This past Saturday was bulk trash collection day in our neighborhood. Or, as I like to call it, shopping day! I’m always amazed by what people throw in their trash heap, like this screen that I turned into a fireplace screen!
Anyway, this weekend, I went
shopping trash pile exploring and found some great stuff!
I am planning to build a table for my back porch, so I was thrilled to find these table legs:
Aren’t they great? Well, not yet, but with a good cleaning and sanding and a fresh coat of paint…they’ll be perfect!
My neighbor gave me the wine crates and paint buckets – the paint buckets will be perfect for storage in the shed (painted a bright color first!). The wine crates make great storage.
Then I found these (swoooooooon!):
Aren’t they pretty?!? I’m thinking that I’ll turn the solid door into a bench (or part of a bench, given its size). The screen door might find a new life as a screen door for our back door, but I haven’t measured it yet.
So, what if you find old doors in a trash pile? What should you do with them?
Here are some ideas (click on the italicized text to go to the project post):
Five ways to repurpose old doors – Great ideas, including storage, turning a regular door into a sliding, barn-style door, and more!
Turn old doors into a daybed – One of my favorite and most-viewed projects! It even landed me in This Old House Magazine! Don’t need a daybed? Just make half and turn an old door into a headboard!
Turn an old door into a memo board – I did this for the teachers’ lounge renovation, but it would work great in a mudroom, entry, or playroom!
How have you repurposed old doors in your home? I’d love to hear about your ideas or projects in the comments!
Click here for more fun repurposing and upcycling projects!
awesome finds Karen!
I love that the doors aren’t painted. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
Karen Cooper says
Thank you, Gail! I think I may take a page out of your book and make a bench out of one of them!