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!
~Lisa
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13 Responses

  1. Suzanne

    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.

  2. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    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.

  3. Christina

    Happy Friday Lisa~

    Your blog & shop are both so lovely and inspiring!! Happy to be a new follower. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking your online shop to The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag. I am thrilled to tell you that your shop is featured today at my blog, please drop by & see…

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  4. ColleenwithMurals&More

    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!

  5. 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

  6. 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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