After filling the holes, sanding, glazing and caulking the plexiglass in place, we painted our door deep purple with the gallon of leftover paint we used to paint our small end tables, our painted canvas floorcloth, and rear media console.
- 2x6 - 20 ft. ($0, family garage)
- Ryobi Wood Door Lock Installation Kit ($13, Home Depot)
- Everbuilt hinges ($6, Home Depot, purchased last year)
- Schlage door knobs ($30, Home Depot, purchased last year)
- Door stop ($2, Home Depot)
- Timbron quarter round ($0, scrap shoe moulding)
- 2x2 @ 2 ft long ($0.25, shorty from Re-Use Hawai'i)
- 1/2" A and B finished Maple/Birch plywood ($0, leftover from kitchen cabinets and media console)
- Quarter round, 3/4" wide @ 16 feet ($10, City Mill)
- Half round, 1/2" wide @ 8 feet ($4, City Mill)
- DAP Glazing compound ($4, Amazon.com)
- OOK Glazier Points ($3, Home Depot)
- Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint ($5, Home Depot)
- 24" x 48" x .25" Plexiglass ($70, City Mill)
Hitachi cordless drill, Ryobi miter saw, Skil circular saw, Kreg Jig Jr., 2 1/2" pocket hole screws, putty knife, red sharpie, latex caulking, Royal Purple semi-gloss, Olympic paint (tools and supplies already owned).
By reusing wood and trim as available, the bulk of the cost came from the Plexiglass ($70) and the door hardware ($51).
Glazing plexiglass atop timbron stops
Adding trim and waiting 3 days to paint
I had 3 days to look at our door with the mixed natural woods showing, and while I liked the look, the bottom panel bothered me. After talking with several people about my options, it became clear that it might be safest to caulk and paint slightly onto the plexiglass, per glazing directions, but I did get to enjoy the way the natural wood coordinated with the woods in our kitchen.
We painted our door purple, though. And we love it just as well. :)
Last step, take a few minutes to install hardware after caulking and paint are truly cured.
I have 5 days of summer vacation left, and I'll be spending this time updating our kitchen so it will be functional. I'll have cabinet drawers and doors to show by Saturday, if all goes well! =D