Before & After: From Old Door to New Bookcase

published Aug 25, 2011
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I’ve been trying to come up with a pun on this door-to-bookcase project — you know, something like opening the door to a new bookcase or some such cleverness. But, well, as you can tell by that sentence alone, i have not had much success. So let’s just make it simple: this project is totally rad!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

I love a project that re-imagines stuff that would have otherwise been bound for the junk heap. And Gail, from the blog My Repurposed Life, is the queen of such projects! This time, she has turned an old wood door into a stunning new bookcase.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

It took a lot of work and some mad skills but I love what Gail was able to do with an old door. In addition to reusing the door, Gail was also able to find the paint and primer in the ‘oops’ area at Home Depot so the entire project was super cheap.

Gail provides a thorough post on the project, including a number of photos of the process of building the shelves, on her blog — My Repurposed Life.