Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Interior Door Molding

I had saved a half gallon of Victorian Pewter semi-gloss paint leftover from painting our bathroom. I wanted to use up the paint, so I painted the mudroom interior door that medium gray color. Even though the gray was an interesting change, it looked like something was missing from the door.

I simplified the steps from Christopher Beidel's video for This Old House called, "How to Dress Up a Hollow-Core Door." I decided to use construction adhesive to glue the hard-to-nail bamboo quarter round trim I found at my local deconstruction warehouse. I am smitten with the new look!

Interior Door Molding

Using reclaimed bamboo quarter round trim, it cost me $10 in new purchases to dress up one of the mudroom doors.
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  • Reclaimed Bamboo Quarter Round Trim ($10 worth)
  • Construction adhesive (already owned)
  • Latex caulking (already owned)
  • Primer and paint (already owned)
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  • Caulk gun (already owned)
  • Miter saw (already owned)
  • Paint brush and smooth foam roller (already owned)

Numbered Process

1 – Sketch a plan
See these steps in Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Painting the flat door gray was an improvement, but was not as flattering as this 4-panel trimmed out version, to me. I love how it pops against the new white trim and dark wainscoting accent wall. Next, look for how I removed the carpet and stenciled the cement floor to enhance this mini-mudroom with more pattern. :)

May 2014


  1. It's amazing how much a little molding can dress up a door. This looks awesome.

    1. Oh, thank you, Katja! :) I truly feel honored that you like it, because you have great taste. =D


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