10 Creative Project Ideas for Repurposing Old Doors

Wait! Don’t toss that old door. Take a worn or used door and create a new look with a little bit of paint, some elbow grease and creativity. Have fun with it, try different things! You could incorporate new elements like a rustic doorknob or sliding door hardware in brass or copper.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at these creative DIY project ideas for salvaged and repurposed doors!

TURN AN OLD DOOR INTO SHELF

Use your old door to create an artistic yet completely functional shelf. Paint the door and remove the panels, using them to create the shelving parts. Lean the door against a wall in a living room or bedroom and decorate with books, plants and other treasures.

Old Door Made Into Shelf

HALL TREES MADE FROM OLD DOORS

Create a stunning decorative piece with an old door and several cuts of wood. Paint the door and attach the wood to create a little table and shelf. Completed, this piece is incredibly versatile and will certainly add an element of rustic elegance to your home. Place it in hallway, entryway or in the master bedroom.

Old Door Made Into Hall Tree

 

USE AN OLD DOOR FOR TOWEL HOOKS

With this repurposing idea, turning the door on its side is only half of the work. If placing in a bathroom with a shower, paint the door with a paint that does well with steam, attach a few hooks, and make sure to securely hang the door with proper hardware. You’ll love the unique touch it adds to the bathroom.

Old Door Made Into Hook Rack

TURN AN OLD DOOR INTO A FLOOR MIRROR

Love the look mirrors bring into your home? Paint your old door and fit it with a floor-length mirror, leaving enough space around the mirror to show off your door. Lean it against a wall in a living room or bedroom and the result is a visually unique and appealing look that adds depth and visual space to the room. Not only that, but everyone will compliment the beautiful addition to the room.

Old Door Made into Floor Mirror

 

MAKE A CHAIR FROM AN OLD DOOR 

Repurpose that old wooden door into a beautifully vintage chair, perfect for a mudroom or walk-in closet (if you’re lucky enough to have one of those!). This one might take a little more work than the others, so roll up your sleeves and pull out a hammer and nails. It’s definitely doable, though, and you’ll love the result.

Old Door Made into Bench


So anytime you’re remodeling or find yourself with an old door, don’t toss it; repurpose it. Use one of the ideas above or come up with one of your own. The possibilities are fairly limitless, and you’ll love that you took something old and used and made something new.