Well today was the day. Decided to fix up the old door. I wanted it to fit in with the new door that my daughter and I installed.
|Recap of the new door|
I measured the two panels of the above door to determine where my moulding would go. I painted some chalkboard paint on the bottom so little visitors could leave there artwork behind.
My next step was to cut a piece of cork board to fit for the upper panel. I also wanted to cover it in a neutral fabric instead of having the plain corkboard show. I stapled the fabric on the back of the cork, so I can easily change it if I get bored with the grey.
I now cut some
free oak moulding into the lengths to mimic the panels on the on the opposite door. I used my mitre saw but this could easily be done with a hand saw and mitre box. I nailed the mouldings on with finishing nails.
I taped the cork and chalk boards off and started the paint job. I first primed the door with a quality primer and then used a baseboard and trim paint.
After two more coats of paint, I decided to call it done.
I am pretty happy with the results. But most of all I am happy with the cost. FREE. I had the paint, fabric which were purchased for a previous job, the bulletin board was a large one that I had acquired for free and cut into four smaller ones, and the oak moulding was given to me from a friend of my Dads. I still have to purchase a door handle to match the family room handle, so I guess there will be some cost involved....but not yet. Also I didn't paint the trim as I will be replacing it after the bathroom wall is in. That way all the trim work will be the same.
Hope you have a great day!
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