Closet Makeover Phase 2: Paint and Hardware

Closet Makeover Phase 2: Paint & Hardware | HowFantasticBlog.com

Thank you guys so much for all the love on Phase 1 of my Closet Makeover, your support has been truly touching. I’m excited to share my next steps with you today!

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Painting is only as good as your prep, so beforehand I went over each of the doors with DAP Plastic Wood to fill the tiny gaps in between the miter cuts. I’ve used other wood fillers/putties (previously talked about here) and I have to say this stuff is the best. DAP goes on much smoother, minimizing the amount of coats you’ll need to use per project. It’s even stainable! After letting it dry for an hour I went over it with 100 grit sandpaper.

For the hardware I selected these 3 inch pulls. Since the moulding was placed right next to the old drill holes, it was a bit awkward to grasp them. I decided to drill new holes an inch inward from the original ones. Then I filled the old holes with wood filler, This required two coats.

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Next I sprayed down all the brackets and handles with Rustoleum gold spray paint. I can’t get enough of this stuff, it’s the same paint I used on the wheels of my bar cart as well as my diamond mobile. It gives excellent coverage with just one coat where other brands often require 2-3.

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After all that was done I went on to painting the doors. I was feeling pretty torn between a dark grey and coral so I purchased sample sizes of each. Since the room is so small and by comparison the closet is so large, the coral was incredibly startling. So I decided to go the in the other direction with dark grey. I went with Behr’s Creek Bend. I’m absolutely in love with the color. It’s dark enough to give off the sophisticated feel I was aiming for, but not so dark that the details of the doors get lost.

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Materials Used in Phase 2:

100 grit sandpaper ($3.97), DAP Plastic Wood ($4.48), plastic joint knife ($1), Kel-bond Primer ($7.99), 1 quart of Behr Creek Bend in Semigloss ($14.99), Rustoleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint ($5.79), & 4 Door Handles ($2.79 each).

Total Costs on Phase 2 Excluding Tools: $48.38

Time Spent on Phase 2:

1.5 hours all together priming and painting doors and hardware, 30 minutes with wood filler and sanding, 10 minutes drilling holes, 1.5 hours shopping for supplies.

Check back tomorrow for another fun transformation!