It’s official! I am in love! I gave my back door an easy door makeover and it made such a difference in how my kitchen feels now! It was perfect for my French farmhouse kitchen makeover. Seriously? I don’t know why I didn’t do this back door makeover a long time ago.
I am loving how my home is starting to feel. It is so ME. Does your home feel like YOU? If someone walks into your home and you aren’t there would they know immediately that it was you who lived there? If you follow me on any of my social outlets, you know my love for French European style. I can say without a doubt that my homes style is recognizable as soon as you walk past the entry. (That is up on the list for a revamp very soon too!)
Here is how it started. Pretty basic cream painted with matching broken blinds. Are your blinds all broken on your back doors or is it just mine?
Keep scrolling to discover how easy it was for this incredible door makeover.
Easy Door Makeover
- Paint in the color of your choice ( I used Joanna Gaines Chalkboard with Mixology Minerals Powder)
- Artscape Summer Magnolia window film
- Frog Tape
- Spray bottle of warm water with dish soap
- Wet rag
- Sharp box cutter or scissors
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How To Create your own Back door makeover
- Start with taping.
Tape off any areas such as hinges and handles that need covered with Frog Tape.
- Measure and trim your Artscape window film.
You can measure and trim your Artscape window film ahead of time with scissors to make it easy. I did it after is was in place with a sharp box cutter knife.
- Clean and prep door.
Clean the window and prep the door for paint. I painted my trim out to start to make it easier to paint out after the film was placed.
- Cover glass with water/soap solution.
Spray the glass liberally with the water/soap solution. I used Dawn. The directions called for dish soap and water in a spray bottle and I didn’t understand until I started but this worked like a charm to be able to slightly move my film a little if I needed to. Especially because I had to fit two pieces together perfectly and this trick made it so smooth.
- Applying the first section of film.
Take a small section of the top of your window film off of the paper backing and put in place. Then carefully pull back the rest of the paper backing. I used a wet rag to wipe over the window film as I pressed out air bubbles from the center out. Water will come out from the sides and you’ll wonder how in the world that will work but it does. LOL
- Adding additional sections (if needed)
Place the second section if needed. My Summer Magnolia window film lined up so the water trick made that easy to do as well.
- Press out any water.
Use a squeegee to press the water out as much as possible being careful not to move your film too much.
- Paint the door.
- Voila! Super easy for such a huge impact.
Enjoy the splendor of the stained glass effect!
Oh my Gosh! I just love this makeover! It is so beautiful at all hours of the day and night!