Patty S
Patty S
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  • Sturgeon Bay, WI

Repurposed Folding Closet Doors. Now Shade My Patio.


We desperately needed shade on our Arizona southwest facing patio. Fabric just doesn't last. We leave for the hot summers to go to our home in Wisconsin and I didn't want the task of removing them and rehanging them each season. I went to a local recycled building supply store in our area and picked up these eight hinged closet doors. I painted them and hung them at each corner post. Now I can direct them how I want to create shade. It really works just great.
repurposed folding closet doors now shade my patio, doors, patio, repurposing upcycling
repurposed folding closet doors now shade my patio, doors, patio, repurposing upcycling
repurposed folding closet doors now shade my patio, doors, patio, repurposing upcycling

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1 question
  • Connie Siebert
    on Sep 1, 2017

    How much did the doors cost you?

    Connie in Florida
    • Patty S
      on Sep 2, 2017

      We went to a Restore, Habitat for Humanity and bought them for $5.00 each, the hinges were from Home Depot and I am sorry, I do not remember the price but not more than a total of about 30.00. Then the paint, which I already had on hand from painting our trim. I hope this helps.

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  • Vicki
    on Jul 2, 2014

    awesome. I love it. we used tall wood shutters as doors on the deck and they lasted long time till finally trashed them. wasps love rotten wood! yikes. will try vinyl tall shutters as doors to see how they work. and no wasps. ;-)

  • Connie Siebert
    on Aug 31, 2017

    Nice! I just may try this.
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