What to do with an oak door that has a glass insert?

I need ideas on what I can do with this oak cabinet door with glass insert? Thank you for your ideas.
  15 answers
  • Vicki at Entri Ways Vicki at Entri Ways on May 31, 2016
    Stencil a simple sign on the glass... Welcome...Open....Office...Bakery...Kitchen Hours 6am to 7pm....
  • Maryellen Maryellen on May 31, 2016
    I took the glass out of mine (it is in the bathroom) and made a little "curtain" that I attached with double sided tape. Worked out great! And, cheap enough that I can easily change it whenever the urge strikes! ;)
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on May 31, 2016
    Can the glass be removed to be decorated? Can you please take a picture of the cabinet door? TY😀
  • Meg Calpin Lands Meg Calpin Lands on May 31, 2016
    Have you ever checked out "Gallery Glass"? I've used it for several projects in my house. This is a picture of my bathroom window. I wanted privacy but didn't want a curtain because of the shape. You just tape the pattern to the back of the window, and use it as a guide while you paint. Really easy! You ca buy the paint on line or in craft stores.
  • Linda Johnson Linda Johnson on May 31, 2016
    We have a small window in the pantry that I put wallpaper over. It's worked great for years. I just taped it on the back side of the window. Works for us.
  • Pamela Pamela on May 31, 2016
    This door was given to me and there is a design in the middle of it ... didn't get a pic yet, but will.
  • Melody Melody on Jun 01, 2016
    Pamela... if you like the design in the middle of the window you can take a marker out line it and then color it in and then seal it with mod podge and if you don't want it in the door pull it out and frame it.
  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 01, 2016
    Here is a pic of it.
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Jun 02, 2016
    A slew of questions: do you want to keep the glass that is in it and decorate it? Can you remove the glass from the door? Do you want to replace the opening with another type of translucent glass/plastic, wood, textile? What is the cabinet used for, where will the cabinet be located? What is the outside dimensions of the door? Whew! Sorry about all the questions! 💐💐
    • Pamela Pamela on Jun 02, 2016
      @Thenitecrow I would like to keep the glass in it possibly and use it for shelf or something useful. It is either too small or too big to change out one of my cupboards doors for that purpose.
  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 02, 2016
    I can take it or leave as far as the design goes. Would like to keep the glass insert in.
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Jun 02, 2016
    Perhaps a decorative chain on the top and hang it in front of a window? If you can remove the wood surround you can sand it/wood fill any holes and refinish it to match your décor? If you have a sander you can also round off the corners of the wood (remove glass first, please).
  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 02, 2016
    Hmmm, this is a good idea also.
  • Melody Melody on Jun 02, 2016
    Pamela, If it sounds like something you may like you can also cut the door in half and make either a side trable or a new chair or bench out of it.
  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 02, 2016
    I just realized I should have mentioned this is a cabinet door.
  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 03, 2016
    I am thinking I will remove the glass and put a decorative chain on it to hang in front of a window. Thank you everyone for your ideas.
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