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I think the old saying that “when one door closes, another opens” is absolutely true. For example, when you’ve finished using a door as an entry or exit, a whole new world of decorating possibilities opens up before you! Check out our fave upcycled furniture ideas for old doors and get ready to fancy up your home with these former barriers.

Decorating With Old Doors: Old Door Headboard Furniture Idea

If you liked the rustic appeal of the shutter headboards I featured last week, I’m thinking you’ll love this old door headboard from Dreamy Whites. Weathered wood + a chandelier = a bedroom combo with great high/low contrast.

Decorating With Old Doors: Old Door Desk Furniture Idea

Credit: Courtesy of Meredith Perdue

Make an old door work for you in your workspace. Take a cue from photographer Meredith Perdue and fashion a homemade desk from an old door, glass and two sawhorses. A Mason jar full of daffodils is the perfect finishing touch for spring.

Decorating With Old Doors: Coffee Table Furniture Idea

Credit: Susan Teare

Don’t have a home office? You can make a charming table instead of a desk. Using the base of an old existing coffee table makes this elegant idea even easier. Get more details from our friends at DIYNetwork.com.

Decorating With Old Doors: Garden Arbor Furniture Idea

Credit: Brian Patrick Flynn

If you’re looking for a beautiful entryway for your garden, look no further than this DIY arbor made from two old doors. What a pretty structure to perch over a stone path! See how it’s done on HGTVGardens.

Speaking of pretty structures, feast your eyes on this wedding arch idea from Sabrina Soto. Two weathered antique doors accented by florals would really set the stage for romantic I dos. For more beautiful, budget-conscious wedding inspiration, watch all of Sabrina’s DIYs for brides.

Which piece of door furniture unlocked your creativity? And do you have any more clever uses for old doors? Tell us in the comments below!

 

9 Responses

  1. Jessi says:

    My husband and I have built a business on old doors. Tables, headboards, shelves…you name it! wwww.reddoorfurnitureco.com

  2. rss says:

    I love the coffee table.

  3. […] I think the old saying that “when one door closes, another opens” is absolutely true. For example, when you’ve finished using a door as an entry or exit, a whole new world of decorating possibilities opens up before you! Check out our fave upcycled furniture ideas for old doors and get ready to fancy up your home with these former barriers. – See more at: hgtv design blog […]

  4. a_fan says:

    Thanks, Briana. I am immediately drawn to your first photo.

  5. Bernice says:

    I like them all, but my fav is thee garden door archway

  6. VVV says:

    "Fresh"? These ideas have been around awhile.

  7. Bev says:

    I love the wedding arch…def gonna make for my backyard entrance this summer! Thanks for the idea!

  8. […] door is the perfect size to stand in for a traditional headboard. (This is actually one place where both doors AND windows work […]

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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