Closet Door DIY Makeover With Molding and Bulletin Boards!


My daughter's closet doors were flat, yellowed, and had teeny tiny knobs - totally boring! When we remodeled her room (you'll definitely want to check out the Before and After transformation of her entire room - click here if you haven't seen it already!), I wanted to give her closet doors a makeover as well.
The first step was to give them some dimension so I bought some low profile molding and used a miter saw to cut the pieces to make two boxes on each door. I taped the molding pieces to the door and used a level to make sure all four of my molding boxes were straight and aligned and then traced around the edges of them with pencil.
Next I cut two cork sheets to fit the size of my upper two molding boxes and two thin plywood sheets to fit the size of my lower two molding boxes. I adhered them to the door and then put the molding back in place with my brad nailer - at this point they looked like this:
Then all that was left was to paint the doors and molding white and add new hinges and knobs. I'm so excited with how they turned out - I love how her closet doors look and my daughter loves having two big cork boards to pin all of her pictures to!
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  • Toni
    Toni
    on Jan 29, 2018

    I hope you understand this question We are building a closet. My husband said that I have to put in bi-folding doors unless I want a post in the center for the doors to close into. Do your doors have a post down the center when you open them? how wide are these doors? I hope you understand this question. Your Design is clever and useful I love it.
    • Schoony
      Schoony
      on Feb 4, 2019

      You also need to make sure the framing for this new closet is right to hold the doors..

  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Dec 31, 2018

    I love the paint and your quilt too!! No full picture of the room?

  • Rachel
    Rachel
    on Feb 19, 2019

    Where can you buy that cork?


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  • Chanie Dison Organ
    Chanie Dison Organ
    on Jan 23, 2019

    I think that if I had done this project, I would have incorporated chalkboard paint in two of the squares, either in the bottom two, or one side of each the chalkboard and the cork.

  • Bla
    Bla
    on Mar 21, 2020

    It’s perfect. Great job, well executed. Thank you for the instructions too.

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