Repurposing Old Doors for Other Uses Around the House

Repurposing Old Doors - Quicken Loans Zing Blog Tired of winter yet? Well guess what? There’s still another month of this long, snowy, cold winter! Looking to shake those wintertime blues with a fun hobby? Tired of looking at that old, faded kitchen door? Well, look no further. That old attic door, with a little bit of elbow grease, can be your new kitchen table or even a new headboard!

Thanks to sites like Pinterest, users are sharing their ideas to reuse salvaged materials that would otherwise be thrown out. Similar to pallets, doors are easy to come by and can be used for just about any piece of furniture you can find in stores. And repurposing a door makes for quite the talking piece as well!

I got a few great ideas from Pinterest and InspirationGreen.com. So let’s take a look at a few ways you can reuse your old doors. Remember that sometimes, depending on the condition of the door, the chipped paint or destroyed approach could really give your repurposed door some character ­– so use that to your advantage!

Paintings

By carefully removing the paint that has accumulated over the years, you can create a beautiful new canvas. Throw on a fresh coat of paint, or leave the old paint on as is. Use the front panel of your door as your canvas!

Headboard

You can take two doors and stand them next to each other. Then, connect them, and you have yourself a new headboard! Or, if you only have access to one door, you can lay it flat, elevate it by connecting it to your running boards, and give it a fresh new coat of paint. Depending on the condition of the door, you could have a vintage-looking headboard.

Kitchen Table

This is my favorite! Strip the door of any paint, sand it down and apply a fresh coat of paint. From there, head up to your local hardware store to grab some legs or table skirts. Throw an old window on top, and you have yourself a fresh new kitchen table. Give it a little flair by putting flat objects in the panels or where the window used to be!

Sectional Walls

If you’re living in a loft with no walls, this could be the answer to your privacy. Simply bind a few doors together (the number depends on how much privacy you want), with some hinges, and you have your answer to privacy with little work involved.

These are just a few ideas to get your juices flowing. Check out even more great ideas at Pinterest and InspirationGreen.com.

If you have any other suggestions or ideas, please feel free to submit them in the comments section. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your ideas!

 

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