Sunburst Door Makeover

by | Jul 10, 2021

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Coming to you today with ANOTHER door makeover project! I LOVE an opportunity to paint doors!  They are the first thing people see as approach your home and its the best way to set the tone for their visit! I have repainted my front door almost as much as the seasons have changed…… and I’ll doubt I’ll stop!

This particular door is NOT a front door….. but instead a pantry door for my clients kitchen.  This same client commissioned me to paint every single kitchen cabinet door too!  She’s got a crazy fun style and I’ve been honored to work with her!

Sunburst Painted Door by Tracey's Fancy
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Sunburst Painted Door by Tracey's Fancy
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Whether you are painting your front door or an interior door…. the process with these products is exactly the same!  I actually used two different paint products on this door on purpose.  I used Dixie Belle’s chalk mineral paint on one side and their all-in-one Silk paint on the other! Both work beautifully for interior or exterior doors!

The PINK side:

The gorgeous bold pink is Peony from their chalk-mineral line.  This happens to be the inside of the door and will only be seen when the pantry door is open!  I hope this serves as a nice surprise and a huge dose of happy every single time the door is opened!  I prepped this side by washing with white lightning and rinsing well.  I usually paint doors with them laying over two saw horses….. but it is not necessary.  You do NOT need to remove your doors from the hinges or even remove the knobs!   Just paint carefully and tape off areas that you don’t want to get paint on.   I  applied two coats of Peony with both a brush and a roller.  I explain this process in my YouTube video and I will link that at the end of this blog.  I used the flat-small synthetic brush from Dixie Belle to paint the insets first.  I then used a roller to apply paint to the higher flat surfaces of the door.  This process is soooooo easy and takes very little time to complete.  I then top coated this side with two coats of Gator Hide.  I used the same brush/roller technique that I already explained.  But I also shared a lot of good Gator Hide tips in my YouTube video as well!

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The Black/White Sunburst side:

This side took a twist…. so follow along while I explain.  I first cleaned with white lightning and rinsed well.  I then painted with Fluff of the chalk-mineral paint.  I taped off and began my sunburst design with Caviar black also of the chalk-mineral line.  It THEN occurred to me…. that I could use the Silk line…. which requires NO top coat application.  I also know how well it holds up as I have painted my laundry room doors (six of those suckers…. its ridiculous for such a small space)  in black and white stripes with silk!  So for my final second coats….. I switched gears and used the Silk paint in Anchor and Salt Water!!!  This means…… once that second coat dried….. this side of the door is DONE!!!  Now, if you really want to SUPER protect it…. you can paint Gator Hide right over the silk.  It actually has a top coat built in…. but more is never too much!

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The sunburst pattern is a favorite of mine and one I’ve used on many past projects!  It exudes energy and new growth and happiness to me!  I used it here on the door…. as my clients kitchen cabinet doors all have small doses of black and white.  I didn’t want the pantry door to steal the show from her floral cabinets…. but serve as a cohesive feature to the overall vibe.  

Recap:

  • Clean door with White Lightning
  • Prime Door with BOSS if going from dark to light
  • Prime Door with Slick Stick if your door is raw metal
  • Paint using brush or roller with either line of paint
  • Paint second coat with either line of paint
  • Top Coat with clear coat of choice over chalk-mineral line
  • Top Coat with Gator Hide over either line should you choose to….but is not necessary. Silk Line does not require a top coat at all.
  • DONE!

Now…… who’s door needs a refresh?  

Shopping for the door:

I’m SUPER excited to announce….

… that dixie Belle Paint Company has made “kits” available to you! This particular kit offers you the ability to purchase everything you need to complete this chair’s “look” with a single click”. It comes with all the product you need in one place…. because who enjoys starting a project and then realizing you don’t have all that you need? This Alice Chair box is available right HERE.. **note: it will only include three clocks and does not include the harlequin stencil.

Other Doors for inspiration:

Painted Front Door
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Painted Pantry Door
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DIY Barn Door
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Sunburst Painted Door by Tracey's Fancy
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Sunburst Painted Door by Tracey's Fancy
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