Turning Old Doors Into Lighting Fixtures

I love Southern architecture. My family and I moved to the Coastal South Carolina area from New York nearly 25 years. I love visiting Savannah & Charleston over and over. I never get tired of these charming cities. The most unique feature of these areas is how designers take something vintage and add it to there new decor. I decided to try re-designing my old doors into something new!
How-to below.
Two old doors ($75.00 for the pair)
Paint remover
2 lighting sconces
If you are wonderng where the lighting sconces are from... Horchow!
Be careful with this step!
Add paint stripper in a plastic tub and apply on a small area on the door.Keep applying it to small areas until all old paint is removed.
Remove with a spatula or dull knife
Once paint is removed, sand the doors until they are feel pretty smotth
4.You can paint the doors now.
5.After you paint the doors, you can sand the edges to get a distress look.
Next step... hire a electrician to attach the lighting fixture or if you are handy with electrical stuff you can do it yourself
6.Drill a hole where you want the lighting fixture cord to go through.
7. Now you are ready to install the lighting fixture.
If you want to see the see the big reveal click here

Suggested materials:

  • Paint stripper, oil based paint, sander

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  • Joanie
    on Jan 29, 2019

    I love your doors and your lights attached. It is a nice look.

  • Rena Noele
    on Jul 16, 2020

    Thank you very much for including the full instructions. The link to your blog post is only if they want to see the big reveal. I cannot respect any posts where they steps are left out and are just teasers to feed traffic to income producing blogs.

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