Evolving Doors

Evolving Doors
Apparently, if you go to ReStore by Habitat for Humanity, you can find stacks and stacks of old cabinet doors. I say ‘apparently’ only because for some reason the ReStore nearest to me is about the grungiest, grossest establishment I’ve ever been in. That’s saying something, because it takes a lot to scare me off. So, if you are able to spend more than 10 seconds in your ReStore, or have access to any other old cabinet doors, here are a couple ideas for you!
First, Jana took this old door and made a cute little hook hanger! The knobs are what give it that extra touch, save your $$ and skip Anthropologie and hit Hobby Lobby first! Jana reports they have a great selection of knobs! See more on her blog Scatter Sunshine.

Karen from Never Enough Time couldn’t bear that these solid wood doors were destined for the landfill. So she whipped out her screwdriver and salvaged them from a home that was about to be torn down, and turned them into works of art with metallic foils, plaster and embossed designs. Thanks Karen!



  1. September 10, 2010 / 3:05 PM

    Our Habitat ReStore is a good distance from the house, but I hear it’s simply hit and miss. I would love to find new cabinet doors for the whole kitchen though! Our are far too plain…

  2. September 10, 2010 / 4:08 PM

    You must live near my mom. She says hers is ridiculously priced and gross.

    I myself, living in small town USA have never been to one. Maybe I should make the hour long trip and go in. I wonder how my husband would feel about that.

  3. September 10, 2010 / 4:44 PM

    Ack! I am totally kicking myself and here’s why: I drove by a stack of cabinet doors set out for trash pickup yesterday. I debated grabbing them but couldn’t think of anything to do with them so I didn’t. UGH! Your post is a day too late! Or is it? Maybe I should drive by since our trash guys don’t always pick up things that aren’t in cans. Now I know better though! I love both these ideas, especially the first one.

  4. September 10, 2010 / 5:53 PM

    WOW!!! What a great way to start the weekend! To come home and see my doors on your site!! Many thanks for the shout out!! I am linking them up, as I am decorating for fall with them! Keep up the great job!!

  5. September 10, 2010 / 6:57 PM

    IKEA usually has a pretty good assortment of cabinet doors in their “As Is” department for a few dollars each.

  6. September 10, 2010 / 8:16 PM

    Thanks for the shout out. Our Habitat Restore recently moved to a new building and it’s pretty nice- sorry to hear some are yucky!! I went to one in Dallas last year that had great lighting fixtures, too.

  7. September 13, 2010 / 1:23 AM

    I hate saying this but I have 2 Habitat’s near me and they both rock! I also have an archeatectual salvage that I have yet to go to, but I hear its great too.

    As soon as I catch up on some projects I may try some of these.

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