Simple DIY Door Improvement Tricks

How To Update Plain Doors With Picture Frames

Like many people who move into drab rentals, Janet Lee came up with a unique approach of improving the look of her tiny studio apartment without damaging the existing architectural details.  This allowed her to live in a space that she loved, while at the same time, ensured her security deposit to be returned, once she left.

She took her bland folding closet doors and created architectural interest by adding inexpensive frames and attached them with tape for a new updated architectural look for her closets.  Not only is this a removable solution that anyone can do at home, but it isn't expensive.

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. Janet's project comes from YouTube’s SPACEStv home and design channel.

Inexpensive Door Updates

 Janet Lee's Inexpensive Closet Door Update

Replace a closet door to create a beautiful mini library!

Replace a closet door in a hallway to create a beautiful mini library!

Tape Will Do it.

Simple painters tape, and a coat of paint can instantly update your closet doors

This project comes to us from Manhattan Nest.

Mirror Door Update

Tape and a couple of cans of spray glass frost can be the perfect way to update mirrored or glass closet doors.  Use Frog tape for the perfect lines.... it really works!  Simply tape your mirror, then use a damp rag and wipe over the tape, which activates a clear seal around the tape.  Let it dry, and spray away! 

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