DIY Mid-Century Inspired Door

We are so excited to share today's post with you! We recently collaborated with The Home Depot to update our bedroom door as part of our overall bedroom makeover!

We ripped out the old trim in the bedroom, swapped out the light fixture, added new outlets, skim-coated the walls, added a fresh coat of paint, and installed wallpaper. Whew! It was a lot. But the one thing we couldn't get over was the awful, old door. All of the interior doors in our house are in rough shape from 65+ years of wear and tear. We knew we needed a completely new door and luckily Home Depot came to the rescue.

To add some dimension to a flat, slab door, I decided I wanted to mimic the three-window design on our original 1950s front door - carrying the mid-century theme throughout the rest of our house. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out and can't wait to complete this process on all of the doors in the house (... over time, ha. Nick is ready for a break right now.)

So click over to The Home Depot blog to see the finished product and be sure to let us know what you think! We still have some finishing touches to put on the bedroom, but we're definitely going to share a full before & after post in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Door Knob

Sarah & Nick


  1. Thanks for sharing such an awesome project. We have the same issue, beat up hollow core doors with a 2+ gap at the bottom from pulling the shag carpet out. I’ve seen a few tutorials for trimming out slab doors, but they were always shaker style which doesn’t work in our mid century house. I absolutely love the idea of mimicking the exterior doors! ����

    1. Thank you so much! The large gap at the bottom of ours was so annoying, especially with two cats that would constantly bat their toys underneath, haha. I'm glad you like it!