What’s old is new again. Repurposed interior design is becoming increasingly popular in the decorating world. With a pleasing aesthetic and a price tag that won’t break the bank, you can turn any old piece of furniture into something new and exciting for your home. With some creativity and imagination, your old doors can be saved from the garbage heap and repurposed to find a new life in your home.
Why Upcycling is Important
Upcycling is similar to recycling in that it creates less garbage, which minimizes environmental impact. It helps to reduce CO2 emissions by using old materials instead of creating new ones. It promotes sustainable innovation and preserves our precious resources. Not only that but it also saves you money and can create fun craft time for the whole family. What’s not to love about all of that?
Repurposed Interior Design: Finding New Uses for your Old Doors With These DIY Door Projects!
For busy families that are always on the go, having coats close to the front door is crucial. In this case, the coats will literally be on the door, making it easy for you to quickly grab what you need and head of to your kid’s baseball game. This fabulous coat rack can also double as a picture frame so that your loved ones can see pictures of the family as soon as they enter your home.
With a little bit of cleaning and smoothing down your former front door will make the perfect headboard for your bed. The size is perfect for a queen or king-sized bed. You have the ability to change the color of the door to match the colors in your bedroom or leave it as it is. Whatever you choose, this DIY project will leave you so fulfilled that you’ll have the sweetest of dreams for many nights to come.
If you have a ton of pictures that you want to hang on the wall but are unsure of how to arrange them all, then this custom picture frame made out of a front door is for you. Group your photos together and display them on your wall easily for everyone to enjoy.
This folding table is surprisingly easy to assemble and is perfect for a laundry room or child’s bedroom because it folds up, creating more space in the room when you aren’t using it.
Use the shelf as a backboard and add some shelves to the front of it. You can use these shelves to put any sort of objects, from books to trinkets. This bookshelf adds character to any room, while still being very functional.
If you have some spare wire hanging around you can pop that onto the door and create a pantry door. If you’d prefer that people didn’t see the inside of your pantry (if it’s as messy as mine!) then you can scratch the wire and keep the door fully intact.
It can be hard to find a full-length mirror that’s easy on the eyes. You can attach a large mirror to the front of your old door to create the perfectly sized mirror that will suit any room in your home.
Use the door as a backing and attach some shelves, hooks and a bottle opener and you have yourself a homemade bar! The greatest thing about this is that it can be placed indoors or outdoors, so the party can follow you wherever you choose to go.
Your front door once welcomed people into your home, and now it can invite people to enjoy a good meal. This custom picnic table can be placed outside, or indoors, and it adds character to any meal.
If you still believe that the main job of a door is to welcome guests, then turn your old door into a porch-swing. This stable and easy to make swing will invite guests to sit and relax. They’ll love it so much that the most difficult part will be getting them to leave at the end of the day!
These days things aren’t made of the same quality as they used to be. Take advantage of the wonderful products that you already have by repurposing them into something beautiful and functional. Our front doors have greeted countless people for years, and now it’s time to give them a new job. Enjoy DIY-ing with your family by turning old junk into new treasures.