The Second Life of Doors and Windows

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On houses, doors and windows are fixtures that you use to get in and out of or look out of without fear of the weather. You see these features on every house. However, houses don’t always last and these fixtures might be seen on a secondhand store or a junkyard. Sometimes they’re recycled and put into new houses or to replace the doors and window that somehow got lost in a disaster or wore out. Yet, sometimes you’ll find people using old doors and windows for other projects whether it be for new furniture, gardening fixtures, or decorations like you’d see on Pinterest. Because after all, there’s always something to do with doors and windows whether it be as a DIY project or not. So for your reading pleasure, I give you the repurposed project of doors and windows.

 

  1. Old screen doors are said to make great room dividers.
And I guess this one took 3 of them. Not sure about the aesthetics but it seems to work.

And I guess this one took 3 of them. Not sure about the aesthetics but it seems to work.

2. An old screen door can also make a great garden gate.

Well, that seems more fitting for a screen door if you get a high enough fence. Love the foliage on here, too.

Well, that seems more fitting for a screen door if you get a high enough fence. Love the foliage on here, too.

3. For a small greenhouse for your plants, stick with some window panes.

Well, that seems simple enough. Not sure if I want to put it outside during the fall or winter though.

Well, that seems simple enough. Not sure if I want to put it outside during the fall or winter though.

4. A French door like this would make a handy place to hang your coats.

Not sure if I can sit there. Not sure if it looks great on that color wall. But I think this will be nice in my house.

Not sure if I can sit there. Not sure if it looks great on that color wall. But I think this will be nice in my house.

5. Sometimes an old double door can double as an outdoor wedding arch.

Well, that's one way to save money. However, when I get married, I'll opt for the traditional Catholic church setting to stay safe.

Well, that’s one way to save money. However, when I get married, I’ll opt for the traditional Catholic church setting to stay safe.

6. Sometimes an old white door makes great hallway furniture.

Well, it does with the prop.s But my favorite part of this is the painting in the window slot.

Well, it does with the prop.s But my favorite part of this is the painting in the window slot.

7. For living room decor, remember that an old window can make a handy coffee table.

And you can even put stuff in it if it opens up. Or spray paint it black as you see here.

And you can even put stuff in it if it opens up. Or spray paint it black as you see here.

8. A set of old double doors will make a handy bed decor.

Well, it certainly gives a rustic touch if you ask me. Probably doesn't close. But looks great.

Well, it certainly gives a rustic touch if you ask me. Probably doesn’t close. But looks great.

9. Two thin doors just might be what you need to slide open a closet.

Or giant shutters if you look at it differently. But it goes well with the room.

Or giant shutters if you look at it differently. But it goes well with the room.

10. Sometimes windows might be great for a small planting table.

Well, it's a smaller greenhouse. But it just might work for small plants.

Well, it’s a smaller greenhouse. But it just might work for small plants.

11. Two white doors make for a garden arch.

This seems like a clever idea. Not sure if having an armchair is a good idea. But it's nice scene.

This seems like a clever idea. Not sure if having an armchair is a good idea. But it’s nice scene.

12. Using an old door like this can bring out the light.

Like the wreath on this and the light going through it. Very pretty for any room.

Like the wreath on this and the light going through it. Very pretty for any room.

13. An old window frame can be used to display photos.

Just as long as you use clothes pin and chicken wire. Not a fan of chicken wire fencing.

Just as long as you use clothes pin and chicken wire. Not a fan of chicken wire fencing.

14. A white door can always make a graceful coffee table in the living room.

Not sure if a door panel goes well with a giraffe spot rug. But goes well with the room.

Not sure if a door panel goes well with a giraffe spot rug. But goes well with the room.

15. With a mirror and half a table, a door panel can make a lovely vanity.

The mirror goes very well with this panel. Like how it goes with the chair, too.

The mirror goes very well with this panel. Like how it goes with the chair, too.

16. “It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Wonder if it's a hallway piece or a desk. Either way, I like that blue color.

Wonder if it’s a hallway piece or a desk. Either way, I like that blue color.

17. When come in, hang up your coat and hat at this door.

For some reason I see a lot of doors made into coat hook areas. Like the mirror on this though.

For some reason I see a lot of doors made into coat hook areas. Like the mirror on this though.

18. A rustic door panel furniture can always look classy in black.

This looks like something you'd find at a furniture since it has such an ornate detail. Also, it seems to come with props.

This looks like something you’d find at a furniture since it has such an ornate detail. Also, it seems to come with props.

