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After you complete a project and you look at it and say, “Hello, lover,” you know it’s good.
For example, “Hello, lover” doesn’t exactly fit with removing popcorn ceilings or ripping out tile. But it does fit perfectly for closet doors…when they look like these…
You just said it, didn’t you? I knew you would. They are totally Carrie Bradshaw / Sex and the City worthy.
So these doors are the closet doors in my office at the 70’s Landing Pad. Yes, I said this is the 70’s Landing Pad and yes, there is a rug on the floor and a semi-styled bar cart. This is the one room that, sans furniture (besides a bar cart turned craft cart and rug), is finished.
Did you just feel me across the world jumping up and down with glee? Because I did.
While most of this room is all white because I’ll be using it quite a bit for photos and white backgrounds never fail me for those, I needed something to be a wow factor in here – enter flat front closet doors.
You could practically feel the sadness radiating from them. So I fixed that.
DIY Painted and Patterned Doors
- FrogTape® Delicate Surface 1″ tape (I had freshly painted doors, so I used delicate surface, if you don’t have freshly painted doors, you can use the regular FrogTape®.)
- Black Paint or another color of your choice – this is my favorite shade of black. You can easily get by with a quart for this project or maybe even just a sample pot or two depending on the size of your doors.
- Paint Roller
- Paint Brush
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Craft Knife
Run FrogTape® all along the edges of each door.
Since this is a set of sliding closet doors, part of the door on the back is behind the front door. I just acted like that part didn’t even exist and ran the FrogTape on that door right along where the front door met the back door as shown in the photo below.
Find the center of each door and run a piece of FrogTape® right down the center.
On the center piece of tape, come down 8″ and mark with a pencil. From the 8″ mark, come down 11.5″ and mark with a pencil.
On the outer pieces of FrogTape, come down 14″ and mark with a pencil.
Run pieces of tape diagonally as shown in the image above to make a diamond. As long as your diagonal pieces are meeting on the marks you made, they should be even.
With the second door, the one that is slightly behind the front door, since the length of the doors didn’t change any with the measurements, only the width, I still made my vertical 8″, 11.5″ and 14″ marks. The tape strips that make up the diamonds, the 11.5″ strips, will only be slightly shorter, but you shouldn’t have to actually measure those as long as you meet up the strips on your vertical marks.
Use a craft knife and ruler or other straight edge to remove the excess tape as shown on the right door below.
Your doors will look like this when you are finished removing the excess tape:
Firmly press along all edges of the FrogTape® to seal the tape against paint bleed.
Paint over the doors with a small paint roller.
I used a small paintbrush to paint around the handles.
Remove the FrogTape® immediately after you paint the last coat. Do not wait for it to dry.
Step back, and in your best Carrie Bradshaw voice say, “Hello, lover.”
Well done, my friend, well done.
By far, these babies are one of my most favorite painted pattern projects. P.S. I also seem to like alliteration.
What do you think?
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