Brooke @ Start at Home
Brooke @ Start at Home
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  • Centerville, UT

How to Update Your Build Grade Door


Door started to bubble and chip all the way down to the metal. I knew it was time to either refinish the door or replace it. I started looking around for new doors but the ones a really wanted were around $3000 and unfortunately that isn't in the budget right now.
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Meanwhile my husband had the most brilliant idea to case in the door to match the upper windows. I love when my husband gets these ideas, I don't argue I just let him do his thing!
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First he cased the brick around the door and then he added the hardy board to the outside edges.
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Once the sides were dry we added the header
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I wanted to spray our door rather then hand paint it. You can see all the details and steps on the Blog!
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Here is how it looks now!! What a transformation!

Suggested materials:

  • Hardy board
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2 questions
  • Jerry Murphy
    on May 7, 2016

    What's HARDY BOARD as I live in Britain ??

  • Msi1170121
    on May 8, 2016

    Door edges How did you paint the. 1/4 inch or so that "hides" behind the door facing on three sides? Every time. I paint the door, they are either missed or get stuck on the facing ( I cannot remove the door....too heavy for me to do).

    • B. Enne
      on Dec 15, 2016

      I hope you don't mind me answering, but she says in her blog, that she took the door off the hinges and sprayed it in her spray booth.

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