Cabinet doors are easy to find and can be purchased for a song. If you know someone who is getting a new kitchen, ask for the doors. I did when my neighbor, Shahana tore out a section of her cabinets and ended up with several doors and drawers. That is way better than them ending up in a landfill. Our local ReStore sells doors for between a dollar and two dollars a door. They are already cut and sanded to size, often have moulding and interesting shapes on them and are a great item to jump in to the repurposing game.
Here are a few unique cabinet door repurposers. These folks have skills. These folks have imagination. These folk make me jealous.
South of Main
Turning a cabinet door into a sentimental tray on a stand.
This cabinet door had me at teal.
Dukes and Duchesses
This site has 10 different ways to repurpose a cabinet door.
House on Harrison
An Easel. What a great idea.
What a great idea to use a door as a door decoration!
I have used a cabinet door to make a tray, a shelf and several chalkboards, but this is my favorite. It was a gift to my friend, The Social Planner.
Sooo…on to my new cabinet door project:
I am feeling the need for spring, and I wanted to try out a new green color before I went crazy on the drink station for Team Dean so I purchased a sample container of paint and decided to try it out for a coat rack. This is Behr Asparagus.
I bought the metal coat rack a while back at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price and have been holding on to it.
The inspiration for this coat rack came from my visit to Facelift Furniture. Jeff does the coolest coat racks ever and I love the vibrant colors.
My project seriously took about 30 minutes total of work time, but I did it over a few nights so that the paint could dry.
I filled the hole where the cabinet knob had been, sanded the wood fill, then primed that spot.
Then I painted the entire front of the cabinet door with two coats of paint. Then the back with one coat because it was ugly.
I spray painted the screws flat black so they would not stand out.
A coat of polyurethane to seal the paint.
Finally, I attached the metal coat rack to the door and a hanger on the back. Tah Dah!
What a quick and easy way to add a splash of color to a room that is not permanent.
The blue is from mistint oops pike and the birds were on the wall in our laundry room when we moved in. I don’t love it but I like it and for a fifty cent investment not too bad.
The colors are terrible in the last two photos. Rainy outside, bad light inside. Sorry. I will take them out the next sunny day and update this post.