Stain It Black? (Interior Doors)
Well, it’s not a question of IF I should–it’s me wondering if this is really an appropriate title (since the stain wasn’t exactly black–it was espresso brown–but they almost look black.)
Anyway, the time for questioning/wondering/thinking about it is ova–the deed is done.
The master bathroom:
(You can see we still have some patching to do in here)
We actually bought these doors months ago and have been dragging our feet to get them stained and hung. In fact, as I’m writing this, there are still 3 doors (to the bedrooms) that have yet to be stained (they are hung, though.) And since the basement is in a state of, uh, chaos, I no longer have an area to work at the moment–so they will have to wait.
Anyway, the reasons for major feet-dragging were twofold:
First, because staining and clear-coating a door takes at least 3 layers of work on each side, it’s a very drawn out process of coating and waiting to dry–then flip it and start all over (not to mention the sanding between coats. Oh, and the fact that I could only do two doors at a time). Boooring! I’m inspired to do things in hurry, so having to pateintly wait didn’t sound like fun.
And second, because they weren’t predrilled for handles (or hinges,) we had to work up the motivation to borrow a door jig and just get ‘er done.
But it was completely worth it. (Since we spent the money on solid doors, the last thing I wanted to do was hide them with white paint.)