How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.   

created at: 09/04/2012
The trick? She used super low-cost canvas stretcher bars from the art supply store (30¢ a foot) and attached them with 3M adhesive strips ($3.99). Since the stretcher bars already come with mitered corners, building the frames is super simple, with no tools or sawdust required.

created at: 09/04/2012

Janet's project comes from YouTube’s SPACEStv home and design channel, and their new series called “Tiny, Eclectic, Amazing Spaces,” which profiles people who are living large in small spaces.

In the first episode, Janet Lee, DIY interior designer and author of the recently released small space living book, Living in a Nutshell, shares her unique design solutions:

Give it a shot!

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Helene on Feb 11, 2018:

I love the great creativity with the closet door. Bravo!

Becky PS on Sep 10, 2012:

Super smart, thrifty and a great way to not lose a deposit!

Jeanio on Sep 10, 2012:

What is the Mae of the paper artist who did the panels used in the living room? I love them! What a great idea.

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