Greek Key Closet Doors


OB-snapshotMaybe it’s because I’m a nerd and I love Percy Jackson, or maybe it’s because we are studying Greece in homeschool, but I am on the Greek key train.  Greek accents are timeless, and they fit into almost any decor scheme.  I knew I had to incorporate it somewhere, especially after all snazzy accessories I am seeing EVERYWHERE!

Our closet doors are so ugly.  They are hideous.  When we bought our house, they were 1980’s dark stained wood.  I quickly painted them white, and changed out the knobs with cute yellow roses I found at Anthropologie.  Last week, I found some new knobs at Pier One in their clearance, and they are a beautiful cobalt blue.  I installed them right away, but they felt lost against the flat white doors.

After searching for closet inspiration, I found a roman shade with a Greek key design around the edges, and I thought that was just what those closet doors needed.  I was going to use trim, but CDB suggested I should just paint…DUH!  Why didn’t think of that?!?

My first task was to draw out my plan.

drawnlinesAfter I completely drew it out, I taped it off.  

tapedlinesI didn’t want my closet doors to be the focal point of the room, so I went with a neutral paint color.  You can see here, with the bright green tape, how nice white with a blue stripe might have looked though.

paintedtapeAfter I painted two coats of my Behr brown teepee, I peeled my tape…

peeledpaint…and the white paint I painted years ago!  Grrr…

So, I pulled out my white paint and my little paintbrush and filled in the lines.

after1I love how it looks!  My closet doors finally have style and personality.  Also, it cost me nothing!  I already had a pencil, a level, paint, and tape.  

My bedroom is getting closer to being finished!  I still need to figure out something to balance the wall the desk is on, I need to figure out some drapes,and I need to paint over my red walls.  I love the red, but change is good. I will also be sharing a quick, simple, and cheap wall art project later this week.

Here are some more pictures of the finished closet doors!

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5 Comments on Greek Key Closet Doors

  1. Mary capps
    January 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great idea! It looks wonderful.

  2. Life in Velvet (@LifeinVelvet)
    January 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm (4 years ago)

    So pretty! I love the color and the Greek keys! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! We love seeing your projects every week 🙂

    • Krissy Buck
      January 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Angela!

  3. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY
    January 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    What a fun way to give some life to plain closet doors! Thanks for linking it up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party. We hope to see you again tomorrow night!


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