Progress Report: Interior Doors

One thing I love about our new house is that it has stained, solid-wood interior doors.  The trim is painted a shade of white which is just great to me.  About a year ago, I had pinned inspiration for my dream home – with dark-stained doors and painted trim!  See my inspiration here, here, and here.

Our doors are not in pristine condition, but in no way need replacing.  Over on House Tweaking, I read about her success using Howard’s Restor-A-Finish on some vintage furniture pieces.  I picked a can up to try on a Craigslist table we recently put in the breakfast area, and thought I would see how it did on the doors.  I have worked on two doors and the inside of the front door so far and I am really impressed.  I used 0000 steel wool to work it into the wood and then wiped it down with a lint-free cloth.  It almost makes dents and dings disappear (from view, not from touch) and gave a little life and shine back to the doors.

Here are a couple of before and after comparison shots:

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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