TST Upcycled Cabinet Door

A while back I found an old oak cabinet door with a leaded glass insert at the thrift store.  I didn’t know what to do with it but I knew something would come to mind eventually.  Sure enough inspiration struck today.

TS price

The cabinet door was only $2.92 at Goodwill.

Removing the hinges

Removing leaded glass

First I loosened the brackets holding the glass in the cabinet door frame.

Glass removal

With the glass out of the cabinet frame I removed the hinges.

Annie Sloan Pure White

I painted out the cabinet frame with Annie Sloan Pure White.   This is the frame after one coat.


After the second coat of paint I took some very fine sandpaper and distressed the frame.

Cabinet Vignette 2.1

The cabinet frame had a knob hole so I glued an old skeleton key to hide the hole and add visual interest.

Cabinet Vignette 3

The plate came from my stash of mismatched dishes.

Cabinet Vignette

Hopefully, I can change out the plate for a more versatile piece.


Do you recognize these dried roses?  They graced my Valentine Mantel earlier this month.  Basically my only cost for this project was the price of the cabinet door.  I already had the paint, sandpaper, key, and plate on hand.

I’m glad you stopped by today to see how I upcycled a discarded cabinet door into a charming piece of art.  Be sure to come back soon and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and if you e-mail me your Pinterest URL, I would love to follow you.  Thanks for visiting!



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  1. Very pretty! I love that leaded glass and I think the plate on top looks great!

  2. I too like the idea of a plate, I would do this in a minuet after seeing yours if I ever find a door like that. I like meat platters and have a few already so I would probably find a way to work them in on an ajoining wall someplace. Wanna sell that door?

  3. Lovely and one of a kind. That’s the joy of repurposing: every finished project is unique.

  4. That turned out lovely! I bought two doors a little while ago. I was going to paint the inside with chalkboard paint. I have a wreath hanging in the middle of one and the other is sitting with my other pile of “to be done”. I like the plate you chose. Very lovely project!!
    Blessings, Diane Popping over from A Stroll Thru Life

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    I love it. What a creative idea. I would never think to hang a plate on it, but it looks fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. That looks great. I love the roses in front of it also….looks so vintage.

  7. Your leaded glass door looks beautiful. What a steal…Wow!! I love using architecturals like that to add interest to a room.
    Mary Alice

  8. What a fabulous makeover. Aren’t you just so happy with it? I love the way you displayed it with your roses. And what a steal at $2.92. Well done.

  9. That is a fabuloua maker!! And the plate hanging in the middle is the perfect touch! Can’t believe the wow factor for under $3!! Have a great weekend! ~Lorraine

  10. Very pretty…………such a nice touch. Thank you for sharing your project. 🙂 Gentle Joy

  11. I really like how this looks painted and with the plate. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  12. This is soo beautiful! I love old glass cabinet doors…I would love to have glass doors in my kitchen!


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