Old French doors are both beautiful and, if you can get them for free or cheap, very economical. They’re also very attractive, with a rustic old school charm, which is why many people choose to repurpose them.
There are several things that you can do with old French doors. With a little creativity and a little ingenuity, you should be able to turn an old French door or two into something amazing for your home! If the French doors you’re working with have seen better days, you may need to work on them to get them presentable. Cracks in the wood might need fixed, for instance, or panes of glass may need replaced. An old French door can also be refinished or painted nearly any color after a little sanding.
Nit sure what to do with your old French doors? Check out these ideas for some awesome inspiration!
1. French Door Coat Rack
Every home needs a coat rack, and this rack from repurposed French doors is a great solution! Not only is it unique and creative, it’s also cheap (if you already have the doors) and super easy to make. Just add old door knobs or hooks!
Add a shelf to the top of your French door coat rack to display knick knacks and other decorative items. Putting pictures in each window section can also add a nice personal touch to your repurposed project.
For a slightly more permanent room divider, old French doors can also be used to create a room partion to create a small room. This would be a fantastic option of you need a home office but don’t have an extra room!
Glass shower enclosures can be insanely expensive! Old French doors can be used instead to save a bundle of money and add some unique custom style to a bathroom. Just be sure to use waterproof paint and seal the edges around the glass well.
If you don’t have any old French doors around, they shouldn’t be too difficult to find. Check in antique stores, flea markets, and even home improvement centers. During the summer, you can also check out yard sales and garage sales, which can be gold mines if you’re looking for things to repurpose!