Have I ever told you how much I hate old flat doors? Especially the yellow ones we inherited with our house? Here’s a look at what the original ones were:
I realized I didn’t take any pictures of the actual door beforehand. But I’m sure we are all well aware of what a flat door looks like. Maybe not a yellow flat door, but hey, count your blessings. When we bought the house we just did a quick white paint job on everything yellow. Sadly, and pathetically enough, we actually didn’t completely paint them white, just enough so you saw “white” when you looked at them rather than yellow. We had just painted SO much and given birth to a baby and put in new flooring that we did the minimum. Then, I saw this on pinterest and died a little. Could I really have beautiful doors without the expensive cost? Well, yes. Yes I could.
So, as you can read on the other tutorial, you just use 1/4 in. plywood (I’m slowly starting to use that for EVERYTHING.) and slice it into long strips. We played around and drew on the door and did our own measurements based on what we liked, as you can see here:
So, so, so simple. Cut them down, nail them in (and nail them in GOOD. Don’t skimp) and you’re good to go! This isn’t really a tutorial, but more like just updating the world on the progress of our fixer upper, if you’re interested for more info on how to do this, let me know and I’ll write some more!
This is the first door with all the plywood on. You can see our incredible white paint job. Already I was excited. On to wood filler. Drying. Sanding. Caulking the insides. Drying. Then painting (yay!). I went a little crazy and decided do go black. I’ve always thought black doors were beyond gorgeous and finally had the guts to do it with these doors.
And best of all? New, unpainted hinges. You know you’re an adult when the most exciting thing about your week is new hinges.
Sorry about the lighting, it was at night. I just finished all the other doors in the hallway a few days ago. I’ll have to post an updated picture of the hallway soon!
Not bad for some plywood and paint!