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10 Ways to Upcycle Old Doors

What are you planning on doing with your old door that needs replacing? Lots of people choose to just throw out their doors, but it’s more beneficial for both you and the planet If you choose to recycle old doors instead. If you’re wondering what all you can do with your old doors, here are some old door DIY ideas for you to consider.

1. Chalkboard

One of the easiest and cheapest ways for you to upcycle an old door is by painting it with chalkboard paint. You can cut it down to any size you want, or leave it the way it is, and have a rustic-looking chalkboard. Feel free to hang it up or just leave it standing against the wall!

2. Shoe Stand & Coat Rack

Keep your old door in your entryway by turning it into a rustic shoe stand and coat rack! Use a couple of small crates at the bottom for shoe storage and attach some hooks to the door to get this simple old door DIY done.

3. Bookshelf

Doors make great bookshelves! You can choose to add boards to the front of the door, but you can also simply remove the panels from the door and use those for the shelves instead.

4. Ironing Station

A definitely unique way to repurpose your old door would be to turn it into an ironing station. All you need is to add a couple of hooks for hanging the ironing board, and a shelf on top to hold your iron. After that, hang it up on your wall and you’re ready to go!

5. Tabletop

An old door can be easily turned into a beautiful, rustic-looking tabletop. If you want to go the extra step, you could pour some epoxy resin on top with some nice colors to make some cool effects. 

6. Vertical Wall Planter

If you enjoy greenery inside your home, you can turn your old door into a vertical wall planter. All you need to do is add some plant grow bags to get it done, but you can make some truly unique and versatile planters with a bit of creativity.

7. Mirror

You can easily turn an old door into a full-length mirror by adding mirror pieces to the recessed panels in the door. After that, you can choose whether you want it hung up or just leaning against the wall if it works for you. 

8. Coffee Table

A single door will give you all you need to make a small, nice coffee table by using the top and bottom portions as the sides of the table. However, with an extra board, or better yet, a second old door, you can add storage space in the coffee table by adding a bottom and/or shelves.

9. Headboard

Another very easy project is to turn your old door into a headboard. Giving it a nice paint job and placing it behind your bed will make it the focal point of your room.

10. Bench

If you have more than one old door you’re trying to reuse, you might want to consider turning them into a bench. With one door acting as the seat and another door acting as the back, all you’d need is some legs to put it on and you’ve got yourself some nice outdoor furniture.

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