Here's the inside of our front door. I slathered wood putty into all of its dents and dings:
Then sanded and taped:
And applied our trim color, Olympic Ebony, which is really more of a midnight blue, but I suppose it looks black if you squint at it long enough :)
|Bad lighting, but you get the idea...|
And gave the other side the same treatment:
1 door saved and at least 300 bucks trimmed from our construction budget!