Apr 4, 2013

Upcycled Door Project

Image: Babble
When one door closes, another one opens.
Or you can just open the closed door... that's how doors tend to work.

Or is it?

Here's a roundup of some clever upcycling ideas which use old doors.

How about reworking an old door into a coffee table?

Image: Sweet Pickins
Or turning a screen door into a chalkboard with a vintage look.
Image: Sweet Pickins
Make use of old kitchen cabinet doors by building a hinged art desk for kids.

Image: U Create
Taking it outdoors - try this simple idea and create a snug little shelter.

Image: hometalk
If you're sick and tired of all those 'Billy Bookcases' from Ikea - this unique bookshelf just might be the cure.

Image: My Repurposed Life

Create a piece of furniture that becomes a focal point for the whole room. 

Image: Design Sponge
Storage is a ongoing argument in our house - could this be the solution?

Image: Twig
An old door turned into a custom headboard is a fantastic way to add character to a room.

Image: Vintage Revivals
Take advantage of the (supposed) great Summer we are going to have and have a few outdoor dinners.

Image: Embracing Change

 Kitchen storage solution. Remember those slated doors we all had for our built-in wardrobes?
Image: C.R.A.F.T.

And these slated doors are perfect for a hallway organizer.

Image: Martha Stewart
This last one is less about upcycling old doors and more about revealing whats behind those closed doors.

Image: The Old Painted Cottage

If any of these ideas appeal to you and but it's a case of "Oh shucks ...I just don’t have any old doors lying around" (like so many of us), fear not, you can always try The Freecycle NetworkFree Trade Ireland, or one of the many salvage yards that might be in your city. You can also try, as I've pointed out before, a little bit of skiphunting.

With the growing number of skips taking up residence outside houses undergoing refurbishment - it's the perfect opportunity to grab a few discarded doors.

And we all know what they say about doors and opportunity!

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