DIY Refurbished Door

Happy $30 Thursday to ya!

In case you’re new here, the first Thursday of the month, April from House By Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I get together to bring you ideas you can do or make for $30 or less.

Today I’m sharing my DIY refurbished door. We all love a good door makeover, right? Great, because I’m sharing a lovely one.

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

My aunt told me about someone getting ready to trash this door, so I had to rescue it…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

It was in pretty rough shape. The “glass” portion of the door had been replaced with plexi glass. One side was completely busted apart and held together with duct tape. The other side was really scratched, and I guess the previous owner tried to make a pet door and cut through one of the bottom door panels…

I started by washing it down with hot soapy water…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And wiping off all the chipping paint…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I used a small screw driver to pull off the old caulking…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I pulled the plexi glass out of the frame…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the “glass” was out, I started pulling apart the cut bottom panel…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

It came apart really easily. All I had to do was slide the panel to the side and pull it out…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

With the panel out, I grabbed my chicken wire and began stapling it to the frame…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I trimmed off the extra chicken wire…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

I did the same thing to the top panels…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the wire was tight and trimmed, I pushed the chicken wire edge into the door frame so it wouldn’t stick out…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

This is what it looks like from the front…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I used my vacuum hose and went over the door really well. I made sure to pry up any loose paint and vacuum it. All the paint that’s left on the door is attached really well.

I thought about using a sealer to keep everything in place, but decided to skip this step because I can see myself wanting to sand the door down to raw wood. You just never know with me.

I must say, I’m quite thrilled with the results of a little elbow grease and the addition of chicken wire…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s such a pretty door…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I love every bit of its character…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And its imperfectly chippy appearance…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And of course, its original door knob and hardware…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Every bit of this door is imperfectly perfect…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And paired with a vintage cart…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

And boxwood wreaths…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Well, I just don’t know how it couldn’t be right…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Oh- and that white and wood thing? It makes me so silly happy…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Don’t mind me, I’ll just be in my corner drooling over this free door… And the cart… And the boxwood wreaths…

DIY Refurbished Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Now, here’s what Jen and April made this month:

$30 Thursday Collage

April gave this little table an awesome two tone makeover

two toned table | House By Hoff

And Jen shared this lovely Pottery Barn inspired moss wreath

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Wreath | Migonis Home

Also, don’t forget to follow our $30 Thursday pinterest board. We’ve got quite the collection going!

Main SignatureP.S. Anyone here going to The Vintage Whites Market in Salt Lake, UT this Saturday? You better believe I am! If you go, just look for the lady wearing a navy blue shirt and huge permanent grin! You can find out more on their Facebook page.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Oh. I get to say it.
    Shut the front door!!!!

    Love.
    The arches… oh, and that hardware is to DIY for girl.
    Ultra, so SUPER love it.

  2. Call me crazy, but I sense that this door is smiling – so happy and relieved that it has been saved and made beautiful.

  3. I love it! Such a beautiful door! How could someone throw an old door with those wonderful arches away?

    • THANK YOU so much, Lisa! I don’t know how anyone could throw it away either… good thing I was there to save it! :-D
      -Shayna

  4. ok. I love it! I would be with you in the corner, drooling over it all too! :)

  5. Love the door. You did a fabulous makeover. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

  6. Your aunt gets the “Aunt of the Year” award for the heads up on this! Love the door! I just picked up an old door in a thrift store…you’ve inspired me to do something with it! :)

    • She TOTALLY gets the award! I’m right there with you! :-D
      Can’t wait to see what you do with yours! :-D
      -Shayna

  7. It’s beautiful! And as always, with everything you do, I love it!

  8. Love it Shayna! We were so lucky to have inherited some old chippy window frames (in a unusual length) when we moved into this house and I know what you mean about loving the character and chippy appearance. It’s great when things age that beautifully (if only I could be so lucky:)

    • THANK YOU so much, Krista! I’m with you— it’s great when things age beautifully on their own! :-D
      -Shayna

  9. Barbara says:

    I just love everything that this site brings!! These posts have greatly inspired me to re-purpose the “old” instead of buying “new”. It has taught me to see the beauty in something that most people would discard. I noticed you use a cricut machine for a lot of your DIY projects & I was wondering what kind do you recommend? I see so many out there & I’m just not sure which one is a good one to get so I thought I’d ask someone that uses one frequently. Thank you for any advise you can give :)

  10. Love it, love it, love it!!! Those wreaths are super sweet as well… like SUPER sweet:) You go girl… blessings & <3
    M

  11. Are you going to use it as a functioning door? Or a stunning piece of home decor? Wish I had one!

    • Hi Nikki! I’m still not sure how I’m going to use it… for now it’s just for decor, but if I wanted to use it as a door, it would be perfect as well! :-D
      -Shayna

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