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How to renovate boring flat doors

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I’m back with another DIY peel and stick wallpaper project in partnership with Fancy Walls, and this time it’s all about the kitchen seating nook. This spot in the middle of our house is located right near the kitchen and was probably intended to serve as a dining space. Since our formal dining room also Directly off the kitchen on the other side, there was no need for us to set up this dining area for dining. We actually use our formal dining room every night, and we have counter seating in our kitchen, so instead of a dining nook, we decided to turn that kitchen into an additional seating area. I love curling up on the couch with our fur babies while John cooks (and vice versa), plus it has become a natural gathering place when we have company, so it made sense to incorporate additional lounge-type seating.

How to renovate boring flat doors

How to renovate boring flat doors

How to renovate boring flat doors

How to renovate boring flat doors

One thing I am He didn’t do that But the love was the lack of personality in the room. This sitting area serves as a main route to four different rooms in our house – the kitchen (of course), the back sunroom, the front living room, and the garage is also located just off this room. Oh, and the basement stairs are in this room too, if you want to consider it a room! In other words, there are a lot of invisible paths snaking through our kitchen’s seating area, as well as a lot of doors taking up wall space.

I tried adding personality by hanging an eye-catching gallery wall above the sofa, and using a poppy blue paint color under the chair rail, but too many doors limited my wall space for art and other decorative touches, like wall shelves or hanging plants. Ultimately, I needed to get creative with the two 1960s flat doors to make them look like considered (and creative!) parts of the room.

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Yes, I could have painted it a fun color, but I’m not a huge fan of paint, to be honest. It’s messy, I’m not good at it, and drawing is demanding too Lots of tools. This wasn’t the direction I wanted to head in, but then I had a lightbulb moment…I could wallpaper the doors! It would take very little time, give me the instant gratification I was craving, and require very few tools, too.

I finally chose the style “Neutral geometric” From the Fancy Walls collection, he immediately ordered a sample to be taped to the door. The sample gave me a little glimpse of the splash of color this wallpaper would add to the room, and I was more convinced than ever that this was the way to go, so I placed an order for all the paper I needed for the two doors.

How to renovate boring flat doors

How to renovate boring flat doorsHow to renovate boring flat doors

To install the paper, I measured the height and width of both doors (for reference, I intended to cover the basement door and the garage entry door), then added two inches to those measurements and made light marks on the wallpaper after those measurements. Next, I cut the paper to size and started working on the doors.

If you’ve been following all of my Fancy Walls projects so far (here , here , here ), you know that I generally follow the same process. I peel off the first backing sheet of wallpaper (about 24 inches worth), then align the clean straight top edge and side with the top edge and side of my surface – in this case the top and side of the door. Once I have everything arranged, I press it into place with the Smoother background widgetMaking sure to push all air bubbles out through the sides. After gluing this section, I removed more of the backing paper, and used the smoothing tool again to press it into place and get rid of all air bubbles. Repeat until finished, then use Sharp razor blade To cut off any excess wallpaper from the sides and top/bottom.

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How to renovate boring flat doors

How to renovate boring flat doors

For this particular project, I also had to add the step of removing the door handles before applying the wallpaper, and then putting them back on after, but that only took about five minutes per door. The fact that my doors were flat meant I didn’t need to trim any decorative molding, which saved me Tons Of time. I think the entire project took about 30 minutes, including removing and reinstalling the door handles.

I had a feeling that I would really like the end results, but I actually did love How did these doors become? The vintage-inspired pattern adds so much character to this timeless space, and I love how it complements the blue/green tones in the art and wall paint. It has a very ‘Brady Bunch’ mid-century look, am I right?! Click here To request a sample from “Neutral geometric” From Fancy Walls to see if it’s right for your project.

How to renovate boring flat doors

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