She got her door panels at Michaels & I was lucky enough to find the same ones. I bought 8 even though I only need 6 – it can’t hurt to have a couple of extras. I have no idea if Michaels always carries them or not. I felt very lucky to find them at my local store! During our warm spell in February I got 4 painted on one side, with off-white spray paint:
However, since then I’ve decided the boxes will look much better painted to match the walls, which means I’ll need to paint the door panels green [living room], violet [girl cave], and white [bedroom]. I can’t do much until it warms up again [I need to spraypaint outside], so for now the doors are on the back burner. But I did finish the 3 boxes this weekend. As you may know from reading my last post I forgot to take the width of the wood into account when measuring for the boxes, so I had to add 1½” extensions to each side panel. I had pre-painted the wood for each box, but didn’t bother with the extensions pieces – I just wanted the boxes built! So after putting them together I brought them down to the basement cage and used my orbital sander to blend the edges of each extension panel, then primed & painted the extensions. Thankfully you can’t really notice the extensions now that the boxes are uniformly painted. Here are some progress pics:
I let all 3 air dry for 2 days resting up on painters triangles [#affiliate]. Today after work I decided to hang them on the wall, mostly to make sure they fit [!!!] but also to see how they look. I love them! They look so good and the doors aren’t even on yet. They easily slide onto the metal support box surrounding each AC, so I didn’t have to bolt them to the wall. I will once the doors are on.
Once the doors are on they’re going to look soooooooooo much better than the ugly ACs! If I can’t find spray paint that’s a close match to our living room & girl cave wall colors I might need to buy a cheap paint sprayer.