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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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 The DIY Hollow Core Door Hack was one of my favorite projects in Episode 1 of The Weekender (Watch HERE), this room had a lot of doors… 4 in a smallish space, so instead of trying to hide them, I used a little hack to make them a stand out feature in the room! Check out the details below.


This is one of the easiest and most impactful DIY hacks in my arsenal. Half of America’s got some hollow core doors in their home somewhere, and let’s face it, they aren’t your favorite, but they could be with a few simple additions! Here’s what you’ll need to transform your sad, boring little doors:

Materials: Hollow Core Door | Screen Molding | Wood glue | Wood Putty | Nail Gun | Paint


Step 1: Determine what your pattern will be for your hollow core doors. For these I chose simple horizontal stripes, but you can get fancy if you want, your old doors will thank you.


Step 2: Measure the width of the door and cut your molding down to size.

Step 3: Lay out the cut down pieces of molding on the door and make sure you have equal spacing before you attach them to the door… unless you’re going for an asymmetric look, that could be really cool too!


Step 4: Using some wood glue and a nail gun, attach the pieces of molding. Use some wood putty to fill in any nail holes before painting.


Step 5: Time to add some paint! For Kacie + Josh’s doors, we used HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Hammered Zinc. With this fresh coat of paint, everything looks cohesive and totally custom!


Watch this episode of The Weekender below, and get the details on the other 4 DIY projects in this room right HERE!


Thanks Guys!


Don’t miss a single Weekender Episode of Season 2- You can watch all Season 1 + 2 Episodes right  HERE!

The Weekender DIY Makeover East Coast Creative

*The Weekender Series is a paid collaboration with Lowe’s Home Improvement. I’m thankful for the brands that believe in the mission of East Coast Creative and support my work!*

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