Social media has become the place where you can find anything or anyone. Much to my surprise, I was browsing one day and realized people were selling old doors.
You may wonder what one can do with an old door, but after a little investigation, I found there are a ton of great old door ideas available.
If you’d like to add some character to your home, consider purchasing an old door or use one you have on hand and create one of these impressive old door ideas.
Here are some neat options for repurposing an old door:
1. Hall Tree
Do you need a designated space in your foyer to leave your keys, the mail, or a space to hang your hat when you’re walking in?
This hall tree is the perfect space for these items. It uses an old door and a small end table. They’re brought together to provide a necessary location to welcome guests and unload full arms.
2. Door Nightstand
I’m not into purchasing items if I can make them myself. Having a nightstand is a great benefit when you need space to charge your phone or place a lamp.
This nightstand is one of the old door ideas and is a great way to add rustic charm to your bedroom. If you’re working on a budget but still want a nightstand with character, consider this option.
3. Vintage Door Coffee Table
Coffee tables are great to include in your living room because it gives a nice space to place decorative items, gives guests a space to sit their drinks, and can also be a storage option.
DIY coffee tables are even better because they supply what you need without the added expense. Coffee tables like these are great DIY old door ideas option if you have a door you would like to put to good use.
4. Red Door Bookcase
Are you in need of a bookshelf? I’m a homeschooling parent which means I have an astronomical amount of books in my house.
If you have an old door, you could have a new place to store your books but also add a touch of glam to your space.
5. One of a Kind Porch Swing
There’s nothing quite like swinging on a porch swing on a summer night. It’s a great place for the whole family to gather.
Plus, it’s extremely relaxing after a long day in the garden. If you’d like to have a gorgeous porch swing which is totally unique, try this repurposed door porch swing.
6. Front Porch Bench
If you’re fortunate enough to have a large front porch, it must have beautiful furniture. This will give everyone a fun place to hang out.
Why purchase furniture when instead you could think of great old door ideas and instead, create a fabulous looking bench? This tutorial walks you through each step of the process. It’s budget-friendly and full of character.
7. Vintage Door Beverage Station
When you have friends over, it would be great to have a beverage station you can put out on your pool deck and keep everyone hydrated in a fashionable way.
You can make your own beverage station from an old, unused door. Your guests will love it, and you will too.
8. Plant Stand
Vintage screen doors are awesome additions for home décor. If you have one hanging around, consider painting it an eye-popping color.
From there, lean it up against your home on the front porch and use it to hang bountiful hanging plants. It’ll be quite the eye-catcher.
9. Gorgeous Garden Gate
If you have a front walkway, why not turn it into a gorgeous garden area and make it welcoming with a gorgeous garden gate.
This idea shows you how an old door can be used as a garden gate. You could add your family name to it for more personalization.
10. Sliding Entertainment Center Door
Some people don’t mind their television being open to the world all day long. Yet, if you’re someone who wants to cover your TV when not in use, you’ll love this idea.
Instead of having an entertainment center, you can still hang your television on the wall, put an old door on wheels, and roll it in front of the TV when you don’t want it displayed.
11. Chalkboard Old Door Ideas
There isn’t a tutorial to accompany this idea. It’s an item someone was trying to sell. However, you can use it for your own inspiration.
If you have an old door, apply chalkboard paint to it or put a chalkboard inside the door. Use it to make notes or keep track of your schedule in a decorative way.
12. Vanity from an Old Door
Do you need a vanity area in your bathroom or bedroom? Don’t purchase one. Instead, use this idea to inspire you for your own creation.
There isn’t a tutorial, but if you have an old nightstand you could attach to an old door, you’re almost there. Finish it out with some lighting and a mirror.
13. Old Door Ideas – A Light Fixture
Building a farmhouse and decorating with a farmhouse style is all the rage currently. If you’re digging this style, you’ll love this idea.
Instead of hanging your light fixtures directly from your ceiling, put an old door to use. Use it as a rustic touch to your lighting fixtures and add more character to your home.
14. Repurposed Door into Trunk
I love old trunks. They’re great for storage and are a nice home décor item as well. If you don’t have an old trunk, you can make your own out of an unused vintage door.
There’s a tutorial to help you along with each step of the process. You could have a great new piece of furniture with little expense and give an old door a new use too.
15. DIY Reclaimed Door Headboard
Why spend a fortune on a headboard when you could make your own? If you have an old door on hand, you could make a unique vintage headboard.
It’s a simple build and one which should last for years to come. If your bedroom needs a new look, start with this headboard.
16. Door Arbor
Are you looking for an arbor to offer shade or as a welcoming entrance to your garden? If you answered yes, you’ll be glad to know repurposed doors can help you create a gorgeous masterpiece.
The idea is to put two old doors adjacent to one another. Build a pergola on top and have a unique and gorgeous arbor made of doors.
17. Makeshift Office
If you live in a smaller home, you know the best way to feel as though you have additional space is to do everything with a studio design in mind.
This office will give you the designated space to work, but by using old doors, it doesn’t close a small space off and make you feel as though you can’t move in small quarters.
If you’re up for repurposing old doors, you now have 17 different ways to put them to good use. Upcycling is a great way to lead a zero-waste lifestyle and to bring new life to an old item.
Hopefully you’ll create beautiful masterpieces which will function well and add a unique touch of charm to your home.