12 Clever Tricks to Turn Builder Grade Doors Into Custom Made Beauties

Say NO to boring doors!

By Hometalk Highlights

Paint the surrounding wall with a stencil

If you want the dramatic look of wallpaper, but not the expense.

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Add your own molding for shape and depth

Turn flat slab doors into paneled beauties by adding your own strips of molding.

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Add raised details with joint compound

Using a stencil, put decorative raised details on the blank door panels for an elegant look.

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Cut out the center and replace it with glass

Use the frame of your builder grade door & toss the rest, to try this gorgeous insert idea.

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Decorate areas with contact paper

Highlight certain areas of your plain doors with colorful contact paper to give them some style.

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Dress yours up with molding and paint

Use textured strips of molding to shape your door, then disguise your DIY with paint.

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Put on faux molding with washi tape

Don’t want to break out the tools? No problem. Use washi tape for a temporary facelift.

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Add window mullions for some interest

Give your boring doors a intricate accent by attaching pretty wooden window mullions.

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Add plywood panels

Use plywood to give your door a unique shape. No one will guess it’s builder grade.

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Cover your door in chalkboard panels

Make boards with foam core & chalkboard paint, then add them to your door with trim.

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Surround it with a chunky frame

Use thick pieces of trim to create your own custom chunky frame for your builder grade doors.

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Paint them to look like real wood

If your doors are blending into the walls a little too well, paint them to look like natural wood & stand out.

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