Make a Grand Entrance with an Upholstered Door. As the portal to a special space, doesn’t the door deserve extra attention? Think beyond paint by adding design and texture with upholstery and nailhead trim. Since staples and tacks are most secure in solid wood, it’s important to replace hollow core doors with solid wood doors when upholstering. Don’t be put off by cosmetic flaws when searching for the perfect candidate. I found this diamond in the rough at my local Habitat for Humanity store for $9.00, which was good as new with a light sanding and fresh coat of paint. If you have an oddly sized door, it may be necessary to custom order it from a building supplier. Continue reading on HGTV.com.