Maybe 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.
After I completely drew it out, I taped it off.
I 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.
After I painted two coats of my Behr brown teepee, I peeled my tape…
…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.
I 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!