I asked the painter to sand it down as far as he could go without stripping it to see what it would look like, but my client is leaning towards having the whole door painted in a fresh, glossy, new paint. I could go either way, but I think I'd prefer the rustic, as-is look. I'd be open to doing one side freshly painted and the other not. We'll see if I can convince him.
For now, I found some inspirational photos of doors painted with fun pops of color. We'll see what inspires us both and when it's finished I'll post a photo.
Take a look...
This high gloss plum colored door leads from the dining room to the butler's pantry.
|Source: House Beautiful. Maura McEvoy|
Yellow is so much fun! It's the color of the sun.
|Source: Pia Ulin via Apartment Therapy|
|Tobi Fairley via Domino|
|Source: Meyer Davis Studio via Irene Turner|
Anything painted a faded blue/gray is gorgeous to me! So Swedish!
I do wonder how black would look. I think it could be really fun.
This is a fabulous yellow/green color. Hmmm....this color would work well.
|Source: A San Francisco entryway by Feldman Architecture|
Back to the old, custy, paint chipping, half-on, half-off look. There's something about it. I do love it.
|Source: From Modern House Insight|