DIY Interior Doors – Makeover Projects

If you are like most of us, you have boring interior doors. Flat and boring. Doors inside our home take up a good amount of decorating real estate, and while most of us would love to upgrade our interior doors to some more fancy options, that can be really pricey. Luckily, as long as you have a door, we have a solution! Read about DIY Interior Doors – Makeover Projects! Then check out these tutorials that show you how to take what you have and add a little DIY ingenuity to create a more upscale, custom home look.



Interior Door Makeover Projects


Our first project below, is from Jess at ‘Bright Green Door‘. Her faux shiplap french fold closet door makeover is incredible! The tutorial is quite detailed so anyone can follow along, and if you go look at the “before” on her site, you will be shocked at the transformation. Love!

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This DIY shaker interior door makeover from ‘Jennifer Squires‘ is a simple and easy update.  Molding is the secret to this flat door makeover that gives it a modern flare and a farmhouse flavor.

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From Monica at ‘East Coast Creative‘, these DIY faux barn doors replace an old, yucky (sorry Monica!) set of outdated bifold doors with a crazy cool farmhouse vibe. These look so expensive, and she spent $35 on this interior door makeover!

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From ‘BHG‘, add molding to a door to give it a traditional, upgraded look. Since they are easy instructions, why not try it?

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Loving these DIY sliding farmhouse hollow core closet doors with frosted glass. From Brain at ‘Instructables‘, this DIY interior doors idea used old windows added to the existing closet doors, so no glass cutting required.

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Want to add a little old Hollywood glam to your closet doors? Use this trick (full tutorial) from ‘Popsugar‘. They used a ceiling medallion to create this closet door makeover DIY.

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From Sherri at ‘Thrifty Artsy Girl‘ is this hollow core DIY door makeover. This project took ugly, wood stain flat doors and turned them into an amazing look that would be at home in a Decorator’s Showcase house! (Go check out her “before” photos, because then you will believe me!) Great directions for this easy and inexpensive upgrade.

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A little more modern glam? This closet DIY door makeover from Kris at ‘Driven by Decor‘ is just that! All done with molding, this is like art! And we love those gold handles as well.

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Just in case you think your interior doors are just too ugly or too awful to make over, check this out. Crystal from ‘Mobile Home Living‘ found a way to take those stereotypical cheap manufactured type doors in a mobile home and make them look amazing with wallpaper. If she can use ingenuity to make her doors look that great, what is your excuse?

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Finally, our last tutorial is a DIY interior door makeover from Abby at ‘Do It Yourself Design‘. Her shaker style design looks complicated and very custom, but her tutorial makes it easy. What a change in this closet door, right?

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So now that you know how easy it is, get to those DIY Interior Door Makeovers! Then jump on over to our posts on Hide the Ugly – Outdoor Eyesores and Stair Style! Makeover Your Stairs! And if it’s the holidays, check out Christmas Doormats You Can Make for your exterior doors! Also see DIY Barn Door ideas over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. October 19, 2016 / 7:41 am

    What a great collection! I’ve been thinking about doing something similar to Monica’s DIY faux barn doors for our bedroom closet – clearly we’re kindred spirits!

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