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Reuse Doors, Drawers, and Windows!

As an avid junker, I have acquired decently sized stashes of salvaged home interior components over the years. This may sound relatable to many of you. 😉 The most common among the pieces I am talking about are discarded cabinet doors, drawer faces, and windows. Today I am going to show you some ideas for to reuse doors, drawers and windows.

doors drawers reuse

Do you have some leftover junk in your garage or basement, too? Here are some fun ideas for bringing life back to those dusty boards!

got junk?

Let’s start with cabinet doors. We come across these ALL. THE. TIME! Here are a few projects we have done with them…

CHICKEN WIRE & CHALK MEMO BOARD

*Remove the center panel, add some chicken wire and chalkboard paint, and use S-hooks to hang mugs or clothespins for photos or notes!

PATINA GREEN CHALKBOARD
chalkboard cabinet door

* Finished the frame panels with Patina Green and glazed with Van Dyke brown. Painted center panel with chalkboard paint. Voila!

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As you can tell, we LOVE the idea of upcycling these doors into writable surfaces. That’s because chalkboard signs can serve MANY different purposes! In addition to offering versatility and flexibility with decorating (change the design with the season!), you can use them for weekly menus, motivational quotes, or special notes to other household members or office mates!

SUMMER CHALKBOARD SERIES
door reuse

* God Bless America – holiday red Trash to Treasure –  persimmon (General Finishes Milk Paints)

HOT TIP!

Add a clothespin or cup handle to hold your chalk! ✅ 💯

WEDDING SHOWER SIGN (Before & After)

They also make GREAT wedding decor or gifts!

LAVENDER WINDOW
window reuse

*This project ( finished in Bone white – General Finishes chalk style paint) is actually a glass paneled cabinet door, but can be completed just as effectively with a window!

WEDDING DESSERT TABLE CHALKBOARD
cabinet door
KID’S ROOM DRAWER FACE CHALKBOARDS
drawer fronts upcycles

Sometimes you have more than just the drawer face… You can do some awesome things with recovered FULL drawers, too!

ARTIST’S STORAGE SHELF
drawer recycled

* This drawer table was made for a very special client to hold all of her paints and sits right next to her canvases. Finished in General Finishes Milk Paint; Drawer is Halcyon Blue, bottom legs and shelf finished in Linen

LIVING SPACE STORAGE SHELF
drawer recycled

*  Finished with General Finishes Milk Paint; Top is Queenstown Grey, legs and shelf are Lamp Black.

Another SUPER fun idea for repurposing drawers into tables, is to make a planter! Check out this post on recycling drawers

Thanks for reading this week’s blog! I would love to see what other fun ideas you all have come up with for your doors drawers and windows

Happy Junking,

Tara Lou

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Tara Lou
<p>Mama, wife, furniture connoisseur, small business owner, nature-lover, homebody, hunter.</p>

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