DIY Closet Door Makeover – Bi-Fold to Hinged

DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged #closet https://lehmanlane.net

I have a closet door makeover to share with you today!  We have a large closet in our upstairs hallway that has had broken bi-fold doors on it since we moved in.  Since we were already adding wide pine floors to our hallway we decided it was finally time to tackle this closet.

DIY Closet Door Makeover- Bi-Fold to Hinged

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

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

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 the wide pine floors.

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

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 and also lowered the header so the doors would cover the space completely.

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

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 🙂  We also added a hanging bar to hang Jason’s clothes on.

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

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 :).

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

Jason zipped off about an 1/8 inch off of each to door to allow the hinges to fit.  After sanding down the many layers of paint we brought the doors back in to see how they would fit.

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

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.

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
DIY - Closet Door Makeover - Bi-fold to Hinged

I am pretty excited to have this hallway and closet 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 want to read more about how we refinished our farmhouse stairs you can check that out HERE.

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6 thoughts on “DIY Closet Door Makeover – Bi-Fold to Hinged

  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!

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