Stylish DIY Ideas to Refresh Your Doors Inside and Out

Doors are so much more than practical features that provide privacy and keep out the cold. From screen doors to French doors, the right materials can create a striking, decorative feature that is a delight to behold. Even larger portals such as a garage door or a barn door can become statement projects. Whether you’re renovating a dilapidated door or creating one from scratch, you will find plenty of inspiration below.

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1. Make a DIY Paneled Door

Turning a drab, flat, hollow-core door into an elegantly paneled masterpiece is surprisingly easy and cost-effective. Hometalker Thrifty Artsy Girl spent under $20 per

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2. Fabulous Front Doors for Fall

Little says more about our homes than our front doors. Hometalker Heather Brown used Fall as the perfect excuse to give her porch door a makeover. The dark red-orange

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3. Use Barn Doors to Save Space

You don’t need to own a tractor to benefit from the convenience of barn doors. Hometalker Deeply Southern Home used her modern, transitional interpretation of a barn door

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4. Custom Make Your French Doors

Ordering a pair of plain French doors and customizing them to suit the style and color palette of your home is a great way to add a unique touch of class. Hometalker

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5. Say Goodbye to Bare Glass Panes

Front doors with bare glass panes in them mean that anyone at the door can see directly into your home. Hometalker RebD adapted three floor registers to add privacy,

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6. Make a Difference with a Doorknob

The right doorknob can make all the difference to a door. Hometalker Susan turned a dated side door into an inviting portal with this aged bronze, lever-keyed entry lock

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7. Give Glass Panes an Uplift with Etched Film

Why put up with boring glass panes when you can add style and privacy with some etched film? This Hometalker shows here how a plain piece of film can be cut to different

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8. Brighten up your Front Door with Decorative Glass

Decorative glass can do wonders to transform the look of your front door, while also allowing more light into your home. Hometalker Sue used a jigsaw to cut a panel out

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9. Get that Farmhouse Feel with a Sliding Barn Door

Sliding barn doors are such fantastic space savers! Hometalker Noting Grace used wood stain and antiquing glaze to achieve the perfect finish for her boards when she

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10. Build Your Own Door from Scratch

Creating doors from scratch isn’t too tricky if you have the right vision and the right tools. This Hometalker used a timber 'X' to create four quadrants, then added the

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11. Add Some Elegance with a Mirrored Door

When Hometalker Debbie needed to save space, she opted to make a sliding barn door for her bathroom out of a decorative arched mirror and some MDF. After mounting the

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12. Use a Pop of Color to Achieve a Striking Effect

Whoever said front doors had to be dull? The right splash of color can transform the look of your home, as this Hometalker proved with this stunning turquoise front door,

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13. Beautify Any Door with a Stained Glass Window

Cutting a hole in your front door may seem like a daunting idea, but it’s an easily achievable project. Hometalker Adele and her husband did just that in order to add

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14. Why Have One Door When You Could Have Two?

These double sliding barn doors from Hometalker Cindy look simply stunning. Reclaimed wood and frosted plexiglass cut down to size made for the basic doors, which

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15. Distress Your Doors

This Hometalker wanted a sliding barn door with a vintage distressed look. After making a door out of new timber, she took to it with a hammer and a hand saw to rough it

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16. Add Some Aqua for a Chic Finish

Colored French doors can become a real feature in a white room. This Hometalker turned two reclaimed French doors into a beautiful entranceway to her master bedroom,

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