How to refresh existing wardrobe doors
Refreshing existing wardrobe doors can be an affordable and simple way to update the look of your bedroom. There are a few steps involved in the process, but with the right tools and materials, it's something that can be easily achieved.
Materials and tools required:
- Pre-made shaker door panels
- Paint (color of your choice)
- Paint brushes or rollers
- New handles or knobs
- Drop cloths or newspapers
- Painter's tape
- Tack cloth or damp rag
Step 1: Remove the doors from the wardrobe
The first step in refreshing your wardrobe doors is to remove them from the wardrobe. This will make it easier to work on the doors and ensure that the paint goes on smoothly. Place the doors on a drop cloth or newspaper to protect your flooring from any paint drips or spills.
Step 2: Clean the doors
Using a tack cloth or damp rag, wipe down the wardrobe doors to remove any dust or debris. This will help ensure that the paint adheres properly.
Step 3: Sand the doors
Using a fine-grit sandpaper, lightly sand the wardrobe doors to create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to. This will also help remove any existing finish or paint. Wipe down the doors again with a tack cloth or damp rag to remove any dust created by sanding.
Step 4: Attach the shaker door panels to the wardrobe doors using wood glue or screws. Make sure to align the panels properly and secure them in place. Fill any gaps around the edges.
Step 5: Paint the doors
Apply a coat of paint to the wardrobe doors using a paintbrush or roller. Make sure to use long, even strokes and apply the paint in thin layers. Allow the paint to dry completely before applying a second coat. Repeat this process until you achieve the desired coverage and finish. If you are using pre-made shaker door panels, you can paint them separately before attaching them to the existing wardrobe doors.
Step 5: Attach the new handles
Once the paint is dry, attach new handles or knobs to the wardrobe doors using a screwdriver. Make sure to measure the distance between the screw holes on the new handles to ensure they match the existing holes on the wardrobe doors.
Step 6: Reattach the doors to the wardrobe
Once the handles are attached, reattach the wardrobe doors to the wardrobe using a screwdriver. Make sure the doors are properly aligned and level.
Overall, refreshing existing wardrobe doors with pre-made shaker door panels, paint, and new handles is a simple process that can be done in a weekend. The end result will be a fresh and updated look to your bedroom without breaking the bank.