Our Interior Doors are Complete!!!

It’s official!!! Our interior doors are complete, and I looooove them!

Let’s take another glimpse at what they looked like before….

Interior Doors: Before

Here is how they looked after we added the decorative molding…

Interior Doors with Decorative Trim

And here is how they look now!

I am loving the new look of the hardware which I posted about HERE… So far they are holding up fabulously!

The front door….

Not only did we have our interior doors painted, we also had a new chandelier hung in our master bedroom! Notice the ceiling medallion?

The french doors below are to my closet…I especially love the way the trim looks on these particular doors…

So what do you think of the doors?

I am so glad I finally got the courage to dive head first into this project…I am so happy with the end result!

If you are interested to know which paint color I used, see HERE…




  • Michelle P.

    OH, Emily!!! What an amazing job you have done on your home! I absolutely love the new doors! Another outstanding project, keep them coming!

    Best, MP

    August 08, 2011
  • kelley

    i have been dying to see how these were going to turn out and i think they turned out AMAZING!!!!! your blog is my favorite to follow and i thank you for sharing your gifts and talents!!

    August 08, 2011
  • emily- those are AWESOME. i am so in love with those black doors! wow!!!!1

    August 08, 2011
  • STUNNING! I absolutely love the doors and they just seem to add such a gorgeous touch to every room. They look beautiful! I especially love your desk below the convex mirrors – I bookmarked that picture so that I can do something similar in my living room. Its so beautiful! I just love your home and your style :)

    August 08, 2011
  • They look beautiful. Takes an already beautiful house to a whole new level. Great job!

    August 08, 2011
  • Beautiful! You have totally inspired me to paint my doors and hardware! Great job!

    August 08, 2011
  • Stacie

    Wow Emily, they look amazing–Great Job!

    August 08, 2011
  • Stephanie

    The doors are stunning! I love the contrast of the white trim, the door color (I see its not a true black but does look black in the photos) and the wall colors you have throughout your home. Beautiful!! What is the color of the wall in the bedroom you feature here? I really like it with that color but cant really tell if its gray or a blue….love it though! Would love to know the color for my room. Awesome!!!

    August 08, 2011
  • WOW! I totally just squealed with delight when I saw this!! What a difference!!

    August 08, 2011
  • Dana

    Beautiful! I had to laugh at myself this weekend when I found myself wondering about your doors and how you were liking them. Kinda makes me feel like a stalker/freak since we’ve never met! Thanks for sharing your gifts.

    August 08, 2011
  • selwa mitchell

    Gorgeous! I love it!

    August 08, 2011
  • Somer Fleek

    GORGEOUS!! You do such an amazing job! :)

    August 08, 2011
  • Zoe

    Wow – looks really great! I don’t have the courage to do it, but I’m SO impressed with how it turned out in your home. Way to be brave! :-)

    August 08, 2011
  • LOVE it, Emily! It looks really beautiful.

    August 08, 2011
  • Love. Period.

    August 08, 2011
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    August 08, 2011
  • Lizzie Beth

    SMASHING! Love the white trim against the black door. Please tell me about your closet french doors. I am remodeling and need three sets of them. Where did you get them? Also what size is the opening (30 or 36 inch)? Thanks so much in advance, Lizzie Beth

    August 08, 2011
  • Melody

    Love it!

    August 08, 2011
  • Patty Jenkins

    Another gorgeous project — you have such a talent for making a room totally glamorous but also totally comfortable and livable. I’ve printed pictures to add to my “one of these days my house will look like this” file!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Best always —


    August 08, 2011
  • Love it, Em. Very sleek.

    August 08, 2011
  • They look fantastic! I have wanted to do this in my house for a while, but everything was put on hold about a year and a half ago with an impending move. Now we are in a rental in a new city, so I’ll just have to wait for now. I’m jealous!!!

    August 08, 2011
  • Kailee

    Love the doors! I also love your comforter – where did you get it?

    August 09, 2011
  • WOW- home run on this one!! A bold risk that totally paid off!!

    August 09, 2011
  • Sarah

    Very well done. I saw this pinned on pinterest. Where did you get the mirror above your bed? I’ve been looking for something like that! Great job.

    August 10, 2011
  • […] of all, thanks to all of you for the many sweet comments and emails regarding our  black interior doors! You guys are […]

    August 10, 2011
  • Wow! As everyone else has said before me – your door s are stunning! Great job!

    August 10, 2011
  • Looks great! I love this new trend of charcoal instead of black doors. It’s one of 476 things on my to-do list :) Someday. . . .

    August 11, 2011
  • Rachelle

    Adding the molding to the doors was brilliant!

    Where sis you get those gold curtains? I love them!!

    August 11, 2011
  • WOW. Those are gorgeous.

    August 12, 2011
  • Fabulousness!! I knew they would turn out amazing. The trim work totally transforms them as well.

    August 13, 2011
  • Elizabeth Hodge

    I LOVE everything!!! I need to redo our master bedroom and love the color of your walls! What color did you use?

