“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”
This might seem like a deep thought for a bargain sliding closet door makeover however it is appropriate for all of out salvage design projects here.
See, we are fixing up a home on one tight budget. It might be easy to just believe a project can’t be done due to finances; to look at that closed door. However, we try to look at the one door that might be open.
A little while back we found peel and stick paper for our kitchen back splash, you can see it HERE. It was such an inexpensive option, we decided to try it again for these closet doors.
For around $30, we could completely change their look and it took very little time!
Here are the closet doors BEFORE:
If you are new around these parts, let me explain the trim issue.
When we first moved in, we went willy-nilly and started painting everything. Everyone, all ages and skill levels, had a paint brush in their hand! Needless to say, we should have never done that and there are many parts of the home that still have this half paint technique as we ran out of time and/or it needs to be redone.
TIP – Learn from our mistake and take one project/room at at time.
Now, we like to make the best with what we got soooooooo………
It looks like the half paint technique was actually going to work in our favor here.
We decided to sand the trim partially down, like we did in this farmhouse bathroom, to match the peel and stick paper we purchased:
Ours was found at Big Lots, but the one pictured here is from Amazon. We do use affiliate links in our posts, and we could receive a small amount if you were to make a purchase. You can see our full disclosure policy here.
Now, the peel and stick paper was applied to each door and the sides. The trick to applying is matching up the seems, just like wallpaper. If you make a mistake, when applying it, you can just peel it back and reapply.
TIP – An old credit card can be repurposed and used to smooth out the paper.
Finally, the handles needed to be painted. We used this paint as it was leftover from this project. Remove the handles, we used wire cutters cause that’s what seemed to work, sanded them to make sure paint would adhere, and then painted.
SUPPLIES USED FOR BARGAIN SLIDING CLOSET DOOR MAKEOVER
- Peel and Stick Paper
- Trim Paint, if desired
- Handle Paint, if desired
- Wire Cutters, used to remove the handles from the closet door
Again, not only was this inexpensive, but it was super easy. AND IF A CERTAIN PERSON CHANGES THEIR MIND, it can be peeled off and a new project can begin.
We hope that you will join us for the rest of our One Room Challenge where we are converting a bedroom to a home office. You can see our design board for this room HERE.
Keep up with our One Room Challenge AND other Waste Not Want Not projects, craft, recipes, and salvage moments.
*See you next week for more on this bedroom to home office project.