Happy Friday! Today I’m going to share five ways to repurpose old doors. You can always find some good, solid wood doors lying around. I’ve found them in the basement of both houses we’ve moved to, by the side of the road, at thrift stores, and at salvage yards. They are usually inexpensive and waiting for you to transform them into something useful and gorgeous.
Here are five ways to repurpose a door:
1. A Daybed
I turned two old doors I found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore into a daybed.
2. A Sliding Door
When our pantry doors – which swung out and blocked our silverware drawers – didn’t work, I took a door I found at a thrift store for $1.99 (!!) and made a sliding door.
To see how I transformed this door into a sliding pantry door, click HERE.
3. A Desk
In our last home, in my office, I turned an old door I found in the basement into a desktop.
I simply laid the door over a file cabinet (found at a thrift store for $6 and repainted) and an IKEA cabinet, and topped it with a piece of glass I found at a garage sale. It was a great work surface for writing and doing projects.
Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. turned a door into kitchen storage:
Such a great idea, especially for smaller kitchens!
5. Clad an island in it.
In one of my favorite makeovers by Sarah Richardson, she used old doors to cover a kitchen island:
It looks like expensive trim and woodworking, but it’s really old doors. Love it.
How have you repurposed old doors? Share in the comments!