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!
What you will need:
- An old door - solid wood
- Skill saw
- Vintage knob or hooks
- Wood appliqué, if desired
- Crown molding
- Wood fill
DIY Door Turned Shelf
Step 1: Make sure your door is solid wood, otherwise this won't work.
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.
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.
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!
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Marie Blackburn says
Excellent idea for repurposing an old door - love it! Peach Fuzz - what a gorgeous color.
Bernadyn Nettles says
This is so creative and pretty. It turned out great!
Kimberly Lewis says
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