Before & After: An Old Door Salvaged and Hung

updated May 6, 2019
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Old doors can be used for many things, but what about using them as, well, a door? That’s what Adrienne of Dream Book Design did: she found a door on the side of the road (for free!) and, after a bit of sprucing, made it work to fit in her existing laundry room door frame. See the ‘After’ and how she did it below:

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)


Adrienne explains that the door they replaced was a generic particle board Home Depot door that lacked character. (They plan to sell that door or use it elsewhere.) The door they found on the side of the road had great bones (solid wood, glass pane) despite its crummy appearance, but after some basic carpentry, a thorough cleaning, a new paint job, glass frosting, and a cool ‘Laundry’ decal, the transformation was complete!

To see the full tutorial on how they got the vintage door to fit in their existing door frame, see more photos and a step-by-step guide at Dream Book Design.

Thanks, Adrienne!