The One Room Challenge has been over for a week, and since my next $100 Room Challenge is still a couple weeks away, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share one of the projects from our Football Bedroom Reveal.
(Let me start by saying that we found our inspiration for this project from this image on Pinterest, but the site associated with the original image no longer exisits (HGTV’s Rate My Space), so if this is yours, please let me know so can get permission to post the image and give credit 🙂 )
Here is where the closet started… typical. boy. closet.
The bi-fold doors in this room are some sort of cheap, plastic-like, fake wood material, so I chose to spray paint them. This also helped me to be able to match the closet to the locker dresser.
We removed the doors and brought them outside where they got a thorough cleaning. Then I applied the spray paint and allowed it to dry for several days to fully cure. My biggest concern was that the paint would chip, but so far it has held up well.
Getting black lines on the top and bottom (to make it a little more locker-esque) was a bit of a struggle. I first tried applying masking tape and painting on the lines (ummm… yeah… masking tape does not do well with bleeding paint, but it was the right width, so I thought I’d at least try it). Then I bought black electrical tape and thought I’d just tape on the lines, but then my husband suggested we just measure and use a black permanent marker. Well, that was brilliant… and free. I made each stripe 3/4″ with a 3/4″ space between.
Then we attached the hardware. Again, my husband to the rescue. My original thought was to add pulls and loop the padlocks through them… something like this:
… but my husband thought we could do better, and found some “latches” and padlocks:
They were perfect!
And once we got the doors hung, here’s what it looked like:
Such a fun addition for this “football theme” bedroom!
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