Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Decorating is in the Details: Doors

The doors in this house are the typical hollow core doors found in most homes of this era.

 I hate them.

 In our last house, we replaced them with the six-panel doors you find at Home Depot, the $25 ones. A step up, but also not my favorite.
(homedepot .com)

 I wanted something a little different this time. But everything I liked was really expensive, like over $100 expensive, especially times 8 doors.

I was trying to figure out how we could make something affordable when I saw something on Pinterest that changed my life (well, maybe I'm exaggerating just a little): beadboard wallpaper! I knew this was my answer.

I measured the doors and decided how big I wanted the panels to be: 18" x 34" . Then Husband miter cut some small trim and we glued them around the panels, calked and painted everything white. 

I left the handles, just spray painted them with Krylon satin metallic spray paint, oil rubbed bronze.

Total cost per door: about $25!

Now I love them!

What decorating dilemma do you have that can be solved with just a little thinking outside the box?
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  1. Such a great and affordable idea. You must be really pleased with the end result.

    Coming over from Richella's link.


  2. Nice! I think I've seen the beadboard wallpaper used in a bathroom once-it's amazing the things they've come out with that make beautiful decorating so much more affordable!
    Have a great weekend-stopping by from the Imparting Grace linky!

  3. Thanks! I think they are my favorite project in this house so far! Since then, I have used the wallpaper in the kitchen and on the family room ceiling! So much easier (and cheaper) than the big panels!

  4. Wow! It looks like the real can't tell it's wallpaper from the pictures! I love it!


  5. Wow! That makes such a difference! Definitely something I'll have to keep in mind.

  6. I love it. They look amazing. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

  7. This is a wonderful happy I stopped in!

  8. Brilliant....Hmmm, honey, wanna fix some doors this weekend?

  9. What a great idea! Your door turned out really pretty!

    Coming over from Remodelaholic.