How Easy-to-Apply DIY Window Grids Can Transform Your Doors

Are you ready to give your window or door a makeover with a custom, high-end look using DIY window grids? Join me as I take you through the step-by-step process of transforming your doors and windows with these sleek black faux grids. Let's dive into this exciting and budget-friendly project!

Before the DIY window grids

Materials and tools

  • Oil-based primer
  • SW Tricorn Black oil enamel paint (or your preferred color)
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Adhesive tape
  • Protective gloves
  • Drop cloth or newspapers
Prepping and painting the doors black

1. Prep and paint the doors

Apply an oil-based primer to the doors. This will help the paint adhere better and ensure durability.

Once the primer is dry, use Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black oil enamel paint (or your chosen color) to paint the doors. This type of paint offers both a stunning finish and long-lasting results.

Measuring and marking the glass

2. Measure and mark the glass

Now, let's measure and mark where the grids will be placed on the glass.

Using a measuring tape, determine the dimensions for your window grids. For a classic look, consider a grid of six sections: one vertical divider and two horizontal dividers.

Carefully mark the points on the glass where the dividers will be placed. Make sure your marks are precise and evenly spaced.

How to apply the black trim

3. Apply the trim

Cut the adhesive tape to match the length of your dividers using a utility knife. Be cautious and use protective gloves while cutting.

Peel back the adhesive backing of the tape as you carefully attach it to the marked areas on the glass. Press down firmly to ensure a secure bond.

DIY window grids

DIY window grids

Stand back and take in the transformation you've achieved! Those sleek black DIY grids have turned your doors and windows into custom, high-end features that elevate your space.

Let me know if you are as amazed as I am by how such a simple and cost-effective project can make a significant impact on a space.

Not only have you added a touch of sophistication, but you've also created a focal point that draws the eye and adds character to your home. Feel free to experiment with different grid patterns, colors, and styles to truly make this project your own.

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  • Carol Cole Carol Cole on Aug 13, 2023
    It does look so much nicer that color. 👍️
  • Judi Judi on Aug 13, 2023
    It looks great!, from the outside. Just wondering if the tape you used was black where it would show on the inside too?