Add some razzle-dazzle to a drab bathroom door with trim and fresh paint.Brian Patrick Flynn, Decor Demon
Use tape measure to determine length and height of door. Jot dimensions and rough sketch of desired trim pattern and sizes on notepad with pencil.
Referring to notes, mark trim to size with pencil. Cut each piece of trim with chop saw, mitering corners. Sand rough edges of trim with medium-grit sanding block.
Place each piece of trim on door. For hollow-core doors, attach trim to surface by adding bead of wood glue to back, then holding in place with painter's tape until glue dries. For solid wood doors, attach trim using nail gun or with wood screws using drill.
Once all mitered pieces of trim are attached, sand any nail holes with medium-grit sanding block, fill with spackle using a putty knife, then caulk edges with caulk gun.
Before painting, protect area below and around door with drop cloth. Using a paintbrush, apply two coats of paint to front and sides of trim. Once dry, paint surface of door with roller. Touch up necessary surface areas with detail brush.