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A Roundup of 5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Cabinet Doors


| 12/28/2015 7:38:36 AM


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My kitchen (in desperate need of a face lift!).

Every time I walk into my kitchen, I wince. No, it’s not the piles of dishes in the sink or the overflowing recycling bin that’s getting me down—it’s the sight of my drab, dated kitchen cabinets.

We moved into our home two years ago, but since we’ve had to do a lot of energy saving and liveability improvements in that time, a kitchen remodel has remained on the back burner. Remodelling is so far down on the budget and “To Do” list that I may retire before I get a new kitchen. In the meantime, I was determined to do something to make me smile when I walk in. After doing a bit of research, it turns out what I need are new cabinet doors.

As a home remodeling newbie, I wasn’t aware that you can just swap out your old doors for shiny new ones and instantly transform an out-of-date kitchen, without emptying your bank account. This year, my Christmas present to myself is to reface my kitchen cabinets. The unexpected benefit of this transformation, however, is all the exciting upcycling projects I’ll be able to do with the old cabinet doors. I’m something of an upcycling fanatic, and I love finding new uses for old things. The prospect of about 30 solid wood cabinet doors coming my way has sent me on an inspiration spree.



Below are my favorite five ideas for upcycling old cabinet doors into something beautiful and useful.



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