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Feli

Hi!We've just sanded and stained our bedroom furniture to create an antique look.  We bought a new white comforter outlined with a few green leaves along the top.  We would like to put Roman shades on our windows as well as paint our walls a light green color.  The finished look should be airy, summery and welcoming.  Unfortunately, there is a door that has been sealed by the previous owners that leads to the common bathroom.  We would like to remove this door (or the outline) before repainting but feel that plastering would be quite messy and a big job.  Do you have any ideas for a wall finish that would cover the door outline that would not involve plastering and be less messy?  My husband suggested wallpaper or some type of faux finish on that one wall and paint the other 3 walls.  I don't want it to look dated with wallpaper.  The room is not large.  Any suggestions that would not break the bank would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you! Felicia

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jmurray

Hello Feli,An easy way to cover the unused doorway without breaking the bank is to construct a DIY headboard that would cover the door, as Elte's marketing manager Antonio Bellusci did, and move your bed to the new 'wall.' He purposely made it extra-tall, so it not only covers an unused door but also makes a big style statement.Step by step instructions can be found here: http://www.houseandhome.com/design/diy-painted-wood-headboardHope this helps!JenniferWeb promotions editor

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Feli

Hi!
Thanks for the useful advice!  I really like the mural idea although I think the room is too small because the set of drawers sits in front of the door.  (You can still see the top half of the door).  I also like the mini shelf idea...I'd never thought of that and I thought it was also quite original.  Our newest idea is pehaps removing the door frame and hinges and flattening the wall to put wallpaper on just that wall or maybe 2 walls and painting the other walls a light green.  We'll see...Thanks again! 

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