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Fun Things to do with Old Doors

I love repurposing old junk and turning trash into treasure. Recently I came across a photo of an old door that had been revamped and turned into something awesome. Turns out, there’s lots of things you can make out of cool vintage doors. Check out this list of old door ideas to get your creativity flowing!

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Old Door Ideas

Rustic Sliding Door

Install sliding doors for a unique entryway. Love the rustic look of this! You’ll need to have access to a handyman (or be one) for this project! Idea found on Bright Bold & Beautiful

Old Door Ideas

Chalkboard Desk

Paint the panels with chalkboard paint and add drawers and some hooks to turn an old door into a super cute AND functional piece of furniture! Another great idea from Bright Bold & Beautiful.

Old Door Ideas

Coat Rack

Mount a vintage door sideways, add hooks and maybe even a shelf to transform it into a great coat rack and display area! I found this idea on Home Talk.

Old Door Ideas

Chalkboard Calendar

Another one mounted sideways—after a little bit of chalkboard paint, this one could be used as a weekly organizer or meal planner. Idea found on Pinterest.

Old Door Ideas
Porch Swing

 An old door can make for a perfect backrest on your rustic porch swing! Found on Pinterest.

Old Door Ideas

Book Shelf

What a great way to store all your favorite books! Makes me want to say something cheesy like, “Open the door to a whole new world by reading…” Ha ha. Feel free to laugh at my cheesiness. This great idea I found on Indulgy.

Old Door Ideas

 Vintage Door Garden Decor and Planter

Don’t have planters on your windows? No worries… you can make your own! Great way to spice up your yard, especially with the bright colored door! Too cute! I found this one on Hometalk.

Old Door Ideas

Old Door Turned Coffee Table

I would probably take the knob off, more for convenience, but I love the green paint for a nice “pop”! Idea from Dish Comfortable Designs.

Old Door Ideas

Garden Gate

Double vintage doors serve as a garden gate. Makes it seem magical, doesn’t it? Another Passenger shared this idea with us.

Old Door Ideas

 What else can you do with an old door? Thanks for reading!

11 thoughts on “Fun Things to do with Old Doors”

  1. I love these new ideas !! I have also seen another great ideal for old doors. It was on one of those diy shows. It came from an original door in an older home they had purchased to bring life back into it. It was a large door, and a large family ! They cleaned it up & stained it & made a beautiful & plentiful dining table !! It worked beautifully for the family of twelve !! They kept the house historical, but did open it up a little & repurposed everything that someone else may have other wised throw out. That home turned out so beautiful! !!

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  2. Does anyone have the directions on how to build this? I am wondering how they supported it from behind. Thank you.

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  3. Thank you for the extra ideas! I just made a game room table using epoxy on top so was super smooth for playing poker!

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