19. A small cabinet door makes a handy shelf for your kitchen.

Yes, I know it's a cabinet door. But this is a reused door and window post. So I'll allow it. Besides, it looks amazing.

Yes, I know it’s a cabinet door. But this is a reused door and window post. So I’ll allow it. Besides, it looks amazing.

20. Hanging windows in the living room? Who knew that could be used as decor?

Yes, these are hanging windows. But they seem to have a nice paint job in white.

Yes, these are hanging windows. But they seem to have a nice paint job in white.

21. Have screen doors without screens? Put coat hooks on them.

Just as long as they're fancy and you put them against a wall. Preferably beside a door.

Just as long as they’re fancy and you put them against a wall. Preferably beside a door.

22. A white door panel can always make a handy bookshelf.

Well, as long as you put wooden slats on it. Like how this display uses different color books on each level.

Well, as long as you put wooden slats on it. Like how this display uses different color books on each level.

23. A door shutter would make a fine addition to a bathroom.

As long as it has a light and a toilet paper roll. Certainly gives this room a rather rustic feel.

As long as it has a light and a toilet paper roll. Certainly gives this room a rather rustic feel.

24. You can use a cabinet door to make a handy bathroom shelf.

Well, as long as you include a shelf and a towel rack. Though the towels usually match.

Well, as long as you include a shelf and a towel rack. Though the towels usually match.

25. A split door panel can always make a corner shelf.

May not hold much. But it will certainly go great in any living room.

May not hold much. But it will certainly go great in any living room.

26. Splitting a door panel can also make a handy bookshelf, too.

Well, that's one way to make a great bookshelf. Not sure what I feel about the color. But I like it.

Well, that’s one way to make a great bookshelf. Not sure what I feel about the color. But I like it.

27. Two French doors can make a great garden backdrop behind a fountain.

I guess these don't have glass in them as I see the ivy creeping on one. Still, this looks quite lovely.

I guess these don’t have glass in them as I see the ivy creeping on one. Still, this looks quite lovely.

28. An old window can make a rustic cabinet door.

Yes, this doesn't look quite obvious. But that explains why it works so well.

Yes, this doesn’t look quite obvious. But that explains why it works so well.

29. Who knew a door panel can be canvas material?

However, I'm not sure if a painted chicken would be my choice for interior decor. But some people might disagree.

However, I’m not sure if a painted chicken would be my choice for interior decor. But some people might disagree.

30. Sometimes an old door can hold a full length mirror.

Well, this one is painted light blue. It also goes really well with this blue walled living room.

Well, this one is painted light blue. It also goes really well with this blue walled living room.

31. A door opening can always make an effective corner bookshelf.

Seems like this is almost free standing. Of course, that's not the case since I know that it would fall down if it didn't have something to hold it up.

Seems like this is almost free standing. Of course, that’s not the case since I know that it would fall down if it didn’t have something to hold it up.

32. A double door can make a great panel for a hallway shelf and bench.

Well, this seems like a rustic furniture feature. Great to put near any front door if you please.

Well, this seems like a rustic furniture feature. Great to put near any front door if you please.

33. With glass, a French door can make an elegant table.

After all, doors can be of the same dimensions as a table in some instances. And it seems to go well with the chairs.

After all, doors can be of the same dimensions as a table in some instances. And it seems to go well with the chairs.

34. A window brings a great touch to a basin table.

This looks like this table for a sink. And I'm sure it's not for a bathroom since it doesn't seem to have a mirror.

This looks like this table for a sink. And I’m sure it’s not for a bathroom since it doesn’t seem to have a mirror.

35. A small shutter can make a fine rustic shelving display.

Well, it doesn't have much paint on it. But perhaps that's the point.

Well, it doesn’t have much paint on it. But perhaps that’s the point.

36. A door panel adds a country touch to your bathroom wash basin.

And it has a turned square mirror as well as a row of lights. Might go well in a log cabin bathroom. If there's no outhouse.

And it has a turned square mirror as well as a row of lights. Might go well in a log cabin bathroom. If there’s no outhouse.

37. No matter how shabby, an old door makes a great kitchen table.

So long as it includes stools. Love how the flowers go with it and the modern kitchen.

So long as it includes stools. Love how the flowers go with it and the modern kitchen.

38. A door panel like this at your front door is a welcome sight.

This includes a shelf, mirror, and mail bin. The flowers add a decorative touch.

This includes a shelf, mirror, and mail bin. The flowers add a decorative touch.

39. If you use a knob on wood, almost anything can be a door.

I bet what's written on this is from the Bible. At least the first part. Because I know the original didn't involve knocking on a door.

