Upcycling Old Closet Doors

Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you have all had a wonderful week. I have been busy in my studio and would like to share one of my latest projects with you today.
I’ve had a pair of old paneled closet doors from an old project stashed in my garage for quite some time. I needed something to fill a space above my sofa in the livingroom. I thought of those old doors and the wheels began turning. Hmmmm. If I cut the panels down it would be the perfect size. I thought about painting them but wanted to add more interest to them than just a paint job and distressing. Here’s what I came up with…..

Closet Door BEFORE.Old Closet Door Panel

I cut it down and gave it a chocolatey brown base coat. I’ve had this pretty textured paintable wall paper laying around for months. I thought it would be a great way to add some interest to the center of the panel.

textured wall paper

The wall paper was prepasted but I opted to glue it down with spray adhesive.closet door panel

I then appiled Crackle medium to the panel. Once dry, I applied a topcoat of antique white. Here are the results!

door panel wall art

I loved the look so much I created two more to put in the shop!

blue crackle door panel

beige crackle door panel

I really love the blue one. I have a hunch that if it doesn’t sell it will end up somewhere in my house!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on revamping old closet doors!

Thanks so much for visiting today!


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13 Responses

  1. Those are so cool! We have lots of doors around here and this is a great idea! LOVE IT!

  2. Just gorgeous. I love that wall paper!! The crackle medium turned out so nice as well….you have great taste. 🙂 I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Every week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-13-and-features.html

  3. LOVE love love this! And I love how you displayed yours. What a clever idea. I am saving this as a future project I would like to make.

  4. Your paintable wall paper added much depth and dimension! Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂 Hope you don’t mind me asking you to join us again this Sunday.

  5. I hate bifold doors. They are evil. I think it’s great that you have found some way to make them not only useful, but beautiful!

  6. Really great job! Love how they turned out. Thanks for linking to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  8. Just scrumptious, Lisa! I’ve painted closet doors, but not as pieces of art. What a great idea! But I’d have to do another finish besides crackle. I’m crackle-impaired. Seriously. I’ve tried every brand, technique, throughout the years and finally just gave up. So I really appreciate these doors!

  9. Brilliant! what a gorgeous idea!

  10. Hollie

    I love the doors! I would like to do this in my kitchen, but my cabients are straight from the 60-70's. do you have any advice on how to do so. Also i would like to do the colors grayish blue and white, blue being the bottom color. Any advice would help. Thanks

  11. hollie

    i would love to send you a picture, but not sure how to do so. I tryed to copy and paste but that did't work…???

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