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Closet doors slide into real estate fashion

Paint helps minimize 'tacky' appearance
Published on Mar 31, 2004

Q: I want to paint my master bedroom, but I don't know what to do about the sliding closet doors. I know I can paint the Masonite, but I am unsure about the trim, which appears to be a powder-coated metal. The painted trim that I have seen looks pretty tacky, but then the doors are pretty tacky, so I'm considering replacing them. A casual perusal of a couple of home stores, however, has revealed only mirrored doors (yuck) – so I am wondering what you would suggest. Besides my limited budget and skills, the configuration of the room means only sliders will work. There are two pairs and no guarantee that the openings are straight. I would like them to visually disappear. A: Kevin has a similar project in store for his daughter Katie's bedroom. The difference is that right now, Katie has no closet doors. (Kevin says that's the way Katie wanted it. Bill says that closet doors were low on the list when he and Kevin were building the house and that they just never got around to...

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