Don’t Throw Away Your Old Door!

 

Out with the old and in with the new – that’s the spirit most people have when redecorating their homes. But does it always have to be this way? If you’re planning to upgrade your home with new sliding barn doors and elegant barn door hardware, what do you plan to do with the old doors? There are many creative ways you can put them to use instead of tossing them out. See if any of these unique conversions would be ideal for your own décor.

Make a Chalkboard Door

You don’t have to use a full length chalkboard either. Attach mini chalkboards to the door and use them to keep track of chores or to jot down your grocery list. The kids can even make use of it, drawing funny pictures and leaving behind clever notes. If you own a restaurant, you can add charm by displaying the day’s specials on this unique chalkboard door.

Build a Cubby Door

If you consider yourself a handyman (or woman), you can cut rectangles into the door, which can then be used as mini cubby holes to hold your books, small plants and knick knacks. This would be a great way to spruce up a home office or bedroom.

Create a Bench Door

This would be perfect for an entryway, giving your visitors a place to sit while they wait. This is a simple DIY project and it’s cost-effective. You can even add hooks to the door, so that you can hang your keys, purses and coats. If you plan to use a sliding barn door and barn door hardware for your front door, consider painting the bench door the same color.

Construct a Coffee Table Door

This could turn out to be an amazing project, depending on the style of doors you have. Use your better judgment to determine if this would be an ideal way to spruce up your living room, den or home office. You have to admit – it would be a great conversation starter!

Design a Picture Frame Door

Want a unique way to display your family’s precious moments? A picture frame door would be a suitable choice. Hang the door on the wall, paint it to match your décor and place framed pictures on it. Or you can cut out rectangles and squares to create inset frames. To really make your photos (or paintings) standout, you can illuminate the display using accent lights.

Assemble a Room Divider

If you have multiple doors that are getting the boot, you can hinge them together to create a room divider. Have fun painting them in a way that accentuates your room’s décor. This can be placed in large spaces or wherever you feel privacy is needed.

Attach a Mirror to the Door

You can make a full-body length mirror or a half mirror, depending on the design you want to implement. This can be placed in the bedroom, bathroom or at the end of a hall. Mirrors are a great way to make a small space feel larger, so keep that in mind when deciding where to place it!

Create a Towel Rack

If you need a place to stylishly hang your rags and towels in the bathroom, this is it! You can nail on a protruding shelf to hold your candles, clean towels and other toiletries. This is an excellent way to create space in your restrooms.

Sliding barn doors with meticulously designed barn door hardware continue to be top picks for recreating entryways. But of all the things you can do with your old doors, don’t throw them away! Hopefully, these ideas give you the inspiration needed to transform your existing doors into something jazzy.

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