There is an undeniable mystique when it comes to doors, especially the old and unique ones. Why? I supposes it’s because their inherent purpose has been to keep what’s hidden behind them safe and unseen. Add carved, wooden details, window panes, weathering and interesting hardware and you’ve got yourself a whole lotta character! So, when these following designers and DIYers looked beyond the conventional, they created reused doors that are not only newly functional, they’re quite heavenly knock-outs when it comes to their aesthetics.
Door Wall Art (top image): Hang one or two doors in their natural woods and/or flakey paint (which adds fantastic texture), or paint them to coordinate with your decor or for an unexpected pop. LOVE this!
Door Entry Bench and Coat Rack: This project requires quite a bit of DIYing, but once completed, you’ve got yourself quite an entry feature.
Sliding Vintage Door: I just LOVE the texture of this installed door…and who doesn’t love a sliding one? This could also be wall art where it moves, but isn’t necessarily functional – just added architectural interest.
Door Shelving: Here is how a paneled door can really come to life. Leaned against a wall, you can place it just about anywhere in your home.
Door Chair: Again, another slightly labor-intensive project, but oh, so sweet and impressive.
Hanging Door Room Divider: This is a fabulous way to add function and architectural panache to a staircase, or as a divider of two spaces.
Coffee Table Door and Planter: Talk about multi-Repurpose! This beauty required just four hairpin legs and a touch of DIY sawing and installing of a planter box. This project is definitely knock’n on heaven’s door! Note: the only thing I’d change is to keep the original hardware for added character.
How would you reuse an old door? Do tell!