    August 14, 2011
    • Thanks! The master wall color is Washboard by RL…

      August 14, 2011
  • […] now that I’ve painted my interior doors…I’m thinking that I should paint our stained stair handrail the same color. What do you […]

    August 18, 2011
  • The doors look fantastic! You have given me an idea for another paint project. Your home is lovely…

    August 18, 2011
  • Lori

    Your doors are beautiful! My doors are all the same size. I would love to make a templete for marking installation guidelines on each door. Would you mind sharing the spacing and dimensions you used for the trim so I could use it as a starting point and adjust it to my doors? Also, were they installed with a drill or just carpenters’ glue?

    Thank you. Your blog is amazing!

    August 25, 2011
  • Lori

    Your doors are beautiful! My doors are all the same size. I would love to make a templete for marking installation guidelines on each door. Would you mind sharing the spacing and dimensions you used for the trim so I could use it as a starting point and adjust it to my doors? Also, was the trim installed with a drill or just carpenters’ glue?

    Thank you. Your blog is amazing!

    August 25, 2011
  • I am obsessed!! My question is where did you find that sunburst mirror above your bed? Or even the ones in the front room? I am having a hard time finding one that I LOVE. Thanks!!!

    August 27, 2011
    • Stephanie, I actually found the one over my bed at Dallas market and the ones in the living are from Homegoods.

      August 28, 2011
  • […] Our Interior Door Project… […]

    August 31, 2011
  • Jaclyn

    The detailing on doors makes such a difference, lovely. Where did you get that fantastic gray rug?!

    September 12, 2011
    • Jaclyn

      Just found it on a different post- Garden Ridge!

      September 12, 2011
  • Susan

    I am thinking about an upholstered headboard. I love your’s. Where did you get it? There is a lot out there and you never know what you are going to get if you order something like a headboard online?!?!


    September 19, 2011
  • Just found your site through Pinterest. Love your style and I am totally going to try adding trim to our plain-jane solid doors like you did. Thank you for the inspiration! I’ll certainly be checking back!

    September 21, 2011
  • Rachel

    Can I ask where u got your headboard? I love it!

    September 30, 2011
  • Hi, what type of paint did you use? Is it Satin or Semi-Gloss… This is exactly the color I have been thinking about using… It looks really great!

    October 01, 2011
  • Lindsey

    Love what you did! What a transformation!
    I am obsessed with the desk in the picture above! Can you tell me where you got it??

    Love your Blog!

    October 03, 2011
  • Michelle

    Inlove love love it all! Looking for comforter to go w/out gray walls. Where did u get yours? The whole room is gorgeous

    October 15, 2011
  • Michelle

    Ok, last post had lots of misspelled words! We are looking for a comforter to go with our gray walls. Where is yours from? Thanks!!

    October 15, 2011
    • Thanks! I bought it at PB about 5 yrs ago…

      October 17, 2011
  • Love the doors! Where did you find the chandelier hanging in your bedroom? Sorry if you’ve already answered this question some where. I looked around, but didn’t see a source. Thanks!!

    October 16, 2011
    • Thanks! The chandelier came from an antique store…

      October 17, 2011
      • Ah! No wonder I like it! :)

        October 17, 2011
  • tammy

    I just luv the black doors and the sunburst, i seem to be a johnny come lately on the sunbursts :( lol
    Did you paint your interiors black on both sides, facing in & out?

    November 10, 2011
    • Yes, we painted both sides except for closets…

      November 10, 2011
  • […] first project was by a reader named Megg. Megg was inspired by my post on painting my interior doors…she even had the daunting task of having to talk her husband into the project ( I know from […]

    November 21, 2011
  • Dinah

    I love your bedroom! May I ask where you got the headboard for your bed? It’s gorgeous!

    December 07, 2011
    • Thanks! The bed is from Haverty’s, but is no longer available…

      December 09, 2011
  • […] year, when I posted about painting my interior doors, I included this picture of our master […]

    May 14, 2012
  • Elizabeth

    I am trying to convince my husband we should paint our doors black. Do you have a pic of the hallway showing all the doors black to match the first “Before” pic you show? He doesn’t believe me that it won’t look bad from the hallway. :) Thanks! Beautiful home!

    May 19, 2012
  • Beeth

    Emily, I LOVE those doors. Do you have an “after” pic of the hallway to match your first “before” pic?
    I’m trying to convince my husband that it will work and it won’t be too dark. Thanks!!

    May 21, 2012
  • catherine

    sort of random, but i have been looking for a rug – and love the one you have in this room! where is it from?!

    May 29, 2012
  • […] So many of you have emailed me in regards to this project….my advice to you is to go for it! We are loving the results (an by we, I do mean my husband – sometimes it just takes a little reassurance to get them on board, ladies!). You can read the details on the project HERE. […]

    June 06, 2012
  • Emily, those photos look like straight out of a magazine! Gorgeous!! The black is so classy and sleek- good for you for going for it! How are you and those little babies doing?

    June 10, 2012
  • i love everything about your bedroom! I have that exact same chandilear, but I’m missing all of the great dangly crystals like you have. would you happen to know a place to get extra pieces like the ones you have?

