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

by Chris Gardner

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.   

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How To: Door Knob Pumpkins

by Chris Gardner

How To: Door Knob Pumpkins

I have a box of door knobs in my basement. No joke. I found them on the sidewalk one morning, set out for the trash collectors, while riding my bike. They're brass and pretty ugly, so I imagine the homeowners were updating to something more contemporary. They've been sitting in their box for nearly two years now, waiting for me to come up with some project to give them a second chance.

I think I found it with HowDoesShe's doorknob pumpkin patch. And, since you're probably not as crazy as I am and don't keep a box of used door knobs in your basement, author Bobbi demonstrates the project can be done just as easily using 50-cent cabinet pulls from the hardware store.

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How To Open a Locked Door With A Credit Card.

by Chris Gardner

 

Of course, you'd only use this knowledge for good...like when you're smart enough to remember how to open a door with a credit card, but not smart enough to have remembered your keys in the first place. And be warned, it takes alot of work, and will ruin your card, so use an old gift card or store rewards program, which can always be replaced.

How To Open a Locked Door With A Credit Card.

1. Slip the card into the vertical space between the door as deeply as you can, as perpendicularly...

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Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

by Chris Gardner

"What's the perfect way to spruce up cabinetry and furniture? Knobs and pulls, baby! Terrific hardware is where [it is],, especially if you're in the mood for a fast, inexpensive way to breathe new life into a tired piece." So begins Decor8's Holly Becker on the vast world of cabinet knobs and pulls. Her article for Real Simple details some of the resources for both new and vintage hardware, as well as matching to the piece.

Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

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Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

by DIY Maven

Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.

A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.

Supplies Needed

The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found made a point of stating that it’s...

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