Tuesday, September 29, 2009

antique door makeovers

Our very talented friend Shaena is incredible when it comes to DIY home decor. Every corner of her house is amazing! We find inspiration in every room. This is one of our favorites. She turned a free antique paneled door into a gorgeous mirror. The door's shabby condition was just the look she was going for, so she simply removed the panels and replaced them with mirrors that were custom cut at a home improvement store.


Another friend found this corner shelf made from a cast-off door at a boutique sale in Idaho. It was made from a door that had been cut in half. Brilliant!



We also found this awesome door-coffee table over at Joys of Home. Isn't that a cool idea?


Old wooden doors can be found at antique stores, flea markets, even on the side of the road. I saw a group of three with a "free" sign on my way home from church the other day, and I had to remind myself that the back of my car was already full of stuff and to keep on driving. Lucky for me it was. Otherwise, I'd probably be in hot water with my husband, who commented just today that his nice clean garage is beginning to look like a junk yard. (We've been having some fun with antique wooden window frames, which you'll see in an upcoming post.) But the next time you see a free door or window frame on the side of the road, grab it--you can tell your husband it's all my fault.

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25 Responses to “antique door makeovers”

noolygirl said...

OMG I love this! I so want to find an old door!!!! I wish i leaved near you... woulda scooped up the 3 free doors in a heartbeat..... BTW, i love love love your blog...

slmpetersen said...

I just love the use of the old door to create the corner shelf...something to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing your great ideas for recycling old doors.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE the corner shelf!!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love old doors! This summer I was on the hunt for one to turn into a dining room table, but they were all WAY overpriced! Like $80-$100.

Susie said...

We have a shelf made from a door and two made from window panes. I love them!

http://swishina.blogspot.com/2009/03/sleeping-beauty.html

Always Inspire said...

Oh gosh I love those!

Jill said...

That corner shelf looks so cool! I've got some old windows in my shead just waiting to be repurposed; this is what I need to inspired me to start thinking about those again...

Vivian said...

super cute! Now I just need an old door and a place for a new corner shelf. That was my favorite.

Cynthia said...

Awesome! I especially like the corner shelf idea. I feel a project coming on!

Bev @ The 3 Clutters said...

My fav is the mirror!

Nicole said...

Cute ideas! For those in Utah, I know the place to find these type of things. George's salvage in SLC. We checked it out and Studio 5 on KSL even did a thing on it! It's pretty fun to check out!

Wendy said...

Oh I love the green corner shelf.

Mod Podge Amy said...

So fun! I'm loving the wall hanging .. .

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

darling. darling. darling!

Katy @ The Feet That Feed You said...

This is awesome! I have always wanted to make a dining room table out of an antique door - thanks for all of the inspiration!

Martha said...

I love the mirror door and it would look perfect in my daughter's house..yep she would take it from me. Happy fall DD
I just can't wait to see your "window" idea. I had gotten one to do for my old house but before I could do my project, I moved..now where to put it, so it stills sit and wait for me to work on it.

Barb Rowland said...

Thanks so much for sharing I LOVE both the coffee table and corner shelf! You inspire me!!
blessings!!

Darci said...

I love all of them! I've passed up frames and old windows, simply being intimated in the past. Thank you for sharing these great ideas.

Alena Jo said...

I love it! I've been wanting to make a headboard out of an old door.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen V - Flawed and Fabulous Crafts said...

Awesome ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!!

I am doing a fun giveaway on my blog - www.viettiview.blogspot.com - check it out:)

cari said...

I thought I'd come out of the blog-stalking closet...
I love your blog! You have great and inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing.

My sister, Cortney (the owner of the cool corner shelf) introduced me to your blog. :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

SUPER ideas! i'm on the lookout for an old dresser that i can paint and use to store my wedding china and linens in my dining room, and how cute would a door-shelf look with that?! i better enlist my yard sale friend sarah k. to help me look for both these pieces now!! thanks for the ideas! --camille

Tess said...

I love that door coffee table. What a great idea.

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Hi! I wanted to thank you for the inspiration of the corner shelving unit. This has been in my "to do" bookmarks for a while now and I am excited to say my hubby and I made one. Stop by my blog to check it out!
Thanks again for the inspiration!!

Mogul Interior said...

Love it all!! Looks absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with that Green Table!

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