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Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Use for an Old Door

Do you remember this pallet cabinet my husband made for me last year?



As you can kind of see, there's a lot of empty space on the wall above the cabinet. I needed something to fill the blank area but also provide a way to display some of my vintage finds.

A few weeks ago my mom gave me an old door that came out of one of their rental houses. I gave it a fresh coat of paint and Nate added three shelves to it using pallet boards. We put it directly behind the pallet cabinet.


We removed the glass insert in the center and I stapled one of my burlap coffee sacks to the back of the door. 

Then it was time for the fun part - filling the shelves - with some of my favorite things.
Namely white ironstone, metal and wood!!















I forgot how much stuff I had stored away waiting for a place to be displayed!


64 comments:

  1. Super cute idea for the door! This is a great display. Pinning! ~ Maureen

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  2. Stopping by from Masterpiece Monday. What a great idea! I can never bring myself to get rid of old windows and doors, so I have several in our basement.

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  3. What great vision you have and I am so glad that you chose to share it on The "Sunday Stop" Party! You now have a very cool area to display. I am door envious :)
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  4. What a fun idea. Good for you because now you get to enjoy all those great vintage items now too. I found you at Joy 2 Journey. Stop over for a visit to Quirky Vistas!
    Liz

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  5. What a great idea and quite attractive!

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  6. Fantastic! The treasures you've added to your new door shelf look like so much fun to arrange. I found you at Make the Scene Monday.

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  7. Wow - what a brilliant job! I really love the idea.

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  8. That is so beautiful! I love all of your goodies that you've displayed. Megan

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  9. great job, I would never have thought of that.
    I am your neighbour at NBTP MM.

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  10. I love how you transformed the old door. What a great idea, and how fun to have those shelves to display your wonderful vintage finds.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Oh how genius is this. I love your shelves and your vignettes on them are fabulous. So much wonderful eye candy. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Your collection is splendid and has wonderful patina.

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  13. Such a beautiful display! I love the old door shelves with the burlap backing - great use of materials!!

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  14. I just found you through Farmhouse Porch and am your newest follower-love your blog! This door to shelf idea is inspired :)
    Susan

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  15. The door...the burlap...the display...stunning! Everything about this project is beautiful. I love the way you used the slanted boards to hold up the pallet shelves rather than just straight or flat brackets, it adds a little extra uniqueness to the shelves. Visiting from Kammy's Korner and now following!

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  16. LOVE the burlap insert♥ I have two doors w/ glass and for the life of me could not think how to repurpose! Thanks for the inspiration♥

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  17. What a brilliant idea - love love love it!
    And gorgeous accessories!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you
    follow back!

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  18. Now isn't that just beautiful???!! I love all your vintage items, and this was a wonderful idea.

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  19. I love how you've styled the shelves. Very nice.

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  20. Wow I love all your stuff!!! I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  21. Fun fun fun!!
    \and so coool!!!

    thanks for sharing it.

    blessings
    barb

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  22. I love it! I seriously looks like a million bucks (as the saying goes)...I have a door, but no pallet cabinet...may have to change that now! :)

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  23. OMGoodness I love your pallet cabinet and how you used that old door! Your display of all your wonderful vintage finds looks great!! I've enjoyed my visit here and have become one of your newest followers. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  24. Awesome! Love reusing things. Coming to you from CowGirl Up!

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  25. Awesome! Love it all :) I'm your newest GFC follower, would love if you'd follow back :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  26. Awesome...love the shelf...and the cupboard! I bet you have fun filling that up :) Laurel

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  27. Looks great and I love all the old stuff.

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  28. What a brilliant use for an old door! It looks great and it's totally functional :-) I'd be thrilled if you'd share this over at my current link party so everyone can see this awesome upcycle! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-5/

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  29. terrific idea!! I have an old door I might do this with..you've inspired me..

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  30. Very cool idea! So lovely with all of your old treasures. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry friday, Melissa!

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  31. What an ingenious idea, Melissa--love it! Am definitely pinning for a future project because it's too clever not to do. Hope you're doing well!

    Erin
    Carolina Country Living

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  32. Your blog is lovely!!!Your newest follower via blog hop! Please follow back!?

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  33. Beautiful--I absolutely adore how you have "merchandised" the shelves. Thanks for linking up.

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  34. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! What a great idea! Also love your displays on the shelves!!

    Tania

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  35. Wow love it!!

    Stopping by via the Feed Me Friday hop, I've signed up for email updates. I have also followed you in all the networks we have in common.

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  36. What a great idea....not only is your door so smart....but your collection is just wonderful. Have a beautiful weekend, Best Wishes, Bobbie

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  37. Love the idea and love your collections for display too! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  38. This is such a clever idea, using a door with shelving. Love the style and result. Super project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    And what an amazing collection you have on display. Love your style.

    Have a great weekend
    Annika

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  39. This is a really cute project. I love what you did. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  40. Hello Friend- You are in today's Saturday spotlight Talent Show. Hugs, jen-COM

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  41. What a great idea--I love the fact that it didn't cost anything--so cool! Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful photos with us--very inspirational!

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  42. I love your idea, great stuff. I also love white ironstone and old kitchen goodies.
    Bernice

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  43. Wow what a neat idea love all of the details in the objects on the shelf too...you are so creative love your style!

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  44. Very pretty and I love your displays with all the vintage goodies!
    THanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  45. Love that shelf and all the old things on it. Looks a bit like my place. I just joined your blog, please stop by my blog and join me too. Read about my life as a farm girl and a lot more.

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  46. Love how you arrange everything looks just beautiful newbie here from Ohio sippin on my morning coffee and enjoying your bog think I may have to make another pot

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  47. Featured you! Come by and grab a button!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  48. What a creative idea with the old door!! It looks beautiful! Great job!! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday! It was great having you and we hope you'll be back next week!! -The Sisters

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  49. Your door looks great! I love all the accessories you have displayed on the shelves. :)
    thanks for sharing at CCC!
    gail

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  50. Love every nook and cranny and everything in between. I am crazy about the wooden crate, tins, and ironstone. Some of my favorites. I hope you'll drop by for a visit and follow me too.

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  51. Love it! Love it! Everything looks so refined and beautiful!
    You sure do have a knack for taking pictures!
    thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower.
    Leticia

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  52. That is a really creative way to reuse an old door! Not only are those shelves functional, they look good too! The burlap sack in the back is a unique way to protect the wall too. Great job!

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  53. Love it all!! Every single little detail...perfect!!

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  54. Great idea! you can always use more display space, lol!

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