I finally put up new trim and painted it and the back door in the kitchen. It only took how long to get to this point? don't ask!
The door and trim were a very ugly almost taupe color.
My original intention was to strip it and stain it a nice brown to bring warmth into the room...but the summer came and went, it got cold, and I still needed to change it before I went crazy since other parts of the kitchen were looking more finished.
Here was my process:
prime it white, then brush wash it with pink
then brush wash it with yellow
And you get a very pretty orange
Now the front door and the back door make me smile.