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How did I dress up those plain doors on my rescued Armoire…

What’s was my secret? Ceiling medallions! Here’s how to do it yourself.

Here’s What You will Need


  • Measuring tape
  • Foam brush
  • No More Nails adhesive
  • Painter’s tape
  • Primer
  • Paint mine is Cristal Clear Benjamin Moore
  • Faux-plaster ceiling medallion (mine are 16″ in diameter)
  • 2 Glass Dummy doorknob (one per medallion)

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Step 1

Spray the medallions with a spray primer and allow to dry.

Step 2

Paint the medallions the same colour as the door and allow to dry.

Step 3

Ensure the medallion is centered, use a tape measure to find the center of your door and the height to want you knob to be. Lay the doors on a flat, dry clean surface and place the medallions on the doors using the center mark as reference. Lightly trace the medallions with a pencil for placement. Remove the medallions and using the foam brush paint No More Nails adhesive around the inside and outside edge of the backside of the medallion. Carefully place the medallion back on the doors using the traced out line as your guide. Allow to adhesive to dry for 24hours or manufactures instructions.

Step 4

Attach doors to Armoire and do a quick touch up paint around the edge of the medallions.

Step 5

To finish, I installed a dummy knob in the center of each of the medallions. Dummy knobs are nonworking knobs simply screw into the surface of the door and act as handles, allowing you to open and close the door. And there you have it, simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… plain doors transformed.

I love how this project turned out. I think being bold with colour and materials is such a fun way to update vintage dated pieces!

Stunning – AND I did it with a dated piece of furniture and paint!

I bet you will never look at a disregarded piece of furniture the same again.

Are you now a up-cycle believer now?

 

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