Adding Moulding To Closet Doors

Alicia W
by Alicia W
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1 Day
If you have a home with boring, brown bi-fold doors....I’ve got a way to make them boring no more!
I am in the middle of making over my sister’s bedrooms and each of the bedrooms have hollow core bi-fold doors. As you can see, they need a little TLC.
I began by removing the doors and plastic knobs that were attached to the middle of the inside door.
I filled the hole with wood fill and sanded it smooth.
I primed and painted each door with a flat white paint.
Once the doors were dry, it was time to add the moulding.
A-I began by measuring 6” from the top of the door, drawing a line at that measurement. Then I measured 36” from that line and drew another line.
I measured 2” in from each edge and using a speed square I connected all of the lines making a rectangle.
B-From the bottom of the door, I measured up 6” and drew a line, then measured 25” from that line and drew another line. I measured in 2” from each side and using the speed square I connected all of the lines making a rectangle.
I measured and drew the rectangles on each of the doors.
Using 1/2 round moulding, I measured and cut each piece at a 45 degree angle using my miter saw.
I glued and nailed each piece in place.
Once each door was framed out, I primed the moulding with flat white.
Once that was dry, I painted each door with a semi-gloss white.
Once the paint was dry, I rehung the doors.
To add new hardware,
A-I measured down 3” from the bottom of the top rectangle and in 4” from the inside edge of the door.
B-Using my handle as a guide, I placed the first hole of the handle at my mark. I then marked on the door where the second hold of the handle would be placed. I measured this mark to make sure that it was 3” from the bottom of the top rectangle.
On this marks, I drilled through the door. Because these are hollow core doors, I made sure my hole went through to the back side of the door.
A-I threaded my screw through the backside to the front of the door,
B-placed the handle at the hole and screwed the handle fast to the door.
What an inexpensive and quick way to change the look of a room.
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  • E B E B on Apr 15, 2018

    What is the blue paint color in the room? Love it! Also love the doors and want to try! Thank you!

  • Heather Heather on Apr 16, 2018

    How to know if I can replace bedroom closet doors to thus bi fold closet door?

  • Shannon D. New Shannon D. New on Dec 28, 2018

    do you have any ideas on something like this for bedroom entry doors that are flat and hollow?

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