We love a good upcycled door! The front door is generally the first thing visitors will notice when coming to a home. It represents the character and personality of the house and owner. Doors are made to last, possibly past the point of the homes needing them. That’s why it’s often possible to find doors ready to be upcycled. If you have a door you want to repurpose, here are 7 interesting upcycled door trends:
Vintage Porch Swing
If you’re into the vintage look, you’ll love this upcycled porch swing! This delightful swing is made from an upcycled door and antique table. It has such a sweet farmhouse style and can comfortably fit 3 people.
Image source: Huckleberry Lane Furniture
While you’re sprucing up your front porch, you can extend the life of your actual front door by giving it a fresh coat of paint and some new door handles & knobs.
Upcycled Door Headboard
Wooden doors make for a gorgeous DIY headboard! If you like this natural style, scrape off the old, chipped paint, sand the door down, and give it a stain to bring out the natural luster. Then drill and secure the doors onto the wall behind the bed. This style looks especially great placed on top of white walls. Alternatively, paint your doors if you prefer a pop of color behind your bed!
Image source: B Vintage Style
Door Turned Coffee Table
The best shabby chic style is authentic. This upcycled door-turned coffee table is absolutely incredible! It has an amazing, aged patina. We also love that the deadbolt, doorknob, and hinges are still attached!
Image source: Milk Paint
A repurposed old door makes a great family message center/key holder. First sand and repaint the old door, then paint the inside panel with chalkboard paint for a permanent message center. This is a great place to write lists, display weekly menus and leave notes for family members. Add some extra handles or knobs for keychains, and you’ll never lose your keys again!
Image source: Hymns and Verses
Upcycled Door Wedding Decor
Upcycled doors are great additions to wedding decor, especially for a country wedding! You can use them as photo booths, altar backdrops, table tops, hanging tables, photo/menu boards or seating charts. They add so much rustic charm!
Image source: Deer Pearl Flowers
Upcycled Door Beverage Station
An old door is perfect for country style garden decor. An upcycled door makes for an awesome outdoor beverage station! This same idea could also easily be used as a potting station or plant stand, or even inside as a foyer table. For more upcycled door garden decor, check out this woodshed!
Image source: Our Southern Home
Sliding Barn Upcycled Door
Shut the front door! A door can also be repurposed as a perfect sliding barn door! Hang an old door on a barn-door style track and use it to close off a room or a closet. Barn doors are all the rage for farmhouse style, as a well as Japandi. This is where interior designers blend Japanese and Scandinavian decor. These styles are minimalist, showcase natural materials, and are aesthetically pleasing, as well as highly functional!
Image source: HGTV
Final Thoughts On Upcycled Doors
The essence of upcycling is to make something new from something old. This process can breathe new life to your home’s decor. Whether you use an upcycled door as decorative piece inside your home or garden; an upcycled door will never fail you. All it takes is some creativity, and a little bit of effort to create the perfect project!