I love the idea of taking something that is old or broken and making it into something beautiful and useful again. Something that a lot of people have replaced on their homes are doors. Inside doors, outside doors, small and large doors and you never know what to do their the old junkie ones. Instead of taking them to the dump (and actually paying to get rid of them) you can turn them into something awesome and useful. We have six different ways you can take an old door and make it very useful again. All of these ideas are inexpensive and fairly easy for the DIY Moosers.
This awesome idea is from Thepaperblog.com and you can find the instructions there. This picture features two old doors side by side but you can also put on door horizontally as well.
The picture above is of a coffee table but you could really make any type of table with a door. I love the idea of a kitchen table made from an old farm house door personally. These table ideas can be found on Adoreyourplace.com.
3. Front Porch Swing
I love this idea found on Huckleberryfurnitureblogspot.com. All you would need is some extra wood, some chains from your local hardware store and you could paint it anyhow you would like to match your house. It also looks like they just used an old seat cushion from an outdoor recliner which is perfect!
4. Mudroom Picture Display
I absolutely love this idea. You don’t have to display your picture only in the mudroom or hallway like this but I do like the idea of adding hooks for some organization and storage. This idea can be found on Adoreyourplace.com.
This is a great idea from Dishfunctionaldesigns@blogspot.ca. You can cut our the squares on the door and add some wood to it to make bookshelves. It is very rustic and a great way to reuse an old door.
This idea from Hometalk.com is a pretty simple way of reusing a couple of old doors. Throw some paint on them, add some trim and you have a beautiful garden archway. You could also use it for an outdoor wedding and then put it in your garden afterwards.
Have any of you Moosers tried some of these ideas? Do you have any others you would like to share with us?
(Top image credit to Darko Kec)