I couldn’t handle looking at these ugly things anymore, so I decided to paint the sliding closet doors with a faux trim effect. First step was to wash down the doors to remove any residue or dust. I didn’t need to sand since these doors aren’t wood, but if you have wooden closet doors you would want to use a medium and then fine grit sandpaper to prep the surface for paint (like these 3M Advanced Abrasives).
I cut the edges of the tape at the corners to make sure they were nice and crisp. You can find various kinds of masks to use when painting, sanding, or even cleaning from the 3M TEKK Protection series. But after some easy-peasy pealing of the ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape (the stuff came off like butter… soooo smooth), I was left with nice crisp white lines.
It’s simple, but feels classic and adds another layer of interest to the room. I still don’t quite know what that final version is, but it’s fun to add different elements over time and see how it comes together. They just sort of blend in with the room now and actually make the space feel a bit bigger.
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