Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What to do with an extra cabinet door.

A friend of mine told me she had found a couple cabinet doors and didn't know what to do with them. I told her I had seen people in the blogging world make message boards out of them. Then I remembered what I did with the one I found out in the shed at my mother-in-law's and thought I would share that with you. This is a gorgeous door with alot of detail.
I must first explain our kids bath. When we built I thought it would be a great idea to be able to shut off the shower and toilet area seperate from the vanity. We have one girl and two boys who use this bathroom and so while one is showering or using the toilet others can use the vanity. This has worked out well. Except for one thing, well two things, wish it was bigger and when you are in the shower/toilet room and you run out of soap, toilet paper or other items used in this area, you have to call out to whomever is out there and willing to help or sneak out in your towel etc. I needed a little storage in there. But, it is a very small room. Above the toilet is the only place. Now we can get back to the cabinet door.
Perfect size for a cabinet above the toilet. I built a box a little smaller than the door out of 1x6 pine and put two shelves in the middle.

Trimmed it around the edge with 1x2 pine and wa-la! With a little stain, hinges and a knob for the door, it was done. This cabinet is just the right depth so it doesn't feel too big in the room but holds alot of necessities.
Here is what it looks like in its place.
With a little accessorizing, of course.

That is what I did with an extra cabinet door. What have you done with yours?
Have a great day!


  1. Oh wow that cabinet door is gorgeous! I love it.

  2. That looks great and I love those candles!!!

  3. i love this idea, it is fantastic! that's the perfect spot for it, too.

    so glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, thanks so much for your kind words on my bedroom redo!

  4. This is a great idea - I love that stain. Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired today!


  5. What a great use for that pretty door! It fits the spot so nicely too.

  6. That is a fantastic idea...and useful too:) I could use one of those myself. Thanks for joining in the party. Enjoy....Debbie

  7. That is wonderful, what a great door find, I with I had a mother in law with a shed. I am visiting from Debbiedoos.


  8. What a great idea and I love the detail in the door. I need to find me a door somewhere. Thanks for linking to We're Organize Wednesday.

  9. This is just amazing!!! I never would have imagined! I am happy to be your newest follower of your sweet blog!! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!
    Have a beautiful weekend, girly!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~