Ugly Door Makeover
I gave my ugly builder basic hollow core doors a makeover on the cheap! This project was a little time-consuming but on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate the difficulty of about a 2 or 3. The hardest part was rehanging the doors by myself! It was a bit of a balancing act but doable. I used construction adhesive and brads to hold the moulding in place, then caulked, painted and added new hinges and knobs.
I left the bifold doors to the laundry room on and glued and used brads to hold the picture frame molding in place. You can see the knobs are still on in the photo so I could open and close the doors easily but I removed them before painting.
For the linen closet, I took the doors off and added the molding and painted them outside.
Inside of linen closet.
All of the doors to the rooms I hauled to the garage. I laid them flat on the floor when adding the trim. Then stood them up to paint them. This picture is with the first coat of primer. Everything got two coats of primer and two coats of paint.
Hallway after. I did The linen closet, the laundry room closet doors, and six room doors for a little over $300 total. Approximately $38.00 per door.
Here is the picture frame moulding I used. It comes in different widths styles.
I used rectangles.
Laundry closet doors.
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- Ever True picture frame moulding. (Lowes)
- Valspar stain blocking, bonding latex primer. (Lowes or Amazon)
- Valspar latex semi gloss paint in white. (Lowes or Amazon)
- Brushed nickel hinges (Lowes or Amazon)
- Schlage door knobs (Lowes or Amazon)
- White paintable caulk (Lowes or Amazon)
- Door pulls for laundry and linen closet (Already had or Amazon)
- Level, paint brushes, tape measure, staple gun and brads (Already had or Amazon)
Published September 14th, 2017 1:57 AM
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Nancy Ciolek on Nov 20, 2017That is a big improvement. I would additionally take out the table to make it look less cluttered. Maybe just leave the mirror or put a picture up instead.
Gillian Thompson on Feb 05, 2023
Personally, I really like the table and decor there. I wish I could do that in my hall.
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