Volcanic Ash

Remember last week when I asked you what color I should paint our mudroom door?  I was surprised with the safe votes of black.


I was originally deciding between red or keeping the door white. When I really thought about it, I didn’t really want to keep the door white because it gets dirty easily.  I was then leaning towards red.  And then I chickened out.  I’ve heard too many horror stories about painting doors red.

Later that day Nate tells me that he was thinking a charcoal color and he swears that he had the idea before you all commented with charcoal as a suggestion.  We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

We headed to Lowe’s and picked up a quart of Olympic’s Volcanic Ash.  We decided to try out their new One (primer and paint in one).  Why?  Because we’re suckers for new stuff. We were pleasantly surprised with the coverage.  Two coats and we were done.  There is hope for no VOC inexpensive paint. Hooray!

And now for the good stuff…

paint interior door
painted interior door

I liked the color so much that I decided to paint the other side too! (It's still drying in the picture.)

painted interior door

Ike was confused as to why we keep messing with his room.  I had to leave the door cracked while it dried…which allowed some flies to sneak in.  Ike is a fly hunter.  He had an amazing afternoon.

Thanks to all of your that suggested charcoal and thanks to the rest of you for keeping me entertained with survey results.   (I’m one of those freaks that fills out every survey that comes in the mail.)

Are you into colored doors?  I was always a white-door-only kind of girl before this…now I’m getting crazy ideas!