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Designer Door Finishes

When considering ideas to change-up your home décor, you’ve likely taken to Pinterest or interior design websites to inspire you.

Much of what you’ve seen out there can be fairly common, but have you seen many ideas to style your door? Changing up your doorknobs to glass coloured globes has been a common trend and other trendsetters have even reverted to painting door panels. But have you ever seen any ideas that give your door a designer’s touch?

Now you have! This week’s project teaches you how to achieve that designer door look. 😉

Let us know what you think about this or if you have ideas for other projects.

The Scotch® Brand Team… xox

SKILL LEVEL: Difficult

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours

Scotch® Brand Supplies:
You can buy these items at Staples and Walmart.

Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Mint Mosaic
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Mint Green
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Fuchsia
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Tangerine
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Lemon Lime


  • Cutting mat
  • Straightedge Ruler
  • Sharp knife
  • White shadowbox frames x 2
  • Small black plant pot
  • White end table

Pick a door. Choose an area if your house that has a door that can use some dressing up; it can even be painted, as Scotch® Expressions Masking Tapes will adhere.Door_Step1Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and select your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have here, simply refer to list above. This how-to guide will assume you’ve selected the items in this particular design.

Door_Step2Measure tape for left-side.  Have all of your tapes handy and begin to measure. Start by choosing one colour and using your cutting mat as your measurement tool. Apply your tape on a 45 degree angle and cut two-inch strips. Cut approximately 8-10 for the left-side of your geometric design and put aside. Repeat this for the reminder of your colours, besides Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Mint Mosaic.

Measure tape for the right-side. For this step, you are repeating the previous step except you’re lining up your tapes on a 135 degree angle to create the right-side of the door design. Create approximately 8-10 two-inch strips for each colour, besides Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape in Mint Mosaic, and set aside. These piece can be easily re-positioned.

Line it up. Start on the left-hand side of your door and apply your first piece of Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape in Tangerine. Make sure the right side of your tape piece has a 90 degree angle and is completely straight. This is important as it’s the foundation for the remainder of your tapes to line up against. Continue by placing a piece of Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape in Fuchsia directly above it. Follow the same pattern as in the picture. After a row of colours is completed, finish off by completing the right side and then repeat the steps again. Door_Step3Pattern complete. You will notice that you have space to fill below and above the pattern. To complete the design, use the Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Mint Mosaic. Use the cutting mat to guide your measurements and to cut pieces,  before applying to your door.

Door_Step4Designer’s Expert Tip: Make sure to take your time and don’t rush things! Line up your edges accurately for the best looking design.

And it’s finished! You have a lovely showpiece around your home. Experiment with different colour combinations to match any room and colour scheme.Door_without_borderLooking for some more details for this project? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog. She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create this fun project, and has more tips to help you out. 


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