New Life for Old Doors

An old door is a sturdy piece of material that can easily be revamped into pretty much anything: add table legs and you’ve got a dining table; add some castor wheels and you’ve got a coffee table, place doors behind your bed to create a headboard in an instant! This post features a whole range of doable D.I.Y ideas to inspire you to pimp an old door into something completely new and totally awesome – Enjoy & Good Luck!

An old door and some $10 Ikea ’Vika Lerberg’ Trestles (available in grey or white) and you could score a look similar to that in the beautiful pic above (by John Cullen), spotted via here

Pic left via here, Pic right via here

Inspirational use of an old barn door in a contemporary home from, DIY TUTORIAL HERE!

Left pic via here, right pic via here

Old Door Coat Rack

An old cupboard door and some hooks, and you could achieve this awesome look – DIY TUTORIAL HERE!



This awesome table was made by Sarah Summers and featured on DesignSponge, DIY TUTORIAL HERE!

Left pic of hanging door table (!) via here, Right pic via here

Repurposed Old Doors given new life as bookshelf, from ’My Repurposed Life’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE!

Pic left: WoodBird Design, Pic right: via here

Take cue from Maria of inspirational ’DreamyWhites’ blog and make an old door headboard, read more here!

D.I.Y Old Door Screen

Four old doors and hinges created this privacy screen from ’Not Just a housewife’, read more here

Inspirational Door reuse from Manoteca, spotted via here

Old Door Potting Station

via here

DIY Old Door Coffee Table from ’This Sorta Old Life’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE!

Good Luck Hacking!


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