DIY Bi-fold Closet Door Makeover

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2 Days
This DIY Bi-fold Closet Door Makeover really transforms my old craft closet bi- fold doors into pure Luxe!! This closet door makeover is a simple change that really updates the age of the room and I LOVE IT! These old doors take a "blast from the past" and are easily updated and made modern with several coats of paint.

Start with using a screw driver to detach each door from the hinges. (I used one other person to assist me with this process which made it a lot easier).

For best results: attempt to unscrew the screws at the bottom of the doors first.
Get prepared to start painting by taking the project outside, into the garage or into a basement with enough ventilation.

Tip: I used two old storage containers to create a table for easier painting.
Paint all of the sides of the doors. (This process took me three coats on each side of the door). The number of coats will be dependent on the paint selected and the desired results for the look of the door. ( I chose a flat paint which seemed to require additional coats).
I painted around the existing hardware of the door..., but the paint can be more easily distributed if the hardware is removed. In some cases, replacing the hardware if its "old", can really make the doors appear refreshed!
I used a small paintbrush to assist with painting all of the cracks and crevices.
Re-hang the closet doors. (Again, I had assistance with re-installing the doorsicon ) Attach new door knobs on the doors based on style preference and WALLA!!! You have great new updated closet doors. This is such a great and inexpensive way to reuse what you already have.
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  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 22, 2018

    Ok we would like to stain the doors The doors are already painted. How would we go about staining them?

  • Cas23735375 Cas23735375 on Apr 22, 2018

    Did you sand the doors before painting?

  • Stacey Feiber Haller Stacey Feiber Haller on May 11, 2018

    I have a bifold door on my pantry. No louvers. Can I paint over stain? What would be a good kitchen color?

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