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I have double louvered closet doors but I am sick of them!

I have a double set of louvered folding closet doors that I want to redo cheaply. What can I do to change them so they won't be so dusty and difficult to clean? They are stained a light golden oak. And did I add that I'm really tired of them after 30 years?

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Jul 28, 2016

    Hi, you can try cover them with beadboard like this blogger did. http://vintagesimplehome.blogspot.co.za/2009/09/weekend-house-love.html Good luck!!

  • Annetta Clubb Craigen
    Annetta Clubb Craigen
    on Jul 28, 2016

    I really liked the end result that the blogger ended with. It definitely is an idea I will consider. Thanks!

  • Annetta Clubb Craigen
    Annetta Clubb Craigen
    on Jul 28, 2016

    Thank you for the link. There are several ideas I may explore but I'm really looking for something I can do that would be less strain on my bank account . Some of these ideas looked rather expensive. Thank you for taking the time to send me the site.

  • Alice
    Alice Hilliard, OH
    on Jul 28, 2016

    I had those once and took them down and put up a curtain - easier to open and clean

  • Poppy
    Poppy Canada
    on Jul 29, 2016

    you could staple some fabric over them......curtains from a thrift shop maybe or shower curtains from a dollar store maybe match them to your existing curtains or bed linen.

    • Annetta Clubb Craigen
      Annetta Clubb Craigen
      on Jul 29, 2016

      Thank You Poppy! I had originally had this idea but decided to see what else crafty people could come up with. This is probably what I'm going to do in the end. I'm not very handy with saws or hammers and nails and I believe this would be the cheapest thing in the long run. Thanks for taking the time to comment to everyone!

  • Cut cardboard to fit inside each panel area of the louvers and cover the cardboard with your choice of fabric, any kind of paper (wall paper, gift wrap paper, craft, etc.) or maybe even picture frames? ***You can use hot glue to apply your choice of covering. ***

    • You're welcome! Also thought about tin tiles and cork board. Depending on your skills, beadboard would look nice too. Good luck Annetta! Hope you share what you do!

  • Gloverdusty0816
    Gloverdusty0816
    on Jul 30, 2016

    Oh, my goodness! The solutions are endless! First of all, I would begin by removing the slats. I don't know what style you like, but you could add a panel that is treated in many different ways. You could add a panel that is treated with chicken wire, fabric, wood (painted or stained), photos, decoupage, posters, lace, tin, and the list goes on and on. Have fun with it!

  • Poppy
    Poppy Canada
    on Jul 30, 2016

    Dear Annetta, I am sure you already know all this but just in case : it helps to hem the fabric all the way round to the right size to fit the door, if you are now good with a sewing machine there is a wonderful tape called ''wonderweb'' which when place between to layers of fabric and then pressed with a hot iron seals the layers together. then when stapling the fabric onto the door start with the centre top and work out to the sides stretching lightly as you go, then the centre bottom , and then the 2 bottom corners pulling both sideways and diagonally at the same time to get the fabric nice and smooth, finally the 2 sides. Good Luck it will look fabulous.

  • Annetta Clubb Craigen
    Annetta Clubb Craigen
    on Jul 31, 2016

    Thank you. Everyone has been so helpful! My imagination has apparently dried up. I use to have ideas about everything but I have been stumped on this. I've received some great ideas. Thanks again!

  • Mama First
    Mama First Manchester, TN
    on Aug 7, 2016

    I took mine off when I redid the closets with cedar. I despise them also. I still have not decided what to use in their place but am thinking on making double doors, barn door style. I thought about a curtain rod (or a shower rod) and just hang pretty curtains, shower curtains or even a bed sheet or paint cloth but I just don't want the hassle of having to take the material off periodically to wash. I gotta tell ya though, my closets have never been as neat as they are now...without the doors.

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