When we were working on the kitchen, I wanted our pantry doors to be more like French doors. So, our contractor took a bi-fold door kit that matched our other interior doors and used it to create my cute little French pantry doors. I chose some small but classic looking crystal knobs but they just needed something to highlight them. I considered painting the backs but didn’t think I’d like the look at all. Since I’ve been going for a cottage chic look I looked into adding backplates to the doors. First of all they are pretty pricey and then, I had a nearly impossible time finding something that was small enough to fit the area they fit into.
Most of what I found was something like this:
They are lovely but a bit more to tackle than I wanted. So, I pulled out my sketchbook and some medium gray card stock and got to work. After much surfing around for inspiration and ideas I drew the shape I wanted as well as the beginning details onto tracing paper.
Once I had it like I wanted, I used that as a guide to draw out (in pencil) to matching ones on the gray cardstock. Then, I traced over everything in black Micron pen and then went back over them until I felt the line weights would really show.
I cut out the final pieces, cut a small hole in the center, then screwed them onto the doors using the knobs to hold them in place. Everything looked balanced and well spaced so I took them back off again and layered clear packing tape over the front to seal in the edges.
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