Repurposed Cabinet Door to Chic Wall Decor


A couple months ago, a favorite local vintage shop was closing for good (don’t you hate when that happens?) and of course I stopped by to see what treasures were left.  I came home with lots of goodies, including this old cabinet door:

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

I had the perfect spot in my kitchen to hang some new chic wall decor, so off to work I went…

(pssst today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday, so be sure to visit my friends’ thrifty projects at the end of this post!)

First I painted the front of the door in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre, and then I added two hanging hooks on the back.  (Looking back, this seems kind of backwards – you may want to put the hardware on first and then paint… hammering chipped a little bit of my paint off, but I planned to distress it anyway.)

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Then I added a few accessories from Hobby Lobby, like this big fancy hook which was brown but I painted to match the door (but not too much paint, I wanted the details to be obvious)…

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

and this hanging jar.  Actually I bought two different sizes and ended up using the larger one.  I wasn’t a fan of the super thick rope handle though, so I took it off and just tied on thin jute rope instead.

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Add some lovely faux fleurs and here’s what you get….

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

A stunning update for a castoff cabinet door, right?

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Since all the hardware on the jar is removable, I could also put real flowers in the jar if I want (and it could be easily washed after), or I could hang something else entirely different from the hook.

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

This repurposed cabinet door is just what I needed on my kitchen wall.  I don’t usually do many projects for myself but this one is a keeper!

DIY Repurposed Cabinet Door - Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover by Girl in the Garage

(p.s. Those are drop cloth scraps hiding the ugly green stems.)

What other ideas do you have for repurposed cabinet doors?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.  I have another door (larger) that I’m planning a project for.

Woot Woot It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

This day is so much fun every month.  I love seeing what thrifty projects my friends have come up with!  These are the Before photos – click the links underneath to see the Afters.

Trash to Treasure Makeovers

1. Bless’er House

2. Prodigal Pieces

3. Artsy Chicks Rule

4. Confessions of a Serial DIYer


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10 Comments on Repurposed Cabinet Door to Chic Wall Decor

  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    February 14, 2017 at 4:59 am (10 months ago)

    This is perfect! A wonderful use for an otherwise useless piece. Bravo! I am in the same boat as my local flea market just relocated over an hour away. sniff, sniff. What’s a girl to do, right?

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  2. Mary
    February 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm (10 months ago)

    Charming! What a great idea and easy too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Bonnie
    February 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm (10 months ago)

    That repurposed door turned out really well. Please take care of yourself and I hope you have a full recovery soon.

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    • Jen
      February 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Bonnie! Sometimes it’s hard to make yourself rest even when your body needs it. I’m trying 🙂

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  4. Christy
    February 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm (10 months ago)

    What a great new purpose for that cabinet door!! Don’t you just love rummaging through all the hardware at hobby lobby!?! XO

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  5. Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    February 15, 2017 at 9:39 am (10 months ago)

    I have an old door and I have that exact same hook – lov’n this idea Jen! It’s so pretty and I can image a set flanking a mirror in a dining room or on end cabinets in a kitchen. Pinned.
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  6. Paula
    February 16, 2017 at 9:01 am (10 months ago)

    This is a great idea for repurposing a cabinet door. It will be fun to change out the flowers in the container with the season.
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  7. Juliet
    February 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm (10 months ago)

    Love it I bought about 5 cabinet doors recently and just yesterday painted one that was about 10 inches wide. Put a food-related saying on it and attached a small “lap” pillow to it with velcro. Now I can eat dinner in front of the TV without balancing my plate on my knees.

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