25+ Upcycling Ideas for Cabinet Doors / Cupboard Doors

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Cabinet Doors / Cupboard 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.

A large and inexpensive supply make cupboard doors a fantastic source of upcycling inspiration! Now, I haven’t repurposed many cupboard doors yet- but I have made a few repurposed projects with them. Like this patriotic sign that recreates the look of vintage metal signs

And this cabinet door that I used to display some architectural salvage

How to make unique wall decor with antique hardware or architectural salvage for entryway decor by Sadie Seasongoods

But other bloggers? They have 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.

But, I digress! I’ve gathered some AMAZING upcycling ideas and repurosed projects using old doors from kitchen cabinets to inspire you. From simple signs to completely new furniture, I’m quite certain there’s an upcycled cupboard door in your future.


25+ Upcycling Ideas for Cabinet Doors / Cupboard Doors

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Well, what do you think? I just can’t decide what to do with the door I showed you above, but I’ve got other cupboard doors in my stash, as well. 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.

If you enjoyed this collection of project ideas for cupboard doors, then you may also love this collection of upcycling ideas for picture frames, too!

Repurposed projects and upcycling ideas for antique frames, vintage picture frames, and cheap frames as compiled by Sadie Seasongoods

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  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!


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