I love a quick DIY update, and these closet doors were the perfect candidate for one. Last Fall, I worked on the guest room update for the One Room Challenge; see it here. Towards the end of the six-week challenge, I was trying to choose between painting the doors blue or grey when I came across an IG image with a headboard trimmed out in molding, which I fell in love with and decided it was perfect for the doors! A little visual interest was exactly what the doors needed.
The other thing I was looking for was AFFORDABLE as I had budgeted carefully for the space, and the coffers were running low. The doors were in good shape, just a bit meh.
-Wood molding (we used 2-inch strips from Home Depot)
We found these inexpensive wood strips at Home Depot for around 1.00 per foot.
I had grandiose plans to lay out a very intricate design when my husband reminded me of my limited geometry skills. Point taken. Since I was short on both time and math skills, I decided on a simple design.
We started gluing the strips to the doors and added a few pneumatic nails to help hold them in place while the glue dried.
Here I am hard at work supervising.
Once the molding was up, I filled in along the edges with a spackle to ensure a clean line when painted. It drives me crazy to see those little lines where the paint separates from the wood piece in molding.
The final step was using a high-quality paint. I am a fan of Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior paint and primer in one. I used Gray Matter SW 7066. 3 coats.
Added some pretty new Brass hardware.
I mentioned this was a quick and easy way to update closet doors! Don’t you agree?!?! The paint was leftover from another project, but even if I had included a quart of paint total cost would have been less than $50.00 and took a weekend. The details make all the difference!
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