Bifold Closet Door Makeover

7 Materials
2 Hours

Our bifold closet doors are so boring and outdated. I'd love to add swing out doors, but there just isn't space in this small room. Instead of replacing them, we updated the doors with molding. This is a super inexpensive and easy update.

Here's how boring the doors were before. Nothing wrong with them, just blah.

We used 1/4"x1.5" slats for our molding. Cut it to size custom to fit your doors, then sand the molding cut edges for a smooth finish.

Use a nail gun to apply molding to each door. We added as a frame on each door and a few cross pieces, too.

Caulk all your seams and nail holes.

Finally, paint them. You could use a brush but we used our paint sprayer, because it's a fun toy. It took 2 coats to fully cover.

We had to paint the lower walls and ceiling the same color, anyways!

We also added new knobs. The old ones screwed out and I added these silver pulls, which are the same knobs that I put on the dresser for this room. Cohesion is so important!

Don't they look so much better?

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  • Karen Karen on Apr 08, 2019

    Do you have project details for your ceiling treatment? I would love to cover my popcorn ceilings this way.

  • Mar Mar on Apr 08, 2019

    i love that ceiling too. do u use beadboard or tongue and groove?

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jan 23, 2021

    Where can I buy these markers

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  • Carol de la Fuente Carol de la Fuente on Jan 11, 2021

    Everything is beautifully done!!! Love it all and the wall covering too!!!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 17, 2022

    Your work on the closet doors not only upgrades their look, but integrates them much better with the panelling on the walls.