Pantry door suggestions

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I found this pretty, decorative wood panel at Marshall's Home Goods and would like to some how incorporate it into a new pantry door. It is 24wx48h and 1" deep. My existing pantry door is 24x80x1.75. I like the idea of inserting it into a door frame and putting screen at the top to give it kind of an old screen door effect, but just trying to get other ideas from experienced DIYourselfer's. (It would have made a great headboard, but I don't need one of those.) Thanks!
q pantry door suggestions, closet, doors, kitchen design
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  • Kathy Shelton Kathy Shelton on Jun 28, 2015
    I would also insert it in the existing door by cutting out the frame in the old door and inserting the new one. I don't think I would put the screen in because it would take away from the real beauty of what you just put in. I think it is very pretty.
  • Mary Wheeler Mary Wheeler on Jun 29, 2015
    Instead of inserting into the existing door, make a "screened door" type frame. If you make the frame you can suit your found piece and add a wrought iron pull type handle. You would save the original door for the future.
  • Melinda Smith Melinda Smith on Jun 29, 2015
    Instead of a screen you could add a blackboard for shopping lists, phone numbers or inspirational quotes.
  • Vickie Miles Vickie Miles on Jun 29, 2015
    How about inserting those pretty tin tiles from lowe's where the turned wood is? I think that would be beautiful, and the idea about chalk boards is great too!
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Jun 29, 2015
    Use your piece as a center point and build the door around it to fit what you need. You could use the screening above and below it or use it as the bottom and put the screen at the top.
  • Tracy McNabb Campbell Tracy McNabb Campbell on Jun 30, 2015
    Skip using it as a door and use it as a headboard affixed to a wall?
  • Jill Jill on Jul 01, 2015
    What about centering it and leaving it open on top and bottom?
  • Arlene damico Arlene damico on Jul 05, 2015
    take knob off orignal door and frame this darker one on the front of pantry door
  • Rocker chick Rocker chick on Aug 12, 2017
    ooo! The possibilities are endless for such a beautiful piece! I'd turn it sideways & hang it it adding various craftsman era wrought iron hooks on each panel. In the center add an old beveled oval mirror. Add below the piece a bench for on entryway or mud room.

    add antique wrought iron candle holders not hooks & mirrored tiles or circles(or both) in a designer pattern. Now it's a piece of artwork that hangs above your sofa or on a big wall in a master bedroom.
  • Gail Gail on Aug 13, 2017
    thanks!
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