Welcome to day 2 of the 14-day decorating challenge.
Yesterday we short-cutted our way through lighting.
In case you missed it because you were recovering from the eclipse, you can read about the one thing that every lamp needs here.
Today we are talking doors—the unsung heroes of the decorating world.
Everyone kind of forgets about them. We open them. We knock on them. We shut them.
But sometimes we get so busy about the walls and the ceilings and the floors that we forget to invite them to the decorating party.
Here’s a short cut to transform a builder-grade door for under $10.
Here’s the subject of our short cut for today.
This hollow core builder-grade door.
The gatehouse is full of them.
How do you transform a door when you’re budget has already been spent on the ceiling and the floors and the walls and cute nail polish?
Meet a door’s best friend—paint.
We want to pop out those panels.
We want to give the door visual interest and make it shine and look high-end.
We want the neighbors to sit up and take notice and say, “That is some door.”
Tape off the center panels.
Tape off the handle.
Tape off the hinges.
Make sure that all the tape is securely affixed.
Press down the edges with a card.
Then paint the door.
This is the door after one coat. I painted it SW Mindful Gray.
Let dry and then paint a second coat.
All that’s left is to peel off the tape.
Hello new door.
It is so nice to meet you.
No one will ever call you builder’s grade anything again.
They’ll just call you beautiful. 🙂
PS You could recreate the same look with a flat door, too. Just tape off faux panels and follow the rest of the steps.
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