    June 11, 2012
    • Thanks! Those are actually the crystals that came with the chandelier…

      June 11, 2012
  • Krystal

    Where is your bed from? We are looking for something similar? Love love love the paint colors

    June 25, 2012
    • The bed is from Haverty’s, but is discontinued.

      June 26, 2012
  • […] (Via A Well Dressed Home) […]

    June 27, 2012
  • Jaclyn Sherwin

    I have been looking for gray and white bedding for months now. I find some, but nothing QUITE right. Where is that comforter from?

    July 07, 2012
  • Donna

    Love the master! Where is the comforter from? And you said the wall color is washboard from RL?

    August 01, 2012
  • Donna

    Love the wall color and bedding!! Where did you get the comforter from??

    August 01, 2012
    • Thank you! The comforter came from Pottery Barn about 8 yrs ago.

      August 01, 2012
  • Donna

    Thank you so much!

    August 01, 2012
  • Debra Mack

    I was so glad to see this post because I’ve been wondering what to do with my doors. I had a contractor do this to my mothers doors and they almost cost as much as buying new doors. Maybe I should look into doing this again.

    August 16, 2012
  • Natalie

    I love your design! We have gray walls and I have been looking for a comforter to put on our bed that would compliment the walls. I love yours! Do you mind telling me where you got it?? My email is tigerfaith03@yahoo.com.

    Thank you!

    August 30, 2012
    • The comforter was from PB 7 yrs ago and has been discontinued for 6 yrs.

      September 01, 2012
  • Cassandra

    I am in love with your bedroom. Where did you get the grey and white throw pillows on your bed?

    September 11, 2012
  • […] flat doors that had been revamped. The website was A Well Dressed Home and the article can be found (HERE). Really nice website with lots of inspiring ideas by designer Emily Hewett […]

    September 15, 2012
  • […] Emily@A Well Dressed Home says: September 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm Cyndy, Thanks for including the photo of my black interior doors… More information on the paint colors in this photo can be found on my design blog: http://awelldressedhome.com/our-interior-doors-are-complete/ […]

    September 17, 2012
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    September 18, 2012
  • Angie

    Do you know what the name of the set was for the bedding from PB? Thanks!

    January 06, 2013
  • The doors look FANTASTIC! What a great idea. I’ve been wanting to replace our hollow core doors with old, wooden ones, but who knows how many years and dollars it would require, not to mention the elbow grease. I just may have to add this to my handy man list…I’m not sure black would work with our color scheme, but I LOVE the molding idea. Thanks for the pictures!

    May 29, 2013
  • Georgette

    Ive started my doors!!! They are looking soooo good!

    June 03, 2013
  • Lacey

    I know this post was a couple years ago but I’m going to ask anyway, did you do this to all of your doors? Bedroom, bathroom, closets, pantry, exterior doors? My front door is a dark wood tone with white trim and I love the look. Our house is new in a new neighborhood so we’ve been trying to break away from all the builder grade since we moved in a couple years ago. I’m thinking about gel staining my interior doors but I’m afraid it will be way too much for every door in the house. On the other hand, I’m not sure about having three wood tone doors and two white skinny closet doors in the same hallway. Your advice would be awesome, thanks so much!!!

    June 30, 2013
  • […] Because of Emily’s painted door project, doors across the world have been painted in Dragon’s Breath and I am certain that Emily’s gorgeous doors helped put this color on the best selling list!  To see Emily’s post for how she dramatically transformed her doors, you can see her post here. […]

    July 01, 2013
  • Lori Orman

    What Color are the living room walls and the walls in the picture with the secretary desk and chair? Love that color! I saw u mention a RL color for ur master but when I looke fit up it seemed to dark to be the color I’m looking for. Thanks again! Love ur home!

    July 04, 2013
    • Thanks Lori! The walls throughout our home (besdies master) is Behr Ashes.


      July 05, 2013
  • Diane

    Love your black desk. Can you tell me where you purchased it? Exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks so much.

    July 21, 2013
  • Karli Stevens

    Hi Emily i LOVE LOVE LOVE your black doors. ive been reading through this post trying to find out what colour they are but cant seem to find it. Are they black and is that a semi gloss or a satin or? Thanks in advance :)

    August 04, 2013
  • Thanks for sharing this post. This house has nice interior decoration. Thanks for sharing so I can drool over someone else’s gorgeous home.

    September 05, 2013
  • Ava

    You have inspired me to do my doors! what is the gray color you used for you walls? Did you use a semi-gloss paint for the doors? Looks amazing!

    October 30, 2013
    • Thank you…It’s Behr Ashes

      November 04, 2013
  • Erica Thomas

    Love your furnishings too. The doors look amazing. Thank you for sharing. You have a great eye for décor.

    June 06, 2015
  • Doris

    I am using this paint combination in my condo on the beach in Naples, Florida. So sophisticated.

    June 07, 2015
  • […] A Well Dressed Home […]

    August 12, 2015
  • Kerrie

    I too am wondering about the finish of the door. (Many people asked but I have not seen the answer) It does look matte.
    Just gorgeous!

    September 01, 2015

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