How to Decorate With Old Doors

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Turning unusual objects into decor can add flair to just about any room. Old doors can be transformed into unique headboards for the bedroom or standout foyer accessories with just a few tools. Whatever your design tastes, these stylish pieces will be sure to find a place in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • For the headboard:
  • Old door
  • Paint
  • Screws
  • Crown molding
  • Nails
  • For the coat rack:
  • Fabric
  • Spray glue
  • Small mirrors
  • Hooks

Headboard

  • Turn the door on its side and trim the edges to fit the bed. Leave about 3 inches on either side of the mattress.

  • Sand and paint the door. Be creative and use painting techniques that will mesh well with your room's existing decorating scheme.

  • Mount the headboard. Cut a 1x4 board to the same width as the headboard, then cut it into two pieces on a 45 degree angle. Affix one to the back of the door and the other to the wall using screws. Attach another 1-inch wide piece of wood to the bottom of the headboard. Fit the strips of wood together to hang.

  • Adorn the top of the headboard with a length of crown molding that has been measured to fit the door. Nail into place.

Coat Rack

  • Cut a rectangle of fabric that will fit in the center of the door. If you are using a door with recessed panels, cut this piece of fabric to fit exactly in the center of the panel. If your door is flat, cut the fabric to be 5 inches smaller than the door on each side.

  • Spray an entire side of the fabric with glue and affix to the door. Try working from one side to the other, smoothing out air bubbles as you go.

  • Arrange the mirrors in a pattern on the fabric. When you are satisfied with your design, glue the mirrors into place.

  • Choose how many hooks you would like your coat rack to have. Affix them along the bottom of the door, evenly spaced.

References

  • Photo Credit Chance Agrella/Freerangestock.com
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