See that automatic door closer?  You can find one here: Ryobi Doorman Door Closer - found at Rockler.
Next up - framing that window and baseboard trim!  I do love that the door trim now matches the rest of our old home's character.  What do you think?

See how we did it at The DIY Club.

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Deborah said...

Gorgeous! We have the chunkier door frames too!
Love the look here and cant wait to paint ours white to match our soon to be painted bedroom and kitchen!
Have a great weekend Roeshel! xo

Deborah xo

Suesan said...

I love the look of the frame. I love those little projects that don't seem like such a big deal but make a difference.

Mel said...

Makes a big difference. Now the doors have a presence.

Holly said...

so pretty! We built a tree house for our boy this weekend and finished it late last night. It is storming something awful this morning so I cant get the finished pictures! Maybe later! ha!

Hollie - said...

Thanks for hosting!

Wendy said...

It looks great! I am also loving the ladder in the one door way! When the previous owners started to remodel our home they replaced the old modeling with thin new modeling. It is on our long to do list to place the old chunky modeling back up!

donatella said...

Looks great! thanks for hosting :)

At The Picket Fence said...

I don't have anything to link up this week Roeshel but I wanted to tell you that your trim looks beautiful, you matched it up so well! I just love it. :)


Ange said...

Love the trim! :) It looks great and love the automatic door closer too.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Roeshel! I'm laughing because I just saw that Heather said she didn't have anything to link up but I just linked up her chandelier makeover from couple of weeks ago! LOL! Your new trim looks fantastic and I love the automatic door closer too. So cool!
Thanks for hosting another great party,
P.S. Something went haywire with my first attempt to link up so could you please delete #49? Thanks! :-)

Katie said...

I love the wide trim! It looks great! Thanks for hosting Roeshel!

Pamela said...

Wow! Everything is looking fabulous! I need to finish our trim work. Always something more fun to work on though!;) Thanx for hosting!

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

hi Roeshel!
new here - *waves*!!
thanks so much for hosting this party - i've added my latest project.
now i'm off to read thru more of your blog.
cheryl xox.

NYCLQ said...

Ok - guilty of not visiting in a while and as usual, you do not disappoint! Great projects at your party (Thanks for hosting Roeshel!!) and your kitchen redux looks FANTASTIC!!! From floors to trim, everything transformed beautifully!

Now time to take a peek around at all the great projects and updates =)

Have a GREAT week!
xo Lynda

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Looks great! We're in the process of replacing the trim in our master bedroom and it looks a lot like the trim you have in your house. :)

Ellie@The Lavender Tub said...

Oooops. Sorry I posted my link twice. They weren't showing up. Blush

Remodelaholic said...

Did I miss the kitchen reveal post? Cuz I am drooling over what I can see of it... that back splash is AMAZING!!!!! I thing the chunky molding looks prefect! It really makes the doors even more fabulous! I am going to somehow come and visit you so we can talk house remodeling!


Shabby Marilyn said...

Great Blog! Thanks for hosting and the trim looks fantastic!

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