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simple repurpose of cabinet doors into frames

March 30, 2017

Hi friends, I'm so glad you are here!  Today I am sharing a simple repurpose project using cabinet doors.  Did you know cabinet doors can be repurposed into frames?  I used two doors from an unused china hutch to make these cute frames.

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For this repurpose you will need:

Cabinet doors
Wood Stain or Paint
Rag to apply the stain
paint brush
Wood Filler
Sawtooth picture hangers
Double sided tape
Pictures to put inside your frames


How to make the frames:

Remove all of the hardware and sand the cabinet doors with fine-grit sandpaper.  I sanded the outer part only because the picture will be placed in the middle covering it up.

I used wood filler to cover the holes.  I plan on reattaching the knobs so I didn't fill in those holes. 

I used Varathane wood stain on the part I sanded.  The color is called Sunbleached.  You can purchase it HERE   I didn't sand the middle part of the doors because that is where the pictures will be placed.  After I finished staining the frames the middle looked unfinished, so I painted it.  So glad I picked this sample up for 50 cents!   

I used sawtooth picture frame hangers on the back of the frames. 

And double-sided tape to hold my pictures in place.

I cleaned the knobs with a baking powder and vinegar solution, then I reattached the knobs to the frame. 

I chose two of my own photographs to put in the frames. Hyacinth's, are one of my favorite spring flowers, I love them for their fragrance and delicate blooms. When I go grocery shopping I usually pick one or two up for my home.


I hung the frames above my mantel to give it some spring love.





I found this key at Michaels Craft Store and hung it from the knob.  


A pretty seashell hangs from this frame.


I hope you enjoyed this repurpose!

Click on the links to see more repurpose projects using cabinet doors





  1. This is such a pretty repurpose! Love how you transformed the cabinet door frames. And I would not have guessed that's what they were by just looking at them! Sharing!

    1. Hi Mary! This was a fun repurpose, thank you for Sharing!

  2. Now you have my creative juices flowing! What a great project. I will be sharing this in my next weekend round-up!!
    Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles

    1. Thank you Maureen! Looking forward to seeing all of the projects in your round-up!! Can't wait!

  3. What a creative imagination! Thanks for posting!

  4. This is so beautiful, and your photography is stunning! Love your imagination!! Sharing today on @Snazzy Little Things, thanks so much for linking up last week. Look forward to seeing more of your posts during my next round up! <3

    1. Thank you so much Jeanette! This was a fun project to make, looking forward to your next round up!


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