Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Super cool old door turned into a coffee table~

My incredibly nice neighbor and friend Emmie asked me if I'd like to have an old door that she found as she was cleaning out of  her family's garage. I was WAY excited of course because I have been searching for a good old hardwood door for some time now.  I wanted to turn it into a coffee table for the front room. It's big and will work for puzzles, games and make a good foot rest for a lot of people. Plus I just think it looks cool:)  

I had the door sitting in the garage for a week trying to figure out a good way to make a base. I have a few different styles of legs that I've salvaged from other tables, but the styles didn't seem to match the door. When it came down to it, I decided I wanted something similar to the base that was already on my other coffee table...only longer so it wouldn't look weird.  I was thinking about ways to re-create it when I noticed that the base actually comes apart and the middle board is just a 2X4 with a few cuts in the end of it.  SA-WEET!!  I could just replace it with a longer 2X4!!! Way less work than I was anticipating, especially since The Joe made the cuts on the 2X4 for me:) Thanks Love.

I unscrewed the top and took the base apart.

Painted the new, longer 2X4 black to match and put it back together.

This is a pic with the smaller base. My son and Nephews helped me take the hinges off of the door. They love taking things apart. 

I wanted to add a little bit of a personal touch so I created a vinyl stencil.

I sanded off quite a bit of the paint to age it.

I LOVE the hardware on the door!!

I'm so excited and The Joe has mentioned a few times how much he loves it as well. 

Thanks so much for the door Emmie!! You are the best!


  1. Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE THIS! I am SOOOOOO jealous right now!!! I LOVE old doors!!! Great job as always!

  2. Wow! I looks beautiful; what a great combination!


  3. I love this. I have been wanting to do this for awhile now. The stencil really adds needed character to it.


  4. I cant believe this is the same door. It looks amazing!

  5. Love this! What a perfect base too. Drooling...


  6. What a great looking door, I mean -table. Love how personal you made it. Cutest work crew I ever saw.

    My best- Diane

  7. I love the way you personalized your door turned table with your name. Did you use a vinyl cut out or a stencil? I ask because I didn't know you could sand vinyl.
    Great project.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Super cool door! The stencil makes it perfect!

  9. This is amazing! I love it.. I love how you personalized it with your name! What a great idea!

  10. Wow...LOVE how this project turned out! You did an awesome job, as always :)

    ~Michelle :)

  11. So delicious I could eat it right up.

    Um, that means it's awesome. ;)

  12. Wonderful use for the old door, and it looks amazing.

  13. Wow...amazing. You are so talented! I would have never thought of that. Can you come decorate my house?!?!?! :) XOXO

  14. Great coffee table.
    I am a new follower.

  15. I really love this coffee table. I might have to do something similar.

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  17. I love this idea! My parents recently replaced the door on the house I grew up in, and gave me the really old door that was being used. I'm trying to decide what to use it for - maybe I'll go with this idea!


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