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How to Paint Faux Trim on Closet Doors

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Do you have any of these closet doors in your house? You know, the sort of flimsy sliding kind? Well I do. And they happen to be in our master bedroom. I couldn't handle looking at these ugly things anymore, so I decided to paint the sliding closet doors with a faux trim effect. Here's what I did:
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $35 Difficulty: Easy
First step was to wash down the doors to remove any residue or dust. I didn't need to sand since these doors aren't wood, but if you have wooden closet doors you would want to use a medium and then fine grit sandpaper to prep the surface for paint (like these 3M Advanced Abrasives). To wash down the doors I just used some basic soap and water. If they had been glossy or had some other finish, a de-glosser might have been necessary. Then I needed to measure out where I wanted the rectangular boxes to go.
To see how I measured out and created my boxes with painter's tape, click through to see the full tutorial. And I even have a video too!

Materials used for this project:

  • Painter's tape   (hardware store)
  • Paint   (Benjamin Moore)

To see more: http://thesweetestdigs.com/2012/09/10/the-diy-files-two-tone-closet-doors/

  • Nadine
    Nadine Houston, TX
    on Oct 20, 2015

    This is a fantastic idea. The doors look so much better!

  • Toni @ Small Home Soul
    Toni @ Small Home Soul Martinez, CA
    on Oct 20, 2015

    I need to do this on my old boring closet doors before we rehang them.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 20, 2015

    What a gorgeous update! Absolutely love!

  • Michelle Hamill
    Michelle Hamill Missouri City, MO
    on Oct 20, 2015

    wow, they look awesome!

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Oct 20, 2015

    Looks so much nicer, who would have thought it would make such a difference! Great job!

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