5 Ways to Repurpose Old Cabinet Doors

Recently, I’ve developed a crush on cabinet doors. Maybe it had something to do with better utilizing the space on the other side of my own kitchen cabinet doors.  It might be because of all the great ideas I found in the 5 Ways to Organize With Cabinet Doors post, a few weeks ago.  The fact is, I just can’t stop finding fun projects that involve cabinet doors!  I know you are going to love these next five ways to restyle and reuse old cabinet doors as much as I do.

1.  Turn them into picture hangers

This gorgeous photo collage was created by The Creative Crate.  Isn’t it stunning?  It’s impossible to tell that those chunky frames aren’t the latest thing from Pottery Barn or Ballard Desigsn–they are repurposed cabinetry!  Fantastic use of cast-offs!

2.  Make a headboard

I am in awe of the design skills at work here.  Remodelaholic‘s Cassity and her husband used old cabinet doors to construct this beautiful headboard for their master bedroom.  They’ve included fantastic instructions so that if you happen to find some old cabinetry, you can make your own headboard, too.

3.  Welcome with a chalkboard sign

I enjoy seeing transformations like this one!  Kelsey of Tattered and Inked came up with this delightful sign for her porch, when she turned an unused cupboard door into a chalkboard.  I love that darling welcome sign in burlap that she added, as well as the chippy paint technique.

4.  Create an art table

This project shared by Autie (of ICandy Handmade) on Ucreate is simply A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  The entire door and face of the cabinet box were used to make an incredibly useful–and beautiful–child’s art desk.  I love the fun colors and the handy storage.  You just have to read all about how Autie came up with this unique upcycling project.

5.  Design a display case

Projects like this one are going to have me haunting the neighborhood, sorting through the debris from kitchen remodels!  At Crafty Scrappy Happy., Jaime shares her love for projects that are both meaningful and upcycled with this pretty display case.  Not only did she reuse an old cupboard, she reused old Scrabble game pieces, too.  Bonus points!

Anyone want to join me this weekend as I canvas the town looking for renovation castoffs?

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  1. Great post Beckie. I really enjoy your repurposing ideas and posts. I also love cabinet doors too. I have been looking for the perfect door to make a tray like this one for my vanity.

    Another idea for kids is to use a door to create a fine motor lock board to a cabinet door

    Have fun scavenging! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I love repurposing cabinet doors as well … I get them for $1 at Habitat ReStore and I’ve made lots of fun things with them. A chalkboard (http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2011/03/chalkboard-cabinet.html), a jewelry holder (http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2011/08/thrifted-jewelry-holder.html), and a hook board are my favorite (http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2010/10/repurposed.html). I love seeing what others come up with too!

  3. thanks for the shout-out, Beckie! I love the picture frames from the Creative Crate, and that stinkin’ headboard…I soooo need a cute headborad…like yours or that cabinet one! ahhh!

  4. Love the art table idea!!!!

  5. These are great ideas 🙂 Absolutely adorable!

  6. The art desk is just what I need for our little one. Adorable!

  7. Great ideas! I love the headboard and the art table.

    Here is another idea I just did…


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