How to Repurpose Old Doors and Windows

So your doors and windows are finally ready to be replaced.   That does not mean that you have to throw them in the trash. You can put your chipped doors and weathered windows to good use by repurposing them into recycled household utilities and decorations. By using your old doors and windows, you will not only save a lot of money on home décor but also be able to do your bit to reduce your carbon footprint.   Here are some interesting DIY ideas that you can employ for repurposing your old doors and windows.

 

Outdoor beverage station

 

You can make good use of your weather-beaten backyard door to create an earthy rustic looking beverage station for hosting your next party.  Add a few galvanized shelves and trays to the door and secure them properly into the respective brackets so that they are able to hold a couple of filled bottles and cans. You can further enhance the detailing by adding a few hooks for dish towels and wine openers and a bottle opener as well.

 

Old door bookcase

While a bookcase instantly adds an artistic and intellectual appeal to your home décor, it may be difficult to find one that suits your taste and style. You can create your own personalized bookcase with an old door. You can do the sides of the cabinet by using the two equal halves of a door that has been cut down vertically at the centre. You can use stair treads to make the shelves.  You can add your own touches to personalize it.

 

Photo display

 

Brighten up your entry hallway with a breathtaking illuminated photo display that you can create with your old glass door that no longer serves the required purpose. Just screw on a few fairy lights on the backside of the glass door and stick your favorite pictures and photographs on the front side. You will have your guests going all gaga over this enchanting piece of art.

 

Hanging outdoor tabletop

 

If you are into the whole idea of backyard picnics and lunches, this incredible hanging outdoor tabletop is the perfect way to go. Take a large sized door, and suspend it a little above the ground with a rope that is fastened to a strong and sturdy branch of a nearby tree. Just make sure that the rope is tightly secured to avoid any mishaps. You can either paint it with a color of your choice or just go with the nice, rustic look of your superbly photogenic outdoor picnic table.

 

Door corner shelf

A Door corner shelf is a great way to brighten up a dark corner of a room.  All you need to do is cut the door in two vertical halves and secure them at a ninety-degree angle to each other using clamps drilled and fastened to the wall. For additional support, you can also make use of metal brackets to secure the two halves in place. Add a few shelves made out of particle board to hold your novelty items and knick knacks. Finally, paint the door with a color that complements the rest of your home interiors, and add a few accents such as a vintage doorknob to enhance its artistic appeal.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Just pull out those old and weathered doors and windows from the attic, pick out a theme that you would like to work on and let your creative juices flow!

By | 2017-06-17T20:12:53+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Design, Doors, Saving Money, Updating Your Home, Windows, Windows|0 Comments

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