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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 8th Jan 18, 12:23 PM
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    Any ideas about decorating a wardrobe door please
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:23 PM
    Any ideas about decorating a wardrobe door please 8th Jan 18 at 12:23 PM
    We have very plain white wardrobe doors and are looking for something to decorate them with. We've had Shortwood Carvings before but I think they are a bit too fussy and I don't want gold.

    Hubby made the wardrobes himself. There are 6 floor to ceiling doors on one wall, two either side of the bed and 5 small doors above the bed. They all have 'crystal' round handles with small silver bits attaching them to the door.

    I'd just add that there is skirting underneath and coving at the top so not quite floor to ceiling lol.

    Any ideas please.
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 8th Jan 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:29 PM
    If it's just the plain white that's the problem, how about painting them the same colour as the walls - but in satinwood rather than emulsion?
    • spo2
    • By spo2 8th Jan 18, 2:23 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 2:23 PM
    Could you decoupage them?
    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 8th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
    Stencils? Easy to do and you can paint over if you want to change.

    Last edited by Debbie Savard; 08-01-2018 at 2:28 PM.
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    • By -taff 8th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
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    • #5
    • 8th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
    Cover with fabric, PVA it on. I did my front door [in a lock of flats] looked fab.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 8th Jan 18, 10:06 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:06 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:06 PM
    Change the handles? Makes a bigger difference than you might think if you get really nice ones: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/explore/cupboard-knobs/?lp=true
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 9th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
    If they're covering large areas of the wall, why not use less obvious handles and treat them as wall? I think decorated wardrobes look pretty dated unless they're quirky old ones.
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 9th Jan 18, 11:44 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:44 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:44 AM
    Thank you everyone. Don't fancy them the same colour as the walls and I love the handles so wouldn't change them lol.

    In our first house, we covered spare bedroom wardrobe doors with fabric and must admit it did look nice - looked like sacking but that was nearly 50 years ago. Good idea but a lot of work.

    Quite like the ideas of decoupage and stencilling though
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