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You didn’t think I threw away those doors off of the old wooden cabinet I showed you yesterday, did you?? Just because I took them off definitely doesn’t mean they won’t be repurposed again.

But if you have been around here long enough – you probably know that! There are a zillion different ideas you could do to repurpose old cabinet doors. They are probably one of the most repurposed items in blogland.

These cabinets doors had mesh insets that were magnetic so I thought creating a magnetic cork board would be a functional use of these old doors.


If you missed how I transformed this old cabinet into a fresh and modern Pottery Barn inspired cabinet check it out.

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  • Old wood doors
  • Spray paint (I used Krylon Dual in Classic Gloss Gray)
  • Scotch Blue Tape
  • Exacto Knife
  • Cork
  • Straight Edge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric (I used Riley Blake’s Verona Collection: Verona Main Teal, Verona Leaves Gray, Verona Flowers Green)
  • Screw driver
  • metal brackets/screws
  • I-top button maker

How To Make A Magnetic Cork Board

1. After removing the doors I used Scotch Blue tape to mask off the chicken wire insets and then I gave it a quick spray with spray paint.

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2. Using an Exacto knife and a straight edge I cut the cork to size to fit in the insets of the panel.

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3. I cut the fabric larger than the cork and used hot glue to the wrap the fabric around the cork.
4. I then hot glued my fabric wrapped cork pieces into the coordinating insets.


5. Next I used some little metal brackets to attach the two doors together to create one larger board. I used two brackets one on each inset.

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6. Using my I-Top Button Maker I made some fabric buttons and then applied Gorilla Glue to adhere the magnets t the back.


A quick, easy and functional recycle that gives new use to old doors.

More Ideas: Decorative Corkboard Memo Board

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  1. Oooo, I want these! Definitely going to have to look for some doors to recreate this for my home.

  2. I KNEW you didn’t throw them away. The memo boards look great Beckie!

    see ya next week at Haven!


  3. This is even better than the dresser you made earlier. I love those fabrics you used, such a great pop of color. Now I just need to find two doors and my sewing will get a splash of color.

  4. So I’m assuming the wire part is pretty sturdy? This turned out really cute. :^)

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