Have I mentioned lately how much I love repurposing projects? I really do and I’m sure you do, too. I recently had the idea to remodel my kitchen which left me wondering what in the world I would do with all of those old cabinet doors. I redid my current doors so I had several leftover to dispose of and you know how much I hate to throw things out – so I started looking for things that I could make from those old doors and I found so many wonderful projects!
Even if you’re not planning to redo your kitchen cabinets, you can do any of these DIY cabinet door projects. Thrift or bargain stores and even some home improvement stores sell old cabinet doors pretty cheap. You can pick up a couple for around $10 or less, which gives you the start to some amazing repurposing projects. While you’re working on repurposing projects, be sure to check out these 100 ways to repurpose or reuse broken household items. There are so many useful and creative things that you can make!
From serving trays to gorgeous picture frames and so many things in between, you are sure to find the perfect use for those cabinet doors. How about making your own chess board out of a cabinet door or maybe creating a gorgeous and space filled jewelry organizer? There really are numerous ways that you can repurpose cabinet doors and I am so excited to show them to you. Oh and if you’re looking for wonderful ways to spruce up your outdoors this spring, be sure to take a look at these 20 ways to repurpose tires into something new and exciting.
The next time you remodel your kitchen and change the cabinet doors or if you just happen to run across some old cabinets at a flea market or yard sale, be sure to put some of these great repurposing projects to use. You’ll enjoy turning those doors into something fresh and new.
16. Upcycled Cabinet Door Mail Holder
17. DIY Mason Jar Vase Holder
You know how much I love mason jar projects, so this one just really made me happy. Take that old cabinet door and use it to hold mason jar vases. Just use metal clamps – like the ones that hold your dryer vent in place – to hold the mason jars. The clamps are attached to the cabinet door securely with screws and the overall project has a very farmhouse like quality.
18. Easy DIY Family Communication Board
If you can’t decide between a chalkboard or a memo board, why not do both? This family communication center has everything you need to stay organized and on top of things, and you can make it in just a couple of hours from that old cabinet door. This works great for doors that are doubled paned but you could do it with one that’s not. Just separate the two halves.
19. Repurposed Door Photo Collage
This cabinet door turned photo collage is great and would make a wonderful gift for parents or grandparents. You just add white cardstock to cover the front of your door and then add your pictures to that. This is honestly the easiest thing to make and it gives you a beautiful way to show off your favorite family pictures. And the pictures stick easily to the cardstock with some foam tape and stand out so they have a sort of 3D appeal.
20. DIY Cabinet Door Serving Tray
This serving tray made from an old cabinet door is really gorgeous. It’s pretty easy to make, too. You’ll just need to paint – if you want it another color that is – the door and then add whatever decorations and handles you want. I love this love birds version that you can get on Etsy for $40. It’s really gorgeous and makes a nice art display as well as a neat little serving tray.
21. Easy Cabinet Door String Art
I love string art. It’ so creative and a relatively easy way to get great artwork. The next time you make string art, use an old cabinet door as your canvas instead of an actual canvas. Just clean and maybe paint the door and use it to create and then display your work. The cabinet door will be a bit sturdier than a traditional canvas and if you’ve just redone your kitchen and have tons of cabinet doors leftover, you have enough canvas to keep you busy for a long time.
22. DIY Earring Holder
So, we looked at a neat way to turn an old cabinet door into a necklace and bracelet organizer but what about all of those earrings? I love the idea of taking a paned cabinet door and replacing the window sections with screen. You could also use burlap. Then your earrings just stick right into the holder securely so you’ll always know where they are. This would be great to hang on the wall – you get jewelry organization and you don’t have to clutter up the dresser.
23. Repurposed Cabinet Door Towel Holder
This towel holder can easily, and rather quickly I might add, be made from an old cabinet door. You just paint it or stain it in your chosen color, add hangers to the back for securing to the wall and a few hooks for your towels. If you’re turning your bathroom into a rustic looking room you can paint the door white and then distress it a bit with sandpaper.
24. Easy DIY Shelves
Instead of tossing those old cabinet doors, turn them into shelves. You can create so much organization with these and they’re so easy. You just attach shelf brackets and hang them on the wall. Depending on how many cabinet doors you have, you could make enough shelving for the entire house and have room for everything. Since the doors can easily be sanded and stained or painted, you can match them to any existing décor in every room in the house.
25. Repurposed Door Vegetable Bin
Turn that old cabinet door into this amazing vegetable bin! I adore this idea – instead of having potatoes and onions sitting in a cabinet. This project is fairly easy and really cheap. You can find those little wire baskets at the Dollar Store and probably get everything you need – even the cabinet door if you have to buy one – for around $10 if you shop right. This is a great way to keep those veggies up off the cabinet floor and help them to stay fresher longer.