It is really crazy how long I'll keep things on my to-do list. I painted my living room/dining room combo two or three years ago. There is a coat closet in there that is a normal 6 panel door but was a terrible tan fake-wood color. It didn't go with anything and was right next to our real wood "front" door (we have 2 front doors, the one in the kitchen and one on the other side of the house that doesn't get used because it leads to nowhere).
So, while I had the white semi-gloss out to paint my kitchen window, I slapped 3 coats on this sucker, too! I decided not to prime it, I don't know why. Either way I would have needed 3 coats.
As usual, things never look good until they are DONE being painted. I started with the 6 panels and, before doing the flat parts, I checked for drips that often form when painting corners and coves like this. By the way, I removed the hardware first because that is the only logical thing to do.
And here is the finished product! Much cleaner and nicer. Don't mind the crooked cinnamon broom.
Have a great weekend!