Have you ever worked on a space, and worked, and worked some more, only to feel like there was still something wrong with it. Making over a space takes a long time. One year we paint, next we add new window coverings, next we finally save up for that dream couch. We add one piece at a time until the room is finally finished. Well… I’m happy to say that my hallway is finally complete. The last piece of the puzzle was changing the interior door design – and it was probably one of the easiest changes in the space!
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When we revealed our hallway decor early this year, did you notice that there weren’t many pictures with doors showing? lol. I was very strategic about my photo taking (which is hard considering there are three doors!). I loved the new decor, but I didn’t love the way it jived with the outdated wood doors throughout the hallway.
So I came up with a three step plan: Trim. Paint. Hardware. Pretty easy right? It seriously was! Above is the picture of my husband and I putting a rudimentary pattern on the doors. We had to test it out with masking tape before we bought the trim to see if we were going to like it or not!
How to Add Trim to Transform Your Interior Door Design:
- Measure out where you want your trim and draw the outline right onto your doors. Our doors were actually all different sizes – and the knobs were at different heights! lol. But in general, we tried to line up the middle box with our new hardware, and we left a 4.5″ perimeter on all outer edges, and a 3.5″ space between the trim boxes.
- Once you have the design, cut your trim pieces at the right lengths and at 45 degree angles to make the boxes.
- Attach your trim to the door with wood glue and a nail gun.
- Paint your doors.
- Add new hardware.
Baaaahhhh! Look how different they are! All of the sudden my hallway looks finished and put together! I LOVE what the new and improved doors add to our space!
And since I know you’re already drooling over my hardware… here’s the scoop! I got these knobs and long plates from Nostalgic Hardware and they. ARE. GORGEOUS.
They are part of the Fifth Avenue collection, and guys… look at the impact that new hardware can make! I mean… seriously gorgeous stuff!
And the paint! You all know how much I love Fusion Mineral Paint – so that’s what I used on these doors. They didn’t have the exact colour that I wanted, so I decided to mix colours a bit. I added 3 Midnight Blues and 2 Coal Blacks to create the perfect moody navy.
I can officially say the hallway is done! One more room down… a whole bunch more to go! lol.
I’m not the only one showing off this beautiful hardware! Check out what my Modern Blogging Friends did to update their homes!