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An Old Door Upcycle

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I am in the middle of a huge kitchen remodel (This explains the utter chaos in the background of all the pictures). Unfortunately, the home improvement center lost my floor tiles. So we are kind of stuck until they are found. In the meantime, I decided to build a hall tree for the breakfast nook space.
Time: 3 Days Difficulty: Medium
  • an old door upcycle, doors, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling
I found a nice solid old door at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for just a couple of dollars.
  • an old door upcycle, doors, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling
The door just happened to be the exact width of two craft crates that I got on sale. I went to the hardware store and got one board to top off the crates and one for a shelf.
  • an old door upcycle, doors, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling
I replaced the glass with bead board... it was more practical. And then Lots and lots of paint... First I painted everything with black acrylic paint I had left over from another project. (Sorry, forgot to take pictures of this part). Then when that dried I coated everything with a white satin acrylic paint. This job was made easier by the help of a girlfriend and a glass of wine.
  • an old door upcycle, doors, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling
I put it all together with some brackets and hooks and decorative knobs I got 75% off at the craft store. I then distressed it lightly and glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I really like it because I wanted it more black and white than brown and the glaze was the perfect color.
  • an old door upcycle, doors, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling
Here is the finished product. I will probably add baskets to the top and inside the crates once it is in place. I think it will go beautifully in the breakfast nook of my farmhouse inspired kitchen.
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 28, 2016

    WOW! That is absolutely stunning! I want it!

    • Megan
      Megan Buffalo, NY
      on Apr 28, 2016

      @Hannah V Thank you so much! Its my first "big" upcycle project and I am so happy it came out just like I imagined in my head.

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Apr 28, 2016

    Great country look! Just make sure it's safe and won't tip. Good job!

    • Megan
      Megan Buffalo, NY
      on Apr 28, 2016

      @William I had the same concern. I've got my hubby's creative brain working on the best way to make sure that doesn't happen.

  • Elongia Farrell
    Elongia Farrell Hamburg, NY
    on Apr 30, 2016

    Hi Megan, It's beautiful. I live in Hamburg too. Is there a Habitat for Humanity ReStore around here?

    • Megan
      Megan Buffalo, NY
      on May 1, 2016

      There is one on South Park near Abbott Rd. In S. Buffalo. It is really big and they have alot of furniture for up-cycling . Also a great source for knows and pulls!

  • Marj
    Marj Canada
    on Apr 30, 2016

    I love this! You did a great job and I'm saving this for inspiration for a later time. :)

  • Sue
    Sue Hackettstown, NJ
    on Apr 30, 2016

    I love it! I wish my rooms were bigger to have something like this. My home has lots of these old doors!

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