Repurpose Old Cabinet Doors

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.  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 Designs–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 Stacks and Flats 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 U Create 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 bulletin board

Melissa of Shabby Love created this bulletin board. She just painted the frame in Antique White and adhered burlap to a piece of cork and slipped it into the frame.  Easy peasy!

Projects like this one are going to have me haunting the neighborhood, sorting through the debris from kitchen remodels! Who agrees?


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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.–mirror-vanity-tray-project

    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. 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!

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