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Old Door Turned Coffee Table

Old Door Turned Coffee Table

Decorating & Remodel, DIY & Crafts, Furniture
In the DIY world, there are many options in repurposing furniture that you wouldn’t think may be an option. However, if you can make it look good and the furniture is usable, your options can be pretty limitless. For example, let’s talk about doors. Say, a door turned coffee table! The character and design of these vintage pieces can be amazing. I really have an old door addiction! Can a girl have too many doors? My husband would probably have a few comments to say about this… Have you ever thought about repurposing an old door into another usable piece of furniture? I’m here to tell you that it is possible!! Read on to see my DIY door turned coffee table.

Old Door Turned Coffee Table

First off, you may be thinking… why the heck would I ever want to use a door in my decor? Well, let me just say that real, good quality wood seems to be harder to come by without paying an arm and a leg for it. Also, these older pieces offer character that you can’t find unless you perhaps have something commissioned… accompanied by a high price tag. Using a vintage piece such as this gives you the character you want while allowing you to add your individual touch of creativity.

For my old door turned coffee table, I used a REAL vintage door,  most likely an old storage door or something similar. Since this door is smaller than our average door it makes the perfect top to a coffee table!
DIY Old door turned coffee table
The door still has all of it’s original hardware on it that I chose to keep for the added character. This is really up to you whether or not you choose to leave the hardware on or remove it. You could also apply a rust remover if you want to give it a shinier, newer look.
How to repurpose an old door

I built the base for this table, making it nice and sturdy!!  I painted the base a creamy color, distressed it and went over it with stain to help age the look of the base. This is a good option if you want the door to match the base.  

I used a fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand down the door so the yellow would show through, and to remove any excess flaking or pieces of wood. I didn’t want to ruin the character of this door too much so I left much of it original! However, I did add a final layer of wax to help preserve the look.
Old door turned coffee table
If you are looking for an old vintage door, try checking out your local thrift stores or garage sales. You never know what pieces of junk with be another person’s treasure! I am so happy with how this turned out. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Happy repurposing!

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  1. Shabby chic Sandy
    October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Looks great!

  2. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    LOVE it! perfect size for it!

  3. The Rodda's
    October 3, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Have I told you…You are AMAZING!!!

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