I bet what’s written on this is from the Bible. At least the first part. Because I know the original didn’t involve knocking on a door.

40. Didn’t know a grapevine wreath can go well with a small window frame.

Not sure about the wreath since it doesn't look as fancy as others. But it goes great with the window.

Not sure about the wreath since it doesn’t look as fancy as others. But it goes great with the window.

41. A door panel can be exceptional with a table and lamps.

Don't forget to add a blackboard to write stuff on. I'm sure this isn't a desk or it would look quite different.

Don’t forget to add a blackboard to write stuff on. I’m sure this isn’t a desk or it would look quite different.

42. A window frame can always be reused as a mirror for display.

Well, this has a panel of mirrors over a window. Yet, it's more suited for a living room than a bathroom.

Well, this has a panel of mirrors over a window. Yet, it’s more suited for a living room than a bathroom.

43. With chicken wire, you can hold things with these small windows.

Well, so long as you use something to hang these things on. Not sure how this will come in handy.

Well, so long as you use something to hang these things on. Not sure how this will come in handy.

44. For outdoor tables, a door will certainly do.

Well, this goes well with the red chairs. Hope the rain doesn't ruin the paint.

Well, this goes well with the red chairs. Hope the rain doesn’t ruin the paint.

45. Didn’t know a door panel can be used to hold flowers.

Well, a planter of flowers anyway. Wonder what's being used to support this if it's not against a wall.

Well, a planter of flowers anyway. Wonder what’s being used to support this if it’s not against a wall.

46. A door panel with a window always looks great with painted flowers.

This surely looks lovely. Love the flowers on the window, especially at the top.

This surely looks lovely. Love the flowers on the window, especially at the top.

47. For any porch, you can always do with a hanging table.

Never seen something like that before. And this is a door panel that's attached to ropes. Wonder how it works.

Never seen something like that before. And this is a door panel that’s attached to ropes. Wonder how it works.

48. With the right woodwork, a door panel can make a fine desk.

Well, this seems like a nice work desk. And it has a blackboard to write stuff, too.

Well, this seems like a nice work desk. And it has a blackboard to write stuff, too.

49. A door screen can make a lovely garden display.

Well, it's a nice panel to put some nice stuff on. Also has a rustic feel to it outside.

Well, it’s a nice panel to put some nice stuff on. Also has a rustic feel to it outside.

50. A non-square window can also be reused as an elegant shelf.

This one only has a few things on it. But it goes well with the brick.

This one only has a few things on it. But it goes well with the brick.

51. A simple cabinet door can make a fine for a medicine cabinet.

Then again, these could be shutters. But it does look good on a bathroom medicine cabinet nonetheless.

Then again, these could be shutters. But it does look good on a bathroom medicine cabinet nonetheless.

52. On a door like this, you can put your gardening supplies and plants.

Well, you can hold your garden tools on the hooks and the plants on the shelves. Not sure where you put the rake or pots.

Well, you can hold your garden tools on the hooks and the plants on the shelves. Not sure where you put the rake or pots.

53. On this piece of furniture you can find a place to rest.

This one uses a door panel and long shutters. It also includes hooks and a cushioned bench.

This one uses a door panel and long shutters. It also includes hooks and a cushioned bench.

54. A white window with red shutters will make a lovely decoration in your living room.

Guess this is for an antique shop, I suppose. And it has a red wreath to match the shutters, too.

Guess this is for an antique shop, I suppose. And it has a red wreath to match the shutters, too.

55. Got a wooden door you don’t know what to do with? Make a table out of it with legs.

Well, that's one way to repurpose it. Kind of seems plain. But I think it will look nice with a few homey touches.

Well, that’s one way to repurpose it. Kind of seems plain. But I think it will look nice with a few homey touches.

56. With this screen door, you can make a red, white, and blue display you can be proud of.

Well, as long as you are gentle with the screen. But like how they put roses and a wreath of an American flag.

Well, as long as you are gentle with the screen. But like how they put roses and a wreath of an American flag.

57. A front door coat rack can always look nice in red.

This one uses mirrors for the window slots. And it has hooks on each side.

This one uses mirrors for the window slots. And it has hooks on each side.

58. With this door structure, may you find shade in the sun.

Or be dry in the rain. Still, this seems like a very lovely sight in a garden, indeed.

Or be dry in the rain. Still, this seems like a very lovely sight in a garden, indeed.

59. With these large sliding barn doors, you can have a fine looking cabinet.

Seems like this is where all the preserves are in the pantry area. Not sure what's behind those doors, though.

Seems like this is where all the preserves are in the pantry area. Not sure what’s behind those doors, though.

