I love old doors, doors of all kinds. Repurposed doors are perfect for new and useful projects to add pizzazz to your home. Old doors are easily found at thrift stores, yard sales, and my personal favorite—your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I have used old doors a lot in my projects, but I have also compiled some old door projects from around the the web to inspire you.
Old Door Project Ideas for the Entryway
The hall tree that inspired me to make the blue door hall tree above is this great two-toned hall tree by Refresh Restyle.
This door matches the door in the first picture, I picked up two of these $2 doors, and to this day I’m wondering why I didn’t buy ALL of them. The blue door was trimmed out with some 1×4’s to make it look like a paneled door. This cheap door was dressed up with a dresser mirror.
Some door projects are easier than others. This simple black small entryway hall tree is from the archives, and even a beginner could make this.
Easy door project, simply attach a small side table to an antique door and paint to match.
Even louvered doors can be used to make hall trees or shelving units.
Pretty Handy Girl made this sweet nightstand out of a door which inspired a friend of mine who asked me to make one for her. (below)
My friend Jan had hauled a door around through several moves, and asked me to use it to make her a door nightstand of her own.
This old door roundup wouldn’t be complete without sharing all of the good, the bad, and the ugly. (this was from MRL, the early years)
Just to show you that color really can make or break a project, look how beautiful this hall tree from Junk Chic Cottage is all painted in white!
Project Ideas : Bookcases
This red door bookcase is one of my earlier projects.
I was inspired by Blue Roof Cabin to make this repurposed door bookshelf, which is one of my most pinned projects.
My very first door project was this large corner cabinet made from an old bathroom door.
DIY door shelf from Refresh Restyle
Outdoor Repurposed Door Ideas
How to use doors as an outdoor arbor.
This old exterior door was made to make a fun and functional potting bench.
Vintage door made into a porch swing from Huckleberry Lane.
Door Projects : Benches
An old paneled door makes a great bench, in this case a small doll bench.
If you’d like a larger bench, here’s a great old chippy door bench project from Thistlewood Farms
Old blue door chair bench from Dumped and Discovered.
Door Projects : Vintage Screen Doors
Repurposed Vintage Storm door used as a craft show display.
Repurposed storm door made into a memo chalkboard.
Screen door used as a pantry door from The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill
Doors into trunks or chests
Cutting up old doors can be challenging, but oh so worth it because they make such trunks and chests.
Here’s another chest made from a hollow core door. This blanket chest was made from a hollow core door.
Headboards made from Old Doors
Old doors make great headboards! I made this headboard for my bedroom out of the ugliest door ever.
I made this repurposed door headboard for the queen sized bed in my guest room.
Beautiful headboard made from a door by Vintage Revivals.
Assorted projects made from old doors
Old doors can be used as desks and tables, such as in this sawhorse desk.
An old friend of mine, Sharon S. inspired me to make this Toddler Bed out of a very old chippy door.
Using old random doors to make a screen or room divider from Thistlewood Farms.
This roundup of old door projects will be updated as I find great new projects to inspire you. I would love for you to pin this image so others can find all of these great ideas.
If YOU have a great repurposed door project that you would like for me to include in this old door roundup, please drop me a line or leave a link in a comment below.
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