Painted Door Makes Wall Pop

Back when my husband and I added board and batten to a wall in our kitchen, I decided all that white was too much and painted the entry door from our garage to our kitchen black.

This is a slightly late reveal, since you can see the black door in our Simple Kitchen Command Center post.

The contrasting color looks phenomenal. It ties in with our black kitchen appliances, black kitchen table, and the top section of our command center.

Here was the white door before we added the command center, but after the board and batten went in:

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It’s so simple to paint a door – just remove any locks and knobs, tape it off, and paint it. (Find door painting tips on Pinterest here).

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When we first painted it, every time we walked into the room and saw the “black void” we thought someone had accidentally left the door to the garage open. But, we’ve since adjusted and we just love it.

Here’s the before and after (I think my phone’s camera lens had a smudge – these pics didn’t come out well!):

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Learn about our easy DIY kitchen command center for small wall spaces here:

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Scrapbook Paper & Mod Podge Frame Craft

Create customized party accessories when you use paper and Mod Podge to craft a custom picture frame.

I just love Mod Podge. It makes it so simple to create your own custom wall decor and coordinate the look of your party decorations.

Recently, I was in charge of the party supplies for my MIL’s 60th birthday. I really enjoyed creating this decorative frame with polka dot scrapbook paper that matched the pennant banner and other decorations I crafted.

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The 4×6″ chipboard frame was only $3.50 (half price) at Hobby Lobby. And the single piece of scrapbook paper was $.59. I already had the Mod Podge and foam brush on -hand.

Step-by-Step Guide for Scrapbook Paper Picture Frame with Mod Podge

Supplies:

  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Chipboard Frame
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush
  • Mod Podge

Steps:

1. Remove the back of the frame and lay face down on the back side of your scrapbook paper.

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2. Trace the frame (both inside and outside).

3. Cut along lines to create scrapbook paper overlay for frame.

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4. Use the foam brush to apply a medium coat of Mod Podge to the front of your chipboard frame & position paper over frame, using a firm flat surface (such as a credit card) to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.

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5. After 15 minutes, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the front of the frame (over the scrapbook paper) to seal it and create a protective coating.

That’s it! So simple!

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