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Foyer Doors

March 7, 2011

At the very end of this post, I mentioned we were doing a little project to spruce up our foyer doors a bit.  Well, they’re all done and ready to show off their new look.  When we first moved in the doors looked like this:

There isn’t a real purpose to these doors, but for some reason I really like them and thought they could give this very boring foyer some character.  The doors were nothing special, just flat and painted white.  I thought we could add some molding to them to give them a little more detail.  The purple painter’s tape was to help me see what looked best on the doors as well as help me communicate to the hubs what I was envisioning. This project was an easy sell, so we went to Lowe’s to pick out some molding.

Scott got to use his miter saw again (which always makes him happy) to cut the 16 pieces to make two frames per door.  We decided the doors were hollow, so we had to use liquid nails to glue the frames in place.  While we had the door off the hinges we decided to replace them since the old ones had several layers of paint on them.  After re-hanging them, this is what we were working with:

and a close up of the molding or just an excuse to show off how well Scott cut the pieces to line up perfectly…(he’s so good at these projects)

Then all that was left to do was slap a few coats of White Semi-Gloss paint on these guys, let them dry and re-attach the hardware.  Here are our foyer doors proudly showing off their new look:

and one more shot looking into the living room:

At first I was worried the molding would clash with the wainscoting that was already in the foyer, but now that it’s all done, I think they compliment each other nicely.  I’m so excited the foyer now has a little more pizzazz than it did before and all for under $10!  Gottah love cheap make-overs!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jenny McGill permalink
    March 10, 2011 12:31 pm

    Hi Melissa – I love you decorating style! You are so talented! The doors look great! It’s amazing what a little molding can do! I may use your Wicker color to paint one of our rental houses that we are looking to sell in Columbia!

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