Today I’m continuing my series of favorite non-furniture projects with a few different upcycles featuring old cupboard doors.
I’ve always grabbed cupboard doors when I find them cheap at garage sales. Sometimes they even come with fab vintage hardware, which is always a bonus.
And a while back I also figured out that you can find cupboard doors fairly cheap at the ReStore.
Of course, my favorite thing to do with them is to simply turn them into signs.
Lately I’ve been using up a bunch of wooden knobs by adding them as ‘pegs’ of a sort to the bottom of the signs.
I think my all time favorites of these are the ones I did last Christmas.
Those knobs are perfect for hanging your Christmas stockings.
But I think a simple sign without knobs works well too.
Usually I use stencils to create my cupboard door signs, but sometimes a transfer works well for them too.
The Farm Life transfers from re.design with prima were perfect for creating a set of 4 ‘signs’.
This giant ‘Market’ sign was made using a transfer too.
It’s fun to add a little something extra to the cupboard doors using molds. I added some molds to this Halloween themed sign …
They are a bit subtle since I painted them the same black as the rest of the sign, but I like that subtle detail.
They are a little bit more noticeable on this one …
And a shell themed mold was the perfect accompaniment to the nautical themed transfer on this pair of doors.
Looking back through my old projects, I realized I’d completely forgotten about one of the projects I did with old cupboard doors. Although most of them have been made into signs, I made this one into a tray.
Those fork drawer pulls were especially perfect for adding handles to a cupboard door to turn it into a tray. I think I found those at Hobby Lobby, but when I stopped in there the other day they didn’t have them anymore (or I really didn’t get them there, I’m not sure). Too bad because I was hoping to find more so I could make some more trays.
Oh well. I’m sure I’ll find other ways to repurpose old cupboard doors.
How about you, do you like to snatch up old cupboard doors when you see them? And if so, what have you done with them?