What do you do when you picked up the wrong “2 of 2″ package for your bookshelf and you are now left with bookshelf doors that don’t fit? Not to mention, you realized this months after the purchase because you were in between a move. Oh and let’s not forget, you threw the receipt away.
So the bookshelf will have no doors, fine. But what about the spare doors? I didn’t want to just throw them away – it seemed like such a waste. So I thought – DIY wall decor project! I decided I would paint out the wood frame and add decorative paper mounted on white bristol board to the back of the door. I didn’t want to spend too much on this so I planned to use leftover furniture paint to paint out the frame. After that, I only needed painters tape, a paint brush, glue, scrapbook paper and white bristol board. Check out the process below…
Door taped out, lightly sanded and ready for painting.
Two coats of paint nearly complete (don’t mind the newspaper…not your average craft station but whatever!)
Cut three panels out of white bristol board for the scrapbook paper background.
Fancy scrapbook paper – but neutral. Can go with many rooms in the home.
After sticking the scrapbook paper on the white board with glue, I mounted each panel to the back of the door. I’m still debating where to place this piece and whether to attach it to the wall vertically or horizontally, or keep it resting on the floor….options!!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Remember before you toss something out, think if there is any potential to do something with it. I still have one more of these doors!