Give your ugly hollow core doors an impressive makeover that wont break the bank. This DIY will completely transform your space!
Interior Hollow Core Door Makeover
Check out the video for the full tutorial.
Or check out my blog post.
Before our doors were in pretty rough shape. I had started a painting project that I abandoned for this more dramatic transformation. They also had super cheap gold handles that weren't working well.
Move your doors into an open space with good airflow. Sand the entire surface of the doors with a course grit sandpaper. I used 50 grit. Make sure to clean them we'll before gluing down the planks.
Make the Planks
Use 1/4 in Sande Plywood to create planks for your door makeover. We cut our planks out at a six inches wide. This is lightweight, inexpensive and will look good stained or painted.
Glue your planks onto your door using wood glue. Make sure to spread the glue out evenly for maximum adhesive power. Use a nickel as a spacer between planks. This will give you about a 1/16 of an inch gap.
Prime, paint and rehang your door. I also replaced my door hardware. If new hardware isn't in the budget, you can save some money by giving your knobs a spray paint update instead.
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Smudgesmom on May 08, 2021
Great look & ”molding” doors too. When we moved into this 1970’s home in 2018, the flat panel doors were in really rough shape. We replaced 5 doors with the “6 panel” doors that we got on sale and the hardware. What a difference it made. Checked that one off the list and then went on to a molding project in the living/dining room. I did the same thing in our previous home including base and crown moldings where the room was taller.