5 upcycling ideas with doors

From table tops to headboards – doors are extremely versatile and a great way to get your upcycling DIY on! Try on of these five fresh ideas.

1. Mirror, mirror on the door

Turn a reclaimed door into a tall standing mirror that truly makes a statement. Be sure to use a door with a bit of distressed detail on the frame for extra old-world charm.


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2. Heads or tails

Create a rustic French look by standing up two doors side by side to create a headboard. Combine it with a chandelier, vintage-looking French linen scatters and crisp white bedding and voila! Vous aurez un ajustement de chambre pour une reine (which means it’s it it or a Queen – that’s you!).

Alternatively you can use a door turned sideways to create a shorter headboard stretching the width of a pallet daybed for a lovely lived in feel.


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3. Out-doors

This bus-stop-like shed was constructed entirely from old reclaimed doors! How clever?

Use a single door and attach floating shelves to create an organised potting station. It’s painted in a high gloss red enamel to give it some extra kick.


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4. Table top door

This is not a new concept but what is refreshing is that the table is painted in a high gloss turquoise. Paired with different shaped chairs in white and shades of blue it makes a very quirky occasional table. It’s so simple yet deadly effective.



5. Statement piece

Create a wonderful piece of art by using decoupage and vintage wallpaper to create this look on a reclaimed door. It’s whimsical and the perfect accent in a paired down country style setting. It reminds me of the gorgeous designs of Cath Kidston that’s so hugely popular.



Now you simply have to go get that old door from the garage or shed and get going!

Happy styling,