Friday, March 29, 2013

Closet Door Makeover.... in progress!

With the winter season winding down, quite slowly but very surely, I have begun to transition my closet over from Winter to Spring.  As I was going through this process, I realized I don't like my closet very much.  So, I have decided to do something about it.  It hasn't happened as quickly as I would like, but hopefully by the end of Spring Break, I will have a reveal to share.

I have decided to start with a project I can finish rather quickly - the dreaded closet door.  It is a plain, unattractive, faux woodgrain hollow core door.  I am in the process of changing out all the dark, plain ranch moldings to bright white colonial trim and this is just one more project I can scratch off that list.  Here is my progress so far..

Since I have already emptied the majority of the closet to paint it, it was wonderful to be able to work on the door IN the closet instead of lugging it downstairs and out the door to the garage.  I removed the door knob which is being moved to another door in the house and the antique brass hinges.

Normally, the next step would be to use a light stripper to remove varnish and roughen up the surface.  That is until I found this on clearnace at WalMart.  YAY!  I simply put it on a rag and applied it in a circular motion and walah!  It definitely de-glossed the surface and provided a smooth surface which held paint.  AWESOME!  I elected to add one coat of Krylon white primer to give me a neutral surface to paint.

All ready for the final coat!  

These are the totally random items and supplies I am going to use for the door makeover.  The bow, which I LOVE, was from a thrift store and cost me 25 cents.  It is made from a very thin wood and was from the Walmart Christmas collection.  I bought it knowing I would use it somewhere, someday - I love bows!  And they are trending for Spring 2013.  Lucky me!  :-)

 I primed it white and it is also ready for its final coat of paint!  That is all I am revealing so far -  I hope it turns out as adorable as I imagine it to be.

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