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DIY Old Door Turned Shelf

Repurposing furniture is one of my hobbies. Every time I haul something home, I start thinking what color to paint it and I consequently begin brainstorming what I can turn it into. So, who would guess this is an old door turned shelf!
DIY Old Door Turned Shelf

What you will need:

  • An old door – solid wood
  • Skill saw
  • Vintage knob or hooks
  • Wood appliqué, if desired
  • Crown molding
  • Paint
  • Wood fill

DIY Door Turned Shelf

Step 1: Make sure your door is solid wood, otherwise this won’t work.

DIY Old Door Turned Shelf
Step 2: In addition, it will be easiest to use a door that already has sectioned panels. In addition, you will want to use a skill saw to cut each of the panels apart, like this one, or cut into desired shelf size for your door turned shelf.
DIY Old Door Turned Shelf
Step 3: Once your sections are all cut apart, nail crown molding to the top and a piece of wood on top of the crown molding. Then, add a piece on the bottom to finish off.


DIY Old Door Turned Shelf
Step 4: Once it is all put together, use putty to fill the nail holes and caulk all the cracks.
Step 5: Sand your hanging shelf if needed, then paint! Once it is painted, (I used Valspar’s Peach Fuzz) you can add a wood appliqué if desired. Finally, I added this appliqué and vintage door knobs for hooks!
DIY Old Door Turned Shelf
Happy DIY-ing!






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  • Marie Blackburn

    Excellent idea for repurposing an old door – love it! Peach Fuzz – what a gorgeous color.

  • Bernadyn Nettles

    This is so creative and pretty. It turned out great!

  • Kimberly Lewis

    Loving this! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

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