DIY Bi-Fold Closet Door Makeover on a Budget in 1 Day

We gave our old bi-fold doors a makeover and changed them into hinged doors in just 1 day! #closetdoors #closet #doormakeover https://lehmanlane.net

Our broken bi-fold doors in our large upstairs closet had to go! We gave our bi-fold closet door a makeover. Sharing all the tips & tricks of this closet door makeover & how we changed our bi-fold door to a hinged door in 1 day.

DIY Bi-Fold Closet Door Makeover- Bi-Fold to Hinged Door

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We gave our old bi-fold doors a makeover and changed them into hinged doors in just 1 day! #closetdoors #closet #doormakeover https://lehmanlane.net

Instructions for How to Change Bi-Fold Doors to Hinged Doors

The closet also had some broken freestanding shelves in it that we used to store our linens, toiletries, and suitcases.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - old closet

Taking out the Broken Bi-Fold Doors, Trim & Baseboard

The first thing we did was take off the broken bi-fold doors and disassemble the shelves. 

The trim around the old doors and baseboard had to go too. 

We also pulled up the dirty carpet and laid down these beautiful unfinished wide pine floors to match the ones we added to our master bedroom.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - after pine floors are down

How to Make a Frame for the New Doorway

Next Jason framed out a new doorway so the old bi-fold doors would fit. 

He added a 2 by 4 to the middle of the doorway to have a place to screw the hinges to.

He also lowered the header so the doors would cover the space completely & not leave any weird gaps or openings above or below our new closet doors.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - new doorway

Adding More Storage with Shelves to the Inside of the Closet

Jason also added 2 long shelves to the top and the bottom of the closet to store more clothes and have a spot to put his shoes. 

He really doesn’t like putting his clothes away so I have a feeling he plans to just throw all his clothes on these shelves so he doesn’t have to ūüôā 

We also added a metal hanging bar from our previous master closet to hang Jason’s clothes on.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - inside closet

Priming & Painting the Inside of the Closet White

We primed and painted the inside of the closet white.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - clothes hanging

I am not sure Jason will ever have enough clothes to fill his closet ūüôā

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - inside closet

Cutting the Closet Doors Lengthwise to Fir the New Closet Doorway

Jason zipped off about an 1/8 inch off of each to door to allow the hinges to fit so they could close properly. 

After sanding down the many layers of paint we brought the new closet doors back in to see how they would fit.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - doors before

Painting the Closet Doors & Adding the New Hinges

After putting 3 layers of paint on the doors Jason added the hinges and we screwed them to the door frames.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged - oil rubbed bronze door handles

 The doors fit great and I love the handles and hinges we added to our bi-fold closet door makeover.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged
DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged in Hallway
DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged

If you want to read more about how we refinished our farmhouse stairs you can check that out HERE.

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged

I am pretty excited to have this hallway and bi-fold closet door makeover done.  I know we will always have some project we want to do in our old farmhouse but it feels great to check this project off the list!  

If you have broken or just ugly & old bi-fold doors at home, I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to give them a Closet Door makeover.

by Tara Lehman

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We gave our old bi-fold doors a makeover and changed them into hinged doors in just 1 day! #closetdoors #closet #doormakeover https://lehmanlane.net

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Comments

  1. You and your husband did a fabulous job. We have bi-folding doors that alway getting of the track. I hate that about them. We need to try doing to our doors what you did here. In love the way they look. Excellent job!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out how we made over our closet door makeover Susan. We secured the 2 by 4 with screws in the front and back of the 2×4 angled into the floor. The front screw is then covered by the piece of trim on top of the 2×4.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out how we changed our bi-fold closet doors Noel! Unfortunately, I do not have a link to the handles. I think they were purchased at Home Depot!

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