Use Hollow Core Doors for Home Decor
A few years ago my husband and I wanted to create some over-sized art to add a pop of color to our home decor. We priced out canvases and decided they were too expensive. At a trip to Home Depot, we spotted plain hollow core doors and a decision was made! These would be our “canvases” . My husband got creative with paint and made Jackson Pollock inspired art pieces. This time I tried a different way to use them! You can see more of my crafts and creations here.
I began this project by sanding the edges of my door and painting it with a high gloss white paint. I used a roller good for smooth finishes. The doors I used for this project were 30″ x 80″ unfinished hollow core doors which are available at most home warehouse stores.
I eventually applied two coats of paint to my door. For this project it was unnecessary to paint the back of my door.
Time for the magic! I used this tropical leaves on a pink background wallpaper. I attached the wallpaper per the instructions that came with it. The wallpaper was 18″ wide and I chose to add it as a stripe up the middle of the door as opposed to covering the entire door, which would have also been an option.
I wrapped the wallpaper over the ends of the doors for a tidy finish to them.
Time to attach my doors to the wall above the twin beds in the room I am re-decorating for my granddaughters. There are numerous ways to attach the doors to the wall. I rested my doors on the floor and since my exterior walls are concrete block I used a heavy duty Velcro with adhesive. “L” brackets would work for this also, especially if you wanted to raise your doors up higher on the wall.
When I made the bed in coordinating linens, the door takes on the look of a headboard. This was just the look I was going for and I can’t say enough about how easy these hollow core doors are to work with. I would love to have you stop by my blog, Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...
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Ellen on Apr 13, 2022
I love this idea; I imagine you could have used fabric on the doors as well.
Chloe Crabtree on Apr 13, 2022
Absolutely! It was just that Pottery Barn had this wallpaper that matched the pillows and throws!
Norm Duffy on Apr 13, 2022
Beautiful,gives me an idea for my bedroom, also spare rooms,thankyou!!
Excellent idea! Do you think the doors would hold up for an outdoor sign?
How about cutting the door in half first?
I have a CA king bed. Thinking of doing this length wise and making a headboard.