Our hallway linen closet was without a door for, ahem, I am embarrassed to say over two years. He offered threatened to take care of it himself so I knew I needed to take action.
At first, I wanted a sliding barn door, but with the shortness of the wall to the right of the closest, which would inhibit the door being open to clear the opening of the closet fully, it wasn’t ideal. In this tutorial, I will show how you can add a farmhouse touch to a closet door using a piece of 1/4 inch plywood. I also added Bifold Door Frame Trim to complete the look of the whole closet opening. We purchased the 6-panel hollow core bifold door and removed the trim that was in place from the previous homeowners.
If you’re unsure of a certain design then check out my post where I shared 10 bifold door makeovers. For this project, I recommend safety goggles, ear protection and N95 mask for staining.
Once you are happy with your cuts number the planks with a pencil for easy placement.
I used a craft stick to slide it between the fold to keep the plywood layers from shifting. To attach the middle horizontal plank, mark and line up the center of the vertical side frame and the center of the middle of the horizontal piece. Step 3) Apply wood filler to the nail holes and sand it.
If Liquid Nails seeped through the planks, like in the case below, sand the area really well then reapply the stain. I didn’t worry about it thought, since I was planning to cover it with paint.
Step 4) Apply two coats of your chosen paint color over the stain. Make sure the bifold door is installed far enough back that it doesn’t stick out further than the wall.
Ok ok, so I suppose it was good that my husband got me moving to fix the closet door. Now you have a budget-friendly way to add character to your space by transforming your closet doors!