Looking for a simple bedroom door makeover idea? Here’s one you can finish in a day and completely transform your door from blah to amazing.
These are the doors to our bedroom.
Just between us?
I’m not sure if they are two doors or just a door someone cut in half years ago after watching an episode of Trading Spaces.
I’ve always had an affinity for these doors.
They are a little crooked and a little hard to open and a little challenging to keep closed.
But they are trying.
Every day they wake up a try their hardest to be the very best door they can be.
I can relate.
I’ve wanted to give them a makeover for a while, especially after we updated the closet doors with molding, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. And then one day I saw something that gave me an idea.
And this simple bedroom door makeover was born.
This is what I saw.
It’s a ceiling medallion. They sell them at the home improvement store for about $20. They come in different sizes and shapes and patterns.
But if you squint?
They look like architectural door molding from the south of France.
Here’s how we used them to create a simple bedroom door makeover.
Simple Bedroom Door Makeover DIY
Step 1: Remove the old closet door handle
These are the old door handles we’ve had forever.
They go completely through the closet door and there’s one on each side.
I knew I didn’t want the hardware on the side anymore.
Instead, we were moving it to the middle for the bedroom door makeover.
bedroom door makeover Step 2: Fill with wood putty
Next, we filled the existing hole with wood putty.
One quick tip. It’s a good idea to put more wood putty than you need into the hole.
And overabundance of wood putty is a good thing.
Let it dry and sand it down to make it look like the hole was never even there.
Step 3: Glue medallion to door
We just used wood glue for this step in the bedroom door makeover.
We flipped the ceiling medallion over and put the glue on the raised parts of the medallion and press onto the door.
We used painter’s tape to hold the medallion on the door until it dried.
Then we caulked around the edge of the medallion and painted the door and the medallion Repose Gray SW 7015.
After two coats of paint on the door, we drilled a hole and attached the hardware.
Here’s an angle with both of the medallions on the door.
The hardware came from another closet door in the house that we had leftover.
This bedroom door makeover went from this.
A ceiling medallion and a little paint.
Didn’t it make such a big difference?
Isn’t it an amazing before and after?
The doors kept me company this morning when I was eating breakfast.
I told them I saw how hard they had been trying all these years and I applauded their effort.
But now they could relax a little.
All it took was a little makeover.
They were ready for the runway. 🙂
PS I’ve put together a pinboard just for simple tips like this. You can see it here.
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