Hello all and sorry for the missed posts. Last week was one of those weeks…you know what I mean? Anywho…GUESS WHAT?…This Thursday is the #30dayflip BIG reveal. While redecorating my girls room, I had a big Ah-ha moment. I have repeatedly stated that I am unable to paint the walls in my rental, but I really really needed to make a statement in my girls room. So I decided to upcycle/DIY (whatever you want to call it) the closet shutter doors in my girls room.
Since I could not accomplish the look I wanted without replacing what is already in the room I decided to use hardboard to make my vision a reality. Hardboard is the only thing I paid for in this DIY, everything else I owned.
1-4×8 Sheet of Hardboard
Pencil and Eraser
*Finish nails and Hammer
OR Nail Gun
-Measure and cut hardboard to size (Home Improvement stores will cut boards for free, if you provide them with measurements)
-Remove door knobs, if needed
-Place hardboard over shutter door and make sure all edges are aligned accordingly.
-Use nail gun and attach hardboard to face of shutter door
OR use a drill with a small drill bit to drill small holes into hardboard and shutter door. Then, hammer in the finish nails.
-Prime and Paint
-I drew faux molding free handedly with a pencil and used an eraser to erase the extra pencil markings.
-After free handing the molding, I went over it with paint using a regular ol’ artist paint brush…you know the thin ones with an angle brush that artist use to paint on canvas…yeah, that one.
NOTE: I did this project singlehandedly, but I would advise you to have someone help you hold the boards up while nailing them in.
NOTE: Do not use painters tape or masking tape on hardboard…it will pull up the paint and ruin the board….trust me, I have done it before…hence, the freehanded faux molding.
You can kind of see my eraser marks in this photo, but if you use the right eraser (the white kind that is on a mechanical pencil) it will not really leave any erasing streaks.
Not bad for $9, eh?
Thanks for stopping by and stay tune for the #30dayflip reveal coming later this week. I promise you will not want to miss it!