Mom spent $40 on an old, dirty door, transforms it into a beautiful piece for the home


You don’t need to call in a dumpster or find someone to haul off your old unwanted doors. Give your old doors a second life by turning them into projects that you won’t find in a furniture store. People would die for some of these pieces and dish out the big bucks for them, but you can make them in your own home.

Here are 12 of our favorite recycled door projects.

Bench/Coat Holder

This is a three-in-one project made from an old door and some wine boxes that offers storage, seating and a place to hang your coat. Learn how to make it here.


Outdoor Bar Station

Have everything you need for your outdoor party at this outdoor beverage station that you can learn how to make here.


Room Dividers

Need some privacy? Use your old doors to create room dividers.


Illuminated Book Shelf

You can upholster your door or leave it plain to create this rustic looking bookshelf.


Corner Shelf

Save some space by cornering your shelving with this colorful old door. The directions can be found here.


Entryway Organization

Need a place to toss random things on when you come into the house? Affix a door to a shelf or chest and paint them the same color. Learn how to make the one below here.


Outdoor Swing

Make your porch a little more whimsical by turning some doors into a swing. The tutorial can be found here.


Photo Display

Take the panes out of your door and replace it with some glass to stick pictures on.


Chalk/Message Board

With a coat of chalkboard paint, you can turn your old door into the family message board.


Picnic Table

You don’t need to buy an outdoor picnic table when you can easily make one from an old door. Here‘s how.


Floor Length Mirror

Glue a long mirror to the inside of a door frame to create a floor-length mirror.


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