Closet Door and DVD Storage

Since we moved into our house over a year ago, we had no closet doors for our TV room. Just a giant gaping hole in the wall. Filled with 2 boxes of DVDs. Needless to say, it was really unattractive. I saw someone on the Knock-Off Wood facebook page building her own closet doors, and I was inspired. I drew out a quick sketch and got to work. They were really simple to make, but because they were so bulky they were a bit hard to manage. (The husband never helps out with my "buildy" projects, but I definitely needed an extra hand getting these into place!) I also built the behind the door storage to go on the larger door for all of our DVDs. What turned this project into a "Weekend" project rather than a "day" project was really the bulk and the finishing. While I am normally the self-proclaimed queen of spray paint, I took the time to do a really nice hand painted and glazed finish on the doors. (The DVD storage, though, went back to my area of expertise with the spray paint.) We LOVE all of this extra storage! We definitely have room to grow our DVD collection now!

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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
For the doors, I used General Finishes Milk Paint in "Snow White" with a coat of "Van Dyke Brown" glaze. For the DVD storage, I used 4 cans of Rustoleum spray paint in "Dark Grey" gloss.
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:00

hi I was wondering you had plans created for these doors...I "need" these doors!!

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Sat, 07/07/2012 - 19:37

Bypass doors drive me nuts, so I'd love love love to see a how-to about the doors you built. They look great!