simple repurpose of cabinet doors into frames

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
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 a 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 a sawtooth picture frame hanger 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. Hyacinths 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





Mary K. said…
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!
Julie Nichols said…
Hi Mary! This was a fun repurpose, thank you for Sharing!
Maureen said…
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
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you Maureen! Looking forward to seeing all of the projects in your round-up!! Can't wait!
Nancy said…
What a creative imagination! Thanks for posting!
Unknown said…
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
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you so much Jeanette! This was a fun project to make, looking forward to your next round up!