A few years ago my husband and I wanted to create some over-sized art to add a pop of color to our home decor. We priced out canvases and decided they were too expensive. At a trip to Home Depot, we spotted plain hollow core doors and a decision was made! These would be our “canvases” . My husband got creative with paint and made Jackson Pollock inspired art pieces. This time I tried a different way to use them! You can see more of my crafts and creations here.
Use Hollow Core Doors for Home Decor
I began this project by sanding the edges of my door and painting it with a high gloss white paint. I used a roller good for smooth finishes. The doors I used for this project were 30″ x 80″ unfinished hollow core doors which are available at most home warehouse stores.
I eventually applied two coats of paint to my door. For this project it was unnecessary to paint the back of my door.
Time for the magic! I used this tropical leaves on a pink background wallpaper. I attached the wallpaper per the instructions that came with it. The wallpaper was 18″ wide and I chose to add it as a stripe up the middle of the door as opposed to covering the entire door, which would have also been an option.
I wrapped the wallpaper over the ends of the doors for a tidy finish to them.
Time to attach my doors to the wall above the twin beds in the room I am re-decorating for my granddaughters. There are numerous ways to attach the doors to the wall. I rested my doors on the floor and since my exterior walls are concrete block I used a heavy duty Velcro with adhesive. “L” brackets would work for this also, especially if you wanted to raise your doors up higher on the wall.
When I made the bed in coordinating linens, the door takes on the look of a headboard. This was just the look I was going for and I can’t say enough about how easy these hollow core doors are to work with. I would love to have you stop by my blog, Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...