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17 Brilliant Ways To Transform A Broken, Old Screen Door Into An Amazing Home Addition

by Ariana Seigel
Ariana lives in NYC but grew up in FL. She loves comedy, strong coffee, and impromptu performances by the mariachi bands on the subway.

I love upcycling projects that repurpose an old, junky item into a totally gorgeous and one-of-a-kind new piece for my home.

The idea of taking furniture that was once thought to be unusable and giving it new life with a cool DIY project is incredibly impressive  like with this old cable spool that was creatively transformed into an upscale bar table.

And when I discovered what DIY-ers across the internet were doing with their old screen and storm doors, I was absolutely blown away!

There are a seemingly endless number of ways to take a rusting outside door and turn it into a home addition straight out of your favorite magazine, with DIY chalk message boards, unique pieces of art, and repurposed armoire doors.

Rather than throwing away their old storm doors, these DIY-ers gave them a few coats of fresh paint, and suddenly the sky was the limit!

Which of these screen and storm door upcycles would you want in your home? Let us know in the comments.

Thumbnail source: Flickr / Kool Cats Photography

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Transform an old screen door into an adorable chalkboard paint message board.

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A salvaged screen door can be easily reimagined as a display stand for artwork.

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Build a rustic new door for your pantry that’s sure to impress company.

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Prop a screen door against a patio wall and use it as a decorative shelving space.

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You can even build the coziest laundry hamper out of those old screen doors.

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A junked screen door easily transforms into a handy grocery list wall.

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A piece of art can be beautifully created with an old screen door and some imagination.

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These door frames, when painted white and attached to the wall, become an adorable place for people to hang their coats.

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This Pinterest user created a whole new life for her old screen door, which is almost as beautiful as the flowers it holds.

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The frame of this door makes a stunning space for both writing chalkboard messages and checking your makeup.

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Mounting your door on the wall is another way to add a homey touch to your living room.

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A cozy spot in the kitchen breathes new life into this old screen door frame, and gives the kitchen a lovely rustic feel.

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A vintage door propped against a fence is the perfect spot to hang your hat while gardening in the backyard.

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An old storm shutter panel can be transformed into a cute welcome sign for wedding guests on your special day.

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Old shutters can be upcycled to become a gorgeous and rustic addition to any linen closet.

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You can easily deconstruct those old screen doors, swapping gorgeous lace for the original rough netting, adding a delicate touch.

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Add an antique screen door to the entryway and totally upgrade your bedroom.

Upcycling old screen and storm doors is a simple (and affordable) DIY project that’s sure to transform your living space.

Have you ever upcycled a junked item in your house? Let us know in the comments.

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