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New Life For An Old Barn Door

A friend and I traveled to a nearby city to pick through an old barn that the owners were about to sell. We found tons of goodies including a very beautiful barn door.

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Screen Door Makeover Into Demand Station

My husband and I were fortunate to take apart an old house that was to be demolished. So out came all the doors, windows, shutters and anything that literally wasn’t tied down the the ground. Bit by bit I am finding ways to repurpose these treasures into new useful items and give them a whole new life that will hopefully live on for the next generation!

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Old Door Headboard

Up-cycled an old solid wood door and created a queen sized headboard. Found an old solid wood door ( 30 x 80) at my local Habitat for Humanity. Measured 62 inches on the door, cut the remaining off using a circular saw. Took the piece of door that we cut off and then used a hole saw in order to try to fill the old door knob hole.

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How to Wallpaper a Bi-fold Door to Use as a Headboard or Screen

I'm writing a trilogy of sorts-a series of projects using wallpaper as an accent with the remnants from wallpaper rolls after papering a wall. I will be sharing 3 projects; a chair, a lampshade and the project in this post is a bi-fold door. I was invited to participate in a program to try a product and then share how it works and hopefully inspire others. Since I never really used wallpaper before besides lining drawers, I jumped to the challenge. We were given some choices of papers from Walls Republic, found here, http://www.wallsrepublic.com/ and I'm telling you, they have so many beautiful papers to drool over, plus, if you have trouble deciding, they will ship up to 5 samples free so you can touch and feel the actual paper before purchasing a roll....such a great option! My paper choice was Adeline in Duck Egg which is a soft pretty blue color on a creamy white background. The paper is nice and thick and had a pretty sheen when the light hit it. We haven't had any sign of Spring here in Upstate NY in March, so this wallpaper design was my way of bringing in a little Spring-

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DIY Blanket Box Made From Bi-fold Doors

Do you have a set of ugly bi-fold doors that you're looking to upcycle? This project solved a major problem in our master bedroom: Where do you put the decorative pillows and blankets when it's time to go to bed? This blanket box made from old bi-fold doors was the perfect solution!

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Large Door Turned Beverage Station

We were given a set of 7ft 5” tall old French Doors. I wanted to do something different with then besides a hall tree. I talked my husband into building a beverage station.

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How To Turn a Vintage Door Into a Family Message Center

Vintage doors are very popular right now. Check out Pinterest for 1 million things you can do with them! Here's a DIY project we did---and you can easily do too!---to transform a ho-hum door into a perfectly weathered message center for your home using Real Milk Paint Company products.

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Again From the French Doors........

As most of you already know, I replaced the original glass panes with fused glass panels for a screen door and a door for my office.....
After carefully removing the original glass the question......what to do with the glass? It seemed a shame to send it to the land fill.........

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DIY Bistro Sign From Repurposed Cabinet Doors

I love finding ways to bring new life to old things. I had these cabinet doors in my garage for quite some time so I decided to get crafty and turn them into a chalkboard bistro sign! I love how it turned out and it is now on my front porch where I change up the words on it to fit each season.

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How to Turn a Door Into a Laundry Room Table #DIY #BuildIt

In our house we have had a laundry room that was right off of the kitchen. It was a really long room (not very wide) and we ended up having pantry shelves in it to use it for a second pantry. I didn't have any kind of table to fold clothes on and it drove me crazy!! I need somewhere to put the clothes when I'm folding them. So our solution- we built a table out of a door to put over the washer and dryer! It worked great and I love it!

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2 File Cabinets + Barn Door = Office Desk

Sometimes what I think is the perfect combination isn't what ends up working out the way I thought. My visual of my final outcome is pretty accurate. I know what I like and what I'd to see as the end result.

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An old screen presents a unique opportunity to "Repurpose."

Hang jewelry on it, it is a fun way to organize and find your jewelry. If space is a problem, then use a small window screen and mount it to the wall.

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Garden Gate From Repurposed Vintage Wooden Door

We replaced our back door while renovating our dining room, leaving us with a beautifully old solid wood door from the 40's. I saved the door knowing that we could use it eventually. Sure enough, not even a month later, an opportunity came!

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Photo Door, Repurposing Project

When I saw this 15 pane door I immediately knew what it was going to be - A photo Door. What a great way to use an old door and display so many photos.

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Coat Rack Made From An Old Door

A lot of older homes don't have mud rooms or coat closets! And some closets just aren't used, especially by kids, they'd rather make a pile on the floor! This is a more creative solution, other than pegs in the wall!

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Repurposed Cabinet Door

Make a shabby french bread maker kitchen sign out of an old cabinet door

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Cupboard Doors Turned Hall Tree

Spring has finally sprung and so has my inspiration. I love the look of hall trees so when my sister in law was getting rid of her cupboard doors, I gladly said I would take them. Unfortunately I don't have a large entryway so I had to be creative.

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New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

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Cabinet Turned Serving Tray

Remember that amazing work shop I showed you yesterday and that legit cutting board I made? Well…yaaaa I made a few things in what I will now call “Santa’s workshop.” Only thing was instead of making gifts for friends I was selfish and made a bunch of fun goodies for my house- oops! I couldn’t resist! I know I mentioned that my friend’s Dad makes cabinets, hence his amazing woodworking shop. So with that, there were some old cabinet doors that were leftover from some jobs.
http://zestitup.com/cabinet-turned-serving-tray/
Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
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Vintage Doors Upcycle Project

I transformed 2 Vintage Doors and some other reclaimed wood into the ADORABLE Entry Hall Tree...Coffee Bar...Wine Bar....so many possibilities!

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Barn Door Turned Coat Rack

Have a barn door laying around? Here's how you can put it to good use!

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From Kitchen Cupboards to Stunning Headboard

I was given these old kitchen cupboards and was not sure what I was going to do with them until my sister asked if I could make her a wooden headboard for her spare room.

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Barn Door Table, Simple DIY for Our Deck!

A post on how I built a base for a barn door table for outdoor entertaining on our deck! Many times I've gone out to our old barn (my grandparents' old wood working shop) and grabbed something and stashed it somewhere safe for a future project. This barn door was one of those stashes! At first, I had planned on building a base that included shelves, storage and castors for my workshop in the basement. But, the more I worked down there (now that its finally semi-complete!) the more I realized that this big old barn door was just too big for that space!

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Make An Outdoor Buffet From An Old Door

I had repurposed this old door in hopes of a table one day... It sat in my garage for 2 years! Then another idea!!

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Repurposed Door Hall Tree

Some of you may have tuned in to our Facebook live segment a few weeks ago—if you did, you’ll remember the T-shirt giveaway went to a viewer who suggested I create a hall tree out of an old door we had sitting beside our garage. I have to admit that I had never heard the words “hall” and “tree” together before doing this project, but once I looked it up, I knew exactly where I wanted to go with it. I did all of the prep work for this project but Rob helped me with the construction of it and I’m so pleased with how it came out.