As avid junkers, we have acquired decently sized stashes of salvaged home interior components over the years. This may sound relatable to many of you. 😉 The most common among the pieces we are talking about are discarded cabinet doors, drawer faces, and windows.
Do you have some leftover junk in your garage or basement, too? Here are some fun ideas for bringing life back to those dusty boards!
Let’s start with cabinet doors. We come across these ALL. THE. TIME! Here are a few projects we have done with them…
CHICKEN WIRE & CHALK MEMO BOARD
*Remove the center panel, add some chicken wire and chalkboard paint, and use S-hooks to hang mugs or clothespins for photos or notes!
PATINA GREEN CHALKBOARD
As you can tell, we LOVE the idea of upcycling these doors into writable surfaces. That’s because chalkboard signs can serve MANY different purposes! In addition to offering versatility and flexibility with decorating (change the design with the season!), you can use them for weekly menus, motivational quotes, or special notes to other household members or office mates!
SUMMER CHALKBOARD SERIES
Add a clothespin or cup handle to hold your chalk! ✅ 💯
WEDDING SHOWER SIGN (Before & After)
They also make GREAT wedding decor or gifts!
*This project ( finished in Bone white – General Finishes chalk style paint) is actually a glass paneled cabinet door, but can be completed just as effectively with a window!
WEDDING DESSERT TABLE CHALKBOARD
KID’S ROOM DRAWER FACE CHALKBOARDS
Sometimes you have more than just the drawer face… You can do some awesome things with recovered FULL drawers, too!
ARTIST’S STORAGE SHELF
* This drawer table was made for a very special client to hold all of her paints and sits right next to her canvases. Finished in General Finishes Milk Paint; Drawer is Halcyon Blue, bottom legs and shelf finished in Linen
LIVING SPACE STORAGE SHELF
Another SUPER fun idea for repurposing drawers into tables, is to make a planter! We will show you some of these in a future post. Check back in soon!
Thanks for reading this week’s blog! We would love to see what other fun ideas you all have come up with for your rescued home interior pieces!
Tara and Becca
One last note…
We will be featuring info on many of the photos we post going forward so that you know which colors we used to achieve each look. You can purchase from the link, or head over to our Shop tab to see where to pick up paints for your next salvage project!
Tune in next week on The Upcycle Girls tips on shopping for painted furniture.
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