Do you have any of these closet doors in your house? You know, the sort of flimsy sliding kind? Well I do. And they happen to be in our master bedroom. I couldn't handle looking at these ugly things anymore, so I decided to paint the sliding closet doors with a faux trim effect. Here's what I did:
How to Paint Faux Trim on Closet Doors
First step was to wash down the doors to remove any residue or dust. I didn't need to sand since these doors aren't wood, but if you have wooden closet doors you would want to use a medium and then fine grit sandpaper to prep the surface for paint (like these 3M Advanced Abrasives). To wash down the doors I just used some basic soap and water. If they had been glossy or had some other finish, a de-glosser might have been necessary. Then I needed to measure out where I wanted the rectangular boxes to go.
To see how I measured out and created my boxes with painter's tape, click through to see the full tutorial. And I even have a video too!
- Painter's tape (hardware store)
- Paint (Benjamin Moore)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published October 20th, 2015 1:51 AM
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Lillian Welch on Jan 08, 2018This inspires me. I think I will do this with my mirrored closet doors. solid back ground, color coordinated painted trim and then a pretty stensil in the center of each door. I have mirrored closet doors and I hate them, this just might be my answer. Thanks for the inspiration.