HOLY BALLS ON A STICK. That’s how I feel about this long and overdrawn project. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I started our 1970’s door makeover on Saturday.
I found a killer deal on an exterior door in the exact dimensions we needed so I purchased it sight unseen and started sanding the entire door down and painting it in flat black.
Once the door was completed we were getting ready to install it and realized that not only did the handles not line up, but they were on the WRONG SIDE.
WHHHHHYYYY did I not check this out before going through all that work?
So I was back to the drawing board. The existing door had a non-functioning and broken cat door in it. Our cat was constantly getting out, so Glen boarded up the one side a year ago.
We wanted to makeover the current door, but we didn’t know how we could with a giant hole taken out of the bottom.
How To Cover Up A Cat Door
Any hardware store carries kick plates in 6-8″ in depth and 30-34″ in width! We bought two and they perfectly covered the existing hole in the door.
We painted the 1970’s door flat black with Behrs Marquee Paint ( 3 coats ) and then spray painted handles in flat black.
1970’s Door Makeover
It was reallllly hard to photograph this door as the siding on either side of the house isn’t the prettiest. So I’m having to shoot into our deck. But I’m pretty happy with the finished look.
If at all curious, we stuffed insulation in the cat door hole so in the winter, fall and spring cold air wont get into our home as it has in previous years.
I think this is such a fun update to an old door and a door that might have been used for a cat or dog door.
I’d love what you guys think of this 1970’s door makeover. Did you think I would be able to do it?