Upcycled Doors = Great Style

August 8, 2017

Upcycled furniture is hot!

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Flea Market Flip on HGTV, you know you know it’s possible to find and repurpose flea market treasures to dream up the coolest upcycled products.

Even if you’re not competing for prize money, the Mile High Flea Market, billed as “a garage sale inside an amusement park,” has acres of stuff to upcycle in one location. If you can score a door — panel, screen, French, shuttered or windowed — you’re on your way to a one-of-a-kind creation for your garden, patio, porch, living room or kitchen!


Fresh Style Magazine found a pair of used screen doors and using different upholstery fabric created multiple different looks for a headboard. Step by step instructions show you how to upcycle one of your own.

upcycledAnita Joyce at Cedar Hill Farmhouse salvaged an old screen door and shows you how to transform one into chalkboard art for a living room. She painted the 100-year-old door with homemade chalky paint and wax to distress it then added paste board covered in chalkboard paint.

Doreen at Hymns and Verses did something similar, only she made the door a functional message center and family catchall.

Better Homes and Gardens upcycled a pot rack from an old screen door and some heavy-gauge wire mesh, plus a few hooks and length of chain. Now, that’s creative!


The DIY Network put together a tutorial to show how it upcycled an old panel door into a toy chest. While the time and difficulty of this project may take an entire day, if you have the tools and motivation, the finished look is clean and eye-catching. Better yet:  the price is minimal.

Jasmin at GypsyBarn.com  took an old door and created an “entry mantle,” with photo frame openings, hooks for purses, coats and totes and a shelf for books and décor.


upcycledBargain Hoot upcycled an old door to create a clock and This Sorta Old Life found a crafted an unusual coffee table from one. After a bit of trial and error, the coffee table ended up on casters with a new bottom shelf for sturdy storage.

Finding Home Farms used ingenuity and embellishments to create an upcycled beverage bar station, complete with a vintage Coca Cola® bottle opener.

Design Sponge showcased a repurposed horse stall door that now hides a storage space on a living room wall. This is a super space-saving way to install doors is an excellent means to grab some storage space just about anywhere.


 Upcycled Wonders offers 20 additional images for inspiration – no instructions – that use doors as photo frames, benches, chairs and artwork. And Giddy Upcycled collected 60 ways to upcycle an old door into sliding barn doors, book shelves and hall trees with bench seating.

Your Life, Upcycled — at Southshore

The new homes in the master-planned community of Southshore offer plenty of room for creative types to work and pursue beloved hobbies and dreams. Tour the brand new  models from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities  at The Hills in Southshore! The lakeside homes in Southshore are available in ranch and two-story designs priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.