While working on the upstairs hall, I wanted to address the interior of the bathroom door. It was in bad shape - cracked and starting to peel. I think the humidity from the shower affected the many layers of old paint and helped hasten the aging process.
Some part of the paint had bubbled so badly the paint came off in thick chunks when I touched it. Layers of white, pink, teal… and under the teal there was a beautiful dark brown stain, probably the original door finish. Someday it would be amazing to strip and refinish the doors to a dark walnut… but I’ve heard it’s a huge pain and it’s not something we’re ready to do any time soon. So in the meantime, we just need to preserve the white paint and current finish. I decided to fill in the cracks and repaint the door with a fresh coat of white paint.
It looks much better now, though at some point we will have to address this door again. The humidity from the shower hasn’t done it any favors and we will have to do more than a quick patch job. You can still see the cracks and bubbles close up.
For now though - this looks a lot better and works just fine.