Making new door look old

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Just recently, I was looking for an antique door to replace the plain white door I have leading to my pantry. I couldn’t find any with those exact measurements so I decided I was going to try making my new door look old using some Annie Sloan chalk paint.

This is what the door originally looked like.

 

Original pantry door

Original pantry door

 

First, I painted the entire door using Annie Sloan Florence. It’s an aqua blue color.

The door painted in Florence.

The door painted in Florence.

I let that dry for an hour before painting a coat of Annie Sloan Primer Red over that. I didn’t exactly paint entirely over the Florence, I let some of that show through the red.919 920

I let that coat dry and finished off the painting with some Annie Sloan Wrought Iron. With this color, I put a small amount onto my paint brush and applied it only to certain areas of the door to give it an old, weathered look.

Wrought Iron applied over the Primer Red and Florence.

Wrought Iron applied over the Primer Red and Florence.

I let that dry then used a coat of the Annie Sloan clear wax. This wasn’t quite glossy enough for my liking so I added a coat of Minwax polycrylic clear semi-gloss.

The molding around the door was white and I didn’t like that contrast so I used some dark brown gel wax to stain it. It took a few coats but I just kept adding stain until I got it like I wanted it.

Painted door but with white molding.

Painted door but with white molding.

Here’s what my door looks like now! What do you think?

 

Finished product.

Finished product.

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