60. With these doors and windows, you have a handy counter top.

However, I highly doubt that this belongs in a kitchen. More like a work station. Not sure about the color either.

However, I highly doubt that this belongs in a kitchen. More like a work station. Not sure about the color either.

61. A window desk always makes an elegant work space.

However, while glass is great for windows, I'm not sure if is a great for a table. Because while it can be strong, it breaks easily.

However, while glass is great for windows, I’m not sure if is a great for a table. Because while it can be strong, it breaks easily.

62. I’m sure this screen door will be quick to remind you.

Because it has a blackboard on it. However, as you write, don't inhale the chalk dust.

Because it has a blackboard on it. However, as you write, don’t inhale the chalk dust.

63. With this door panel, anything could look elegant in navy blue.

Well, this seems like something you'd see in a furniture store. And it has white flowers and red stars for a more patriotic feel.

Well, this seems like something you’d see in a furniture store. And it has white flowers and red stars for a more patriotic feel.

64. A blue door chair is great for setting down plants.

Along with a watering can, apparently. Still, I bet this door was sawed down a bit for the arms.

Along with a watering can, apparently. Still, I bet this door was sawed down a bit for the arms.

65. Out on the porch, a door can be refashioned to make a handy swing.

Well, this looks quite lovely. Like how the cushions go with the seat.

Well, this looks quite lovely. Like how the cushions go with the seat.

66. To avoid water getting out of the shower, this door comes in handy.

Guess the shower curtain here is just for privacy. Not sure if I'd want that in my place.

Guess the shower curtain here is just for privacy. Not sure if I’d want that in my place.

67. With this door panel, you have a rather rustic place for booze.

Then again, you can put almost anything you want on it. Doesn't really have to be booze.

Then again, you can put almost anything you want on it. Doesn’t really have to be booze.

68. A painted window always looks great on a shelf.

Even if it's a small window. And the shelf is a convenient place to store your keys.

Even if it’s a small window. And the shelf is a convenient place to store your keys.

69. A garden table with a window and shutters is always great for plants.

Well, outside anyway. Like how that plant is hanging. Hope the paint doesn't wash off.

Well, outside anyway. Like how that plant is hanging. Hope the paint doesn’t wash off.

70. With fencing, this door will help keep the dogs out.

I have to admit this is pretty clever. Yet, Rover seems to peek through the wire fence just the same.

I have to admit this is pretty clever. Yet, Rover seems to peek through the wire fence just the same.

71. I’m sure this panel can tell you the time of day.

Yes, it's a cabinet door turned into a clock. And it seems to be 10:10 looking at its face.

Yes, it’s a cabinet door turned into a clock. And it seems to be 10:10 looking at its face.

72. These hanging windows will do well with flower planters.

Sure they may not be on houses. But they sure look nice with flowers on them.

Sure they may not be on houses. But they sure look nice with flowers on them.

73. A raised window in the kitchen can always hold your pots and pans.

Well, that's pretty ingenious. Wonder how many pots and pans this holds.

Well, that’s pretty ingenious. Wonder how many pots and pans this holds.

74. Guess this door board can be quick to remind you.

Sure they have blackboards on them. But you can also put sticky notes, on them, too. Just saying.

Sure they have blackboards on them. But you can also put sticky notes, on them, too. Just saying.

75. I’m sure these windows will go well with the shelving.

And so they do. Wonder what the back is made from. An old door panel?

And so they do. Wonder what the back is made from. An old door panel?

76. This door panel seems to be of a flowery disposition.

Because it has a lovely purple flower painted on it. Or is it pink? Does it matter?

Because it has a lovely purple flower painted on it. Or is it pink? Does it matter?

77. Sometimes a window panel can hold a lot of precious memories.

Well, that's a rather clever idea to reuse a window. Hope the pictures could fit in the slots.

Well, that’s a rather clever idea to reuse a window. Hope the pictures could fit in the slots.

78. A window can always use some flowery panes.

According to Pinterest, this was an Etsy listing. Nevertheless, these painted flowers will be around all year round indoors.

According to Pinterest, this was an Etsy listing. Nevertheless, these painted flowers will be around all year round indoors.

79. Looks like a tree is growing outside this window.

Okay, it's a rather small tree. And I'm sure it's not real. But it gives this display character.

Okay, it’s a rather small tree. And I’m sure it’s not real. But it gives this display character.

80. It’s not every day that you see a glass chicken coop.

At first, I could almost mistake it for a modern glass house. Well, if it weren't for the chickens inside.

At first, I could almost mistake it for a modern glass house. Well, if it weren’t for the chickens inside.

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