Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Painting Interior Doors Black & Adding New Hardware – A Classy Door Makeover

Have you ever considered painting interior doors black? When we moved into our house, all 11 doors on the main floor that were begging for a makeover. The flat, shiny pine doors did their job, but they weren’t exactly stylish.

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you may remember when I painted our bathroom doors black during the One Room Challenge last October. I was so nervous to roll on that first bit of black paint, but that interior door makeover has turned into one of my absolute favorite projects in this house!

Over the past couple months, I’ve updated the rest of our main floor doors to match the first two I did in the bathroom last fall. And now that they all have new picture frame trim, black paint, and hardware, I’m sharing all the fun before and afters with you!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Snag this free printable home project planner! It's super helpful for organizing all of your decorating and home improvement projects. Tons of checklists, budgets and supply lists.

Thank you to D. Lawless Hardware for sponsoring this project! My favorable opinion of quality hardware is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see my disclosure here.

The below photo is back from our bathroom makeover. Just look at the difference in doors! I think the black adds so much class to the house.

Check out this neutral gray bathroom with white board and batten. Love this One Room Challenge room makeover! It's amazing what you can do to transform a small bathroom.

Below is a before and after close-up. I love how the new door knobs look against that black paint! Swapping out your door hardware can make a major impact in little time.

Check out this neutral gray bathroom with white board and batten. Love this One Room Challenge room makeover! It's amazing what you can do to transform a small bathroom.

I bought pieces of thin molding from Home Depot to create picture frame molding on the doors. I think this really dressed up our doors so they look a bit more high end than a simple, flat door does.

Check out this neutral gray bathroom with white board and batten. Love this One Room Challenge room makeover! It's amazing what you can do to transform a small bathroom.

I’ve been anxious to give the rest of our doors a makeover ever since I finished up the doors in our bathroom last fall. Once we decided we were going to sell our house this summer, painting the rest of the doors to match the bathroom ranked high up on my project list.

I knew updating the interior doors throughout our main floor had the potential to add major style to the house. Plus, they were the final bit of shiny, dated pine wood I had yet to paint over.

My mom came over one Saturday and helped me crank out a good portion of this door painting project, and David helped me finish it.

The Entryway

I was most excited for the transformation in our tiny entryway area, which is right off of our living room. This is our front door and closet, and all that pine in that little space was begging for an update!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

You can read this blog post to learn the specifics on how I added the trim to the doors. I blogged my measurements and linked to the exact trim I used in that post, so be sure to check it out if you want to replicate my exact method.

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Once the picture frame molding was in place and the doors were painted, David helped me add all the door hardware. D. Lawless Hardware carries these gorgeous colonial style knobs by Copper Creek. The pretty satin finish looks amazing against the black doors.

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

I’ve never replaced a door knob before, but it was pretty simple. The latch holes in our doors turned out to be a tad too small for our new hardware, so we used a large drill bit to enlarge the holes a bit. Then we used the included screws to attach the knob to the door and the strike plate to the door frame.

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

I cannot tell you how excited I was to throw out the tarnished old gold knobs! The new ones look SO GOOD!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Snag this free printable home project planner! It's super helpful for organizing all of your decorating and home improvement projects. Tons of checklists, budgets and supply lists.

Here are a couple before and afters of our mini entryway area. Whenever I take photos of our living room for the blog, I always think the pine door sticks out like a sore thumb. It makes me cringe so much that I often spend a lot of time getting the angles so the pine doors are out of the shot.

Now I’m so excited to show you pictures of these beauties!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

You may notice I also added a bit of style and function on that little wall behind the front door. A pretty mirror and set of hooks is all it took!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

The Hallway

Our two bedrooms, bathroom, dining room and a closet are all off of a small hallway so there’s a ton of pine doors and trim in a small space!

I swear I took a before picture, but of course I cannot locate it now. So here’s a progress photo of one end of the hallway after the doors were already painted black. All of the pine trim is still an overwhelming amount of pine!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

And here is the after shot of that same end of the hallway! Black doors, white trim and beautiful stainless knobs completely transformed it. I think a lot of people overlook hallways, but even super small ones can get some major style with a few updates!

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Gosh I’m just in love with these doors! I’m going to be sad to leave them behind when we move.

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

Snag this free printable home project planner! It's super helpful for organizing all of your decorating and home improvement projects. Tons of checklists, budgets and supply lists.

The Dining Room

Another room with a lot of doors is our dining room. There are two doorways plus a closet door. I took the below picture on the day we moved in. I very quickly covered up that paneling with a light gray paint. It toned down the pine a lot, but the pine doors still needed some attention.

Here’s an after picture of our dining room. It really is amazing what paint can do to the look and feel of a space, don’t you think?

I am so happy with my decision of painting interior doors black (despite the guy mixing my paint at the hardware store thinking I was insane!). This project took a few Saturdays to complete because we had a lot of doors to do, plus all of the trim around the door frames. But it was well worth it in my opinion! What do you think?

Considering painting your interior doors black? Check out this DIY door makeover–the black doors and white trim look beautiful! And check out that hardware!

So that’s a quick little tour of the doors on our main floor. I never knew I could be so excited about doors and door knobs until now! If you’re in the market for new door hardware, there are some beautiful options here. A door makeover really does have the potential to change the look of a space, especially small spaces like our tiny entry and hallway.

Would you consider painting interior doors black? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Happy decorating!

Thank you to D. Lawless Hardware for sponsoring this project! My favorable opinion of quality hardware is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see my disclosure here.

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3 comments

  1. Amanda Feltmann

    I cannot believe how amazing the “After” photos look! I so wish I could’ve seen this in person! Great job as always! The little bit of trim made a big impact too, along with the paint!

  2. Kitty

    Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing the pictures: the proof is in the paint : )
    Best of luck with selling the house and new beginnings!

    • Thank you, Kitty! As I often say, it’s amazing what you can accomplish with some paint! Have a great day!

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