Upgrade the Look of Your Flat Doors With This Simple DIY!

$60
6 Hours
Medium

A couple of years ago, I gave my youngest daughter's room a complete makeover (if you missed it, you can check out the full "before" and "after" room transformation by clicking {here}!) and part of that makeover included her closet doors. I always try to first work with what I have instead of pitching it and buying something new so when I wanted to change the look of her doors, I decided to DIY instead of
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My fix? Create a stylish raised pattern on the doors using this inexpensive molding:



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It was a DIY project that took some time to do but didn't require a ton of skill - no power tools needed! I started by figuring out a design pattern for the doors and then with a simple saw and miter box, I cut pieces of the molding to size and taped them in place with painter's tape:



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Once all of the molding was in place and leveled, I used glue and nails to adhere the molding pieces to the door:



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Then the tape came off, I painted both doors, added new pulls and ended up with doors that have a stylish new look:



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Kris {Driven By Decor}

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3 of 7 questions
  • Mary Black
    on Dec 10, 2017

    What kind of glue did you use?

    • Kris {Driven By Decor}
      on Dec 23, 2017

      All of the specific product supplies I used are in the full tutorial that you can get to through the link in this post! :)

  • Hale'
    on Dec 11, 2017

    What if you have a plain closet sliding doors.

    • Lin Collins
      on Dec 22, 2017

      Not all closet doors are too close together to do this. There are different sizes of molding too. Also you could separate the door tracks by as little as .25" to give yourself enough room to accommodate the molding of your choice.

  • Barb in Texas
    on Dec 11, 2017

    Is it wrong that I didn't recognize your name, and had no idea who you were until the last picture, where I recognized the bedspread and remember the bed skirt tutorial?

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  • She3328225
    on Jan 12, 2018

    What a great update for the doors!!! This looks very high-end...nice job!!

  • Patricia
    on Mar 10, 2018

    beautiful design, one i would like to try . well done.

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