Cabinet Door Repurposed – Coat Rack

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Sharing a kitchen cabinet door repurposed into a coat rack …. scarf holder …. or jewelry organizer! You decide!

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As you are probably not surprised…I saved a bunch of my old cabinet doors back to make fun stuff with. I’ve already made one thing, you can see it here.
I hate to throw anything useful away, and heck, almost everything can have some sort of useful purpose so that’s sometimes a problem. ;)
But oh well, it does make for lots of crafting fun, right?!

It’s Trash to Treasure Transformation day and I’m sharing a cabinet door repurposed into a very simple coat rack, scarf or jewelry holder.
My friends are sharing their brand new treasures below so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see!

Cabinet Door Repurposed

Mine started out like this….

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A little back story in case you are new around here, this door was from our kitchen before it got its newest makeover. I’ll be sharing a full reveal of it very soon!
Here’s what this actual cabinet looked when we moved into this house.
They were flat, dark wood cabinets that my husband added decorative trim to, and I painted, several times of the years.
And with that pretty trim, I thought I should hold some back because they surely would make some pretty signs, chalk boards, coat racks, etc., right?? Yes, for sure.

I had other plans with this when I began but I was just not loving it. So I switched gears as I sometimes (a lot of times!) do. ;)

Those pretty seashell medallions were involved in the first idea…..stay tuned, I’m sure they will wind up somewhere at some point.

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I began by spraying the wood frame part with this silver colored spray paint.
I don’t know if you can tell in that photo, but the center just sort of got over sprayed with the very center area (of the center area ;) ) left a cream color.
Well let me go back to what I had planned….
I was going to spray the “framed” area silver so I could paint it white and wipe away a bit to show the silver through.
The center was going to be a pale blue color with those medallions. So the center got over sprayed and it didn’t matter one bit because I was planning that blue paint there.
Did I lose you yet?? hee hee

So I did a little white dry brushing (see how, here) and decided I wasn’t going to love my original design idea.
Which left me with this…..

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I went ahead and put a little white paint in that center area too, just to see how it would look.

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Darn, it’s really hard to see what I was seeing in real life.
The dimension from the over spray and lighter center area.
It looked kind of cool so I left it. As a matter of fact, I had also intended to cover more of that silver paint with white, but I really, really liked how it looked as I dry brushed and then lightly wiped away some of the paint. It gave the silver paint such a unique look.
Sort of like the “whitewashed metal” lamps I did recently.

I considered creating a sign out of it but instead decided to make a simple coat rack. (or like I mentioned, it can also be used in a bedroom for scarves, jewelry, etc.)

I grabbed these out of my stash and painted them white. (they are from Hobby Lobby)

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Drilled a few holes, put em in and done! Simple. :)

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You can kind of see in this photo how around the edges of the center area is a bit darker.
I loved the added dimension that fun little surprise caused!

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Seriously, isn’t that whitewash over the metal paint so cool looking?
I might have to play around with that type of finish even more in this new year.
I have a few ideas swirling around this head of mine already!

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How about for scarves?

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Or jewelry….

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Coats and/or purses??

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This is on the wall coming into the dining room.
I have, or already had, big plans for this wall.
As a matter of fact, there is already something up there above this little cabinet door repurposed.
I’ve just strategically hidden it in the photos. :)

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I’ll be sharing it soon, well this whole wall and what I did with it too.
But if you follow along on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of it in my Stories a day or so ago!

Oops…there’s a tiny peek. ;) Do you see it??

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Lots of neat and useful things you can make out of old cabinet doors. Don’t throw em out!
Save them, pick them up and make something nice for your own home with them, or even as a gift.

PIN it to save it for later!

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Don’t forget to check out these awesome makeovers below!

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  1. Prodigal Pieces – 
  2. Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer
  3. Bless’er House 
  4. Girl in the Garage

Want to see even more “Trash to Treasure” makeovers?? Click here.

Be sure to check back in next week to see what I do with this old thing!

UPDATE! See it now, here!

I’ll see you back here Thursday, have a wonderful week friends!

xo

 

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25 Comments

  1. Nancy, I adore your “what if?” attitude to painting! :) It really looks cute!! I also like your other “stay awhile” sign also.
    Have a great week!

  2. I had a china hutch glass door that I repurposed into a dry erase board. Just painted the back of the glass and the frame and hung it using the hardware that I left on it. It’s big and works really great. Use it every day.

    1. Oh that is such a fun idea, Linda! Especially when it proves to be very useful like that. I’ve got quite a few ideas rolling around in this head of mine for these! ;) xo

    1. Thanks, Marcie! I’m thinking of using it up in my new closet …when we get it completed! ;) This winter is the plan! xo

  3. Hello Nancy,
    How did you hang the repurposed cabinet door to the wall? I have lots in my stash. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Trish, I actually applied this one with 3m strips for the photos only since I wasn’t planning on leaving this where it’s at. (if you are hanging something lightweight and your door isn’t too heavy that will probably work, mine was up there good!) There are several ways you can hang it though. You can use the loop hooks on each side of the back and put 2 screws in the wall for them to hang on. That would be pretty secure. If you want it really secure, you can screw 2 to 3 screws straight through the board where the knobs/hooks will be on the front. Then attach the hooks and done! My husband and I completed a DIY coat rack build before Christmas and that’s exactly how we did that one. I’ll be sharing that project here on the blog soon. :) xo

  4. I have several pieces made of doors but I am never sure how to hang them to get them flush with the wall. What do you use?

    1. Hi Margie, I actually applied this one with 3m strips for the photos only since I wasn’t planning on leaving this where it’s at. (if you are hanging something lightweight and your door isn’t too heavy that will probably work, mine was up there good!) There are several ways you can hang it though. You can use the loop hooks on each side of the back and put 2 screws in the wall for them to hang on. That would be pretty secure.
      If you want it really secure, you can screw 2 to 3 screws straight through the board where the knobs/hooks will be on the front. Then attach the hooks and done! My husband and I completed a DIY coat rack build before Christmas and that’s exactly how we did that one. I’ll be sharing that project here on the blog soon. :) xo

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