Upcycling Projects that Repurpose Cabinet Doors

Upcycling Projects that Repurpose Cabinet Doors

Similar to cutting boards, cabinet doors (or cupboard doors, depending on your lingo) are an amazing DIY canvas. A large blank expanse of wood, painted or not, with minimal prep work to be done, usually limited to removing handles and hinges. And stores like Habitat ReStore or other architectural salvage stores almost ALWAYS have a large selection of them. So, it’s no surprise that I am always trying to conjure up ways to repurpose cabinet doors.

To date, I’ve only repurposed cabinet doors for a few projects. One of my first upcycling projects for the blog EVER, though, involved this idea with old door hardware that hangs in our entryway.

decorating the entryway with keyhole covers

And this cupboard door that was perfect for upcycling into a sign for autumn with a few stenciled leaves in fall colors.

fall leaves decor on an autumn sign

Other upcycling bloggers, though? They’ve repurposed cabinet doors in more ways than I can count!

And UNLIKE cutting boards, old cabinet doors have even more reuse options because they are typically bigger and often made of solid (or nearly solid) wood.

pirate sign as nautical wall decor

But, I digress! I’ve gathered some AMAZING upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for used cabinet doors and old cupboard doors for inspiration.

From simple signs to completely new furniture, I’m quite certain there’s an upcycled cupboard door in your future.

Upcycling Projects Repurpose Cabinet Doors

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Well, what do you think? I am in absolute AWE of all the projects you can do with old cupboard door!

cabinet doors as decorative gifts for a christmas mantel

But I also love the simpler projects that any DIYer could do, as well. Such a full range of possibilities.

patriotic sign on a repurposed cabinet door

So many cabinet doors to upcycle, so little time. But I definitely think I need to put my thinking cap on and put him to good use.

farm sign on an old cabinet door

And if you enjoyed these upcycling ideas and ways to repurpose cabinet doors, then you may also be interested in this wall decor I made with an old window frame!

Framed doilies as shabby chic wall decor

Also, if you’re like me and love to check out your local Habitat ReStore for project supplies, then you may be into upcycled light fixtures, too. And this collection is full of repurposing inspiration.

repurposed light fixtures

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Great post, Sarah; pinned!

  2. I got a narrow cupboard door with a a lovely maple finish from Restore, painted the center with black chalkboard paint and wrote her suggested name for her new house on it; great gift!

  3. Terri Hughes says

    WOW….such great ideas for old cabinet doors. Thanks!

  4. I love these projects! I’m seriously so impressed with the versatility of an old door!

  5. Kathy Wood says

    Where did you find that amazing plant hanger thingy???


  1. […] and before you go! I’ve got an entire collection of ideas for cabinet doors or cupboard doors gathered here, if you need some additional upcycling inspiration. Hope you’ll check it out before you […]

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