10+ Easy and DIYable Closet Door Ideas

by DIY Maven

Closet door ideas

Bi-fold, sliding, swing. No, they're not classes of ballroom dances; they're  closet door types. Whatever kind of closet doors you have, or whatever you call them, we have a makeover for them. Read on for our favorite closet door ideas, be inspired and go from slab to fab in no time.  

bi-fold closet door - before makeover

1. 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.

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. Click here to read more about the project.

DIY closet door improvement idea

2. Some tape and a couple of cans of spray glass frost might be the perfect way to redo mirrored closet doors. (For more ideas, visit this page.)

spray frosted closet doors

3. Susan used damask wallpaper to give her closet doors a serious punch of color. Click here to see the 'before'.

4. Speaking of wallpaper, these sliding doors were made over using wallpaper that looked like bead board and some framing strips. Click here to read more about the project and to see a 'before'.

sliding closet doors

5. This is one of the most creative closet door ideas. The Pin Junkie ended up using fusible web and spray adhesive--to adhere fabric to her sliding closet doors--because she ran out of the fusible web after doing the first door, onto which she IRONED ON the fabric. Click here to read how to do it yourself. 

6. This next makeover, although subtle, is just enough to make a BIG difference. Kara was not diggin' her brass-trimmed sliding doors, so a can of oil rubbed bronze spray paint was utilized to take care of the situation. Click here to read about the entire process and to see a 'before' pic.

 

7. You might not have considered painting sliding doors with chalkboard paint, but after looking at this installation, you just might want to do it yourself. Click here to read more about the project and to see a 'before'.

8. Nobody said you have to go crazy to give your closets doors new life. Sometimes, just a coat of paint will do! This project comes to us from Manhattan Nest.

9. Abby used casing to give her bi-fold doors a fabulous makeover. Read more here.

10. Our final idea isn't the easiest project, but it certainly is one of the most unique. Look carefully and you'll see that this trompe l'oeil is actually camouflaging (I believe) four sets of bi-fold doors. Click here to see more unique ideas.

created at: 02/18/2013

 

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Make It: Marble & Wood Jewelry Hanger

by Lexy Ward
DIY Jewelry Hanger
photo: The Blondie Locks

It's a goal of mine this year to build as much of the furniture and accessories in my home as I can. Obviously, some of the large stuff needs to be left to the pros, but this jewelry hanger is so easy anyone can do it! And should! The marble adds a lovely and chic vibe for sure!      

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Before and After: A Tiny Pantry Makeover

by Jennifer Farley

Tiny Pantry Makeover

I have an 18 inch wide pantry and this is how it has looked lately. We moved into our house with big dreams of a future kitchen renovation but until then, we must function out of very little storage. This pantry will some day be gone so I have no desire to spend tons of time and money modifying it to awesomeness. I honestly don't think it could get there anyway. My goal was to go to the store, grab some storage solutions and bring myself home the things that will make my pantry more usable.      

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How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

by Brittni Mehlhoff
How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving
Photo: Fox

Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?

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How to: Make Your Own Mod Wood and Paint Coat Hooks

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

I am all for adding fun art pieces to the walls in my home, especially when they serve a functional role as well! These fun geometric wood and color coat hooks are an easy solution when your room is lacking a little character and color...and storage. Let's make some!    

Materials

Instructions

Begin by lightly sanding the wood. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Using painters tape, tape off a section of the bun foot.

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

Paint whatever color you choose - I decided to do grey, white and pale pink. Allow to dry. Repeat until that portion of the wood is painted completely.

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

Once the paint has dried remove the tape. Spray with a wood sealer and allow to dry. 

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

Use pliers to remove the old rod. Tip: Before working with your drill, be sure that the drill bit is about the same width as your dowel screw and anchor. Take a drill and create a new hole above where the preexisting hole was on your pine wood,  turn new screw in the hole until it is tight and secure (be careful not to drill all the way through the wood). 

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

Taking your drill again, make a hole in your wall where you would like to hang your coat hangers. Carefully hammer your anchor into the wall and simply turn your coat hanger into the anchor to secure to the wall. Repeat for as many coat hangers as you need! Voila!  

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

I placed a set of three down a long hallway off of our family room downstairs. We recently gave it a modern makeover and this area felt a little neglected. The coat hangers are the perfect addition - they are great for displaying our collection of handmade bilums from Papua New Guinea, as well as some fun string lights to add some lighting in the hall (besides the icky overhead lighting we have yet to change).

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger
DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger
DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger
DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger
DIY Color Dipped Wood Coat Hanger

These hangers also make fantastic DIY light fixtures, like styled here! The options are truly endless. So, what do you think? Time to take a trip to the hardware store?! 

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