Cabinet Door to Organizer

From Cabinet Door to Organizer

Today I’m sharing a super easy way to upcycle an old cabinet door. This project is easy and cheap!  And what’s better than cheap and easy?  I mean, when you’re talking DIY, of course.  🙂

A few weeks ago, my mom and I came upon a yard sale where the homeowner was selling a pantry cabinet for $10. It had been part of his built-in kitchen cabinets so it was configured a bit weird on one side.

We really wanted the doors, but not the cabinet. So we sweet talked the guy into taking the doors off and selling them to us he he he. We still paid $10, but for four doors, it was still a bargain.

Here’s what I started with:



And here is my cheap and easy upgrade:

From Cabinet Door to Organizer


I’m using this to hang  jewelry, but you could use it for coats, towels, keys, and so much more!

To make this I gathered my supplies:

From Cabinet Door to Organizer


  • Cabinet door (painted, I used my DIY chalk paint)
  • Hanging hooks (I ended up adding a glass knob to the mix for a little bling)
  • Pretty scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • A well used, but favorite brush or foam brush
  • Hanging brackets (not pictured)


I cut the scrapbook paper to fit the  inside panel of the cabinet door.

Next, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the inside panel. Then,working quickly, I applied the Mod Podge to the back of each piece of paper and attached them to the panel, smoothing out the air bubbles with a straight edge as I went.



I applied two more coats of Mod Podge, waiting fifteen minutes between each coat.

I gave the rest of the coat a light sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax. Here you can see where the knob hole was. I think it adds a bit of character…

From Cabinet Door to Organizer


The fun part was adding the hooks and a glass knob.  Add some sawtooth hanging brackets on the back and you’re good to go!

From Cabinet Door to Organizer



From Cabinet Door to Organizer

I did this little project in just a couple of hours. Cheap, easy, and quick! 🙂

From Cabinet Door to Organizer



From Cabinet Door to Organizer


This was supposed to be for the Christmas Market, but I really like it!

From Cabinet Door to Organizer


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  1. This is so cute! I wish I had a space in my house for one!

  2. So cute Christy! I have a few cabinet doors hanging around in my stash right now… thanks for the inspiration! Sharing on my facebook tomorrow. Have a great week!

  3. This is soo cute! LOVE the redo! 🙂

  4. I love the way you take ordinary pieces and turn them into such unique items. You gots skillz! 😛

  5. I love this project! Gosh even I could do this! Now I’m going to look for doors!

    • Thanks, Gillian! This would be great even in a bathroom or in the entry way to catch coats and bags. You can proabably find doors at the Habitat Restore if you have one in your area. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, they make my day! 🙂

      • I’m in Australia, so don’t have a Habitat store, but there are similar stores, and even demolition yards, which will have old ones, I may even find some nice hooks 🙂

  6. Great “little” project, Christy…I’d keep it too! Think I’ll make one for myself. 🙂

  7. Friend! This is seriously SO beautiful! I love the transformation! Great, great job. Hope you had a wonderful Monday!

    ~Abby =)

    • Thanks, Abby! I thought this would be perfect to save for our thrifty upcycle, but I needed to get a post out. I babysat my very energetic nieces today, so I’m looking forward to a quiet Tuesday! 🙂 Hope your day was great! 🙂

  8. found you at the link party. love this idea. tutorial will be helpful. visit denisedesigned as well and like, follow and comment on fb, pinterest and blog as well. doing the same for you!

  9. So creative and pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Love this idea and new follower on Pinterest!

  11. No wonder you want to keep this one for yourself! It is so cute. Of course, the colors that you used are my favorites! I hope to join your September party. I have GOT to get a calendar to keep track of all the fun fall “goings on”

  12. I got 2 FREE cabinet doors from a friend of mine…but they have an arch at the top so I can’t turn them sideways. But I’m thinking signage for the basement bar area…

    I’m LOVING the paper and knobs!!!


  13. What a great use of an old cabinet door! I’d love for you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party at Have a great weekend!

  14. This is totally awesome! I love the colors that you used and it’s just so fun! Our link party starts tomorrow morning and I would love to have you share it there!

    Have a good one!

  15. Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! I featured YOU today! Please stop over and grab a button! xo Cheryl

  16. What a great and inexpensive craft! I love how it adds such feminine personality to the room.
    I would love it if you could link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Our readers love to see unique recipes like this! Thank you & have a great week!

  17. Great repurpose! Featured you today from the Whimsy Wednesday Link Party!! Thanks for sharing!


  18. Looks great! I’m hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!

  19. We are currently having our kitchen cabinets refaced. I knew I wanted to repurpose the drawers and doors, so
    I confiscated doors, drawers, and hardware before the cabinet guy arrived. My plan was to use the drawers within the cabinets for pull-out organization, and the doors would become trays. I thought I would dress up the drawer fronts with scrapbook paper.
    Tonight, I came across your site. It was fate! I can coordinate scrapbook papers on all three projects: drawers, trays, and knob-and-hook organizer! Perfect!
    Thanks for sharing your project and providing inspiration!
    (PS Your sectional makeover is AMAZING!!!)


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