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Transformed :: Door Decor

March 8th, 2012

chevron pattern grey white neon door diy paint painting orange

Hi everyone! Claire here, with a project that I’m thrilled to say, has been one of my easiest yet. Two weeks ago I confessed to you all my need for a quick home pick-me-up to distract me from the other looming projects I’ve been putting off. I was so inspired by all the incredible designs I discovered, and after much sketching and deliberating, I decided to take pieces of each one I’d found to create my own original door design… and if this photo is any indication, it’s safe to say the whole household is pleased with the outcome! Interested in making your own? We’ve got the easy instructions just after the jump.

chevron pattern grey white neon door diy paint painting orange

  • door (duh!)
  • paint (I chose glossy for added interest)
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • blue painters tape
  • straight edge
  1. Tape off and paint door edges first. I used a neon acrylic paint for this part, it took about 4 coats.
  2. Measure door’s height and width and draw out a smaller version to scale out the pattern properly. I did this in order to calculate an even amount of chevrons.
  3. Mark the center of your door with a pencil, and use ruler to space and mark the point of each chevron. For my pattern, I marked every 13 inches.
  4. Using a straight edge, draw each angled line.
  5. Repeat steps 4 & 5 on the other side of the door.
  6. Tape along each line, and paint. I painted 3 coats to ensure evenness.
  7. Once dry, remove tape and rehang!

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34 Comments under :: Transformed :: Door Decor
  1. GawgusThings says:

    I love the red trim around the door!
    Emma x

  2. so smart and makes a great impact! Lovely idea! If I ever have a door of my own I might give it a go

  3. Sophee says:

    Love it Claire!!! Maybe my favorite thus far :)

  4. Carrie Z says:

    Really love this one.

  5. Emily says:

    love love love!!!! and i love cat and monte making their “debut” together!!! very nice work claire :)

  6. Clare says:

    Oh wow! What a perfect combination – subtle enough with the grey with a sneaky pop of colour! So spectacular!!

  7. Mariah says:

    I love this Claire! The silver and white are so fun together.

  8. Steve Z. says:

    Well-done indeed. Those critters of yours are moving toward celebrity status!

  9. Michelle Sereno says:

    Claire, this is phenomenal! And the dogs are adorable :)

  10. Kelly Bowman says:

    So cool claire! Love the pups in the shot too!

  11. thanks, all! it was a really fun project to do!

  12. Fabulous idea and I love the sneaky neon flash too. I’d have the fear about wobbly lines, but you’ve done a magnificent job!

    Becky
    x

  13. Maya says:

    Très chic! But the pets stole the show; they are gorgeous :)

  14. That looks gorgeous, Claire! Well done.

    xo,
    Ashley
    anylovelything.blogspot.com

  15. Dana says:

    So gorgeous! I especially love the pop of orange. Great DIY!

  16. Marie says:

    I love that hint of orange! :)

  17. grandma says:

    Love the door Claire!!!!

  18. Kate says:

    monte is the cutest. great job claire!!

  19. Maroon says:

    I love love love this idea! I can’t wait to have a house so I can try this… pretty sure our the property management company wouldn’t find it as charming as I do. :)

  20. Arre says:

    LoVe the idea! Would you mind sharing exactly which paint you used (color)?! I’m dying to do this!

    • Thanks Arre! For the grey I used a Behr paint, custom color match to their UL260-9 (Ashes) in High Gloss. The neon is an Derivan acrylic paint I bought at an art store. The color Fluro Red. Hope this helps!

  21. Becky says:

    I love love love this idea!!!

    What kind of dog is that? He is beautiful!!

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Thanks, Becky! He is actually a mutt (we think a mix of pitt/lab/dane). He’s a handful but such a love.

  22. Kim says:

    I love the red trim. It really finishes the design. Any decor is always better with a pooch and a kitty! x

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