Easy Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Home Decor

Easy Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Home Decor
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Repurposed cabinet doors are a great way to create functional home decor. Recently I visited a ReStore with Habitat for Humanity and got super motivated to create something functional for my bathroom that looks pretty at the same time. The doors were affordably priced and it was also giving back to the community. That’s a win-win in my book! This blog post will show you how to create a toilet paper caddy that was not only functional but pretty too.

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Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Home Decor

Searching through an ocean of cabinets doors was actually inspiring at the ReStore. Let’s just say it stirred up my creativity. Here is everything I used to create my toilet paper caddy.

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Repurposed cabinet doors make great DIY projects. Come see!For this project, the first thing I did was remove all the hardware. A simple screwdriver was all I needed.

Cleaning & Prepping

Cleaning and prepping repurposed cabinet doors before painting is necessary if you are going to paint them for your project. Repurposed cabinet doors are usually very dirty, so a good cleaning is needed. I cleaned them well with a solution of soapy water (Dawn dish detergent) and rinsed with water. The Dawn will help cut the grease that most cabinets have. Most cabinet doors will have a shiny surface and in order for paint to adhere, you will need to scuff up the surface (lightly sand) with sandpaper. I used a 220 grit paper with my orbital sander.

Painting The Cabinet Doors


paint the cabinet door with chalk mineral paint. For this project, I used a beautiful color called Driftwood by Dixie Belle Paint Co. After it had dried, I added a black wax over the whole door and buffed with a soft cloth.


Adding a stencil to a repurposed cabinet doors is a great way to create budget friendly home decor. To give my repurposed cabinet door project a homey feel, I used a stencil with the letter H O M E. You can customize it to whatever you want it to say.

Distressing Repurposed Cabinet Doors

After painting the repurposed cabinet doors, I lightly sanded the edges to add an aged worn look. I lightly distressed the edges of the cabinet door to add an aged look with the 220 grit sandpaper.

Applying Gilding Wax

I added copper gilding wax on these repurposed cabinet doors to match the baskets that be would attached to them.I added a copper gilding wax with my finger to the raised edges of the repurposed cabinet doors to match the basket I had chosen for this project.

Adding The Basket

I secured the baskets to the repurposed cabinet doors with copper wire.Using copper wire to secure the baskets to the repurposed cabinet doors worked well. I drilled 2 holes into the cabinet door and used copper wire to secure the basket in place. As a result, the basket would allow me to display my items or use it for storage of my toiletries. I like the TP idea!

Toilet Paper Caddy

Easy Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Home DecorI hope this has inspired you to consider using those repurposed cabinet doors and come up with some useful ways to display them in your home. Functional home decor on a budget! I L O V E these old cabinet doors! I even use them as a canvas for my furniture finishes. CLICK HERE to see more cabinet door inspirations. I also did a bathtub caddy tray that super easy and useful!

Thanks for hanging out with me today. I hope you will come back often as I’m always making something pretty and I love to share.

Until the next project… xo, Do



  • Love your work…. I’m thinking of redoing a pair of plaster-of-paris jug style lamp. They are beige, with some rough texture and I want a hammered coppery, burnished look. My thought was to paint them dark brown , highlight with ??? for the metalic look, maybe rub something over that for a more subtle look. can you recommend any products or help with ideas . They are quite large so gold leaf would be to costly I think. I love the shape, they are leftovers from the 80’s- mauve-powder blue era.. to good to toss…. I’d rather redo.. Keep sending projects love’em….
    Wanda Sinnema

  • Hi Wanda! Sounds dreamy! You might want to try a gilding wax. Dixie Belle has a copper gilding wax that can be applied with your finger. Well that’s how I do it. It’s super easy and it sounds like what you’re wanting. Here is my affiliate to find it easily. https://dixiebellepaint.com/shop-dbp/waxes-glazes-and-finishes/?aff=80

    Let me know how it works out. I’d love to see them when you’re done. xo, Do 🙂

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