If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’m nuts for the Habitat For Humanity ReStore. It’s a virtual treasure trove of goodies such as cabinet doors, vintage doors, cabinet hardware, vintage windows, paint, stain, etc. – all at rock bottom prices! It’s a DIYer’s dream, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget!
Anyways, over several trips there I’ve purchased several cabinet doors to repurpose into other things, without any real idea at the time of what those other things were going to be… I’m just kinda making it up as I go along. So far I’ve repurposed them in my projects DIY Signs Made From a Cabinet Door, DIY Clipboard Made From a Cabinet Door, DIY Farmhouse Style Chicken Wire Basket Shelf, and just plain DIY Repurposed Cabinet Doors that can be used as a background for wreaths and whatnot. This cabinet door tray is my favorite so far!
Do you like the scale on top of the tray? I got it from Decor Steals!
- Cabinet door
- 2 handles and screws (I used drawer pull handles that I got here).
- Krud Kutter Prepaint Cleaner (where to buy)
- FamoWood Latex Wood Filler (where to buy)
- Felt self-sticking furniture pads (where to buy)
- 1 quart Valspar Chalky Finish Paint in Her Dainties
- 1 pint Valspar Antiquing Glaze
- 1 paint Valspar clear Sealing Wax
- Paint and wax brushes
- Soft cloth rags
- Screwdriver or drill
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This is the cabinet door I repurposed. As you can see it was already painted and was pretty dirty. I used Krud Kutter Prepaint Cleaner (where to buy) to clean all the dirt and gunk off. Krud Kutter always makes cleaning dirty cabinet doors a snap and gets them really clean!
Once the cabinet door was clean, I used FamoWood Latex Wood Filler (where to buy) to fill in the hole where the door pull used to be. I like FamoWood Latex Wood Filler because it’s super easy to use and dries in 15 minutes so I can move on to painting without having to wait too long, because who has time for that?
I only had to use one coat of paint on the cabinet door since it had been previously painted. If it wasn’t painted beforehand, I’d have to use 2-3 coats depending on how dark the wood was.
After allowing the paint to dry thoroughly, I lightly distressed the cabinet door, and then working in sections applied a coat of glaze with a paint brush and removing the excess with a soft cloth while I worked. Once it was thoroughly dry, I applied a coat of clear sealing wax, again removing the excess with a soft cloth while I worked and allowing it to dry thoroughly.
I drilled in the screws with my handy BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver. It is so lightweight, but powerful enough for all my DIY projects. And it’s so lightweight! My general contractor husband is always borrowing it from me despite having his own supposedly better drills.
I applied the self-sticking felt furniture pads (where to buy) to the back of the cabinet door-turned-tray to keep it from scratching any of the surfaces I placed it on.
All done! Ain’t it pretty? I just love how it turned out!
I hope you enjoyed my DIY farmhouse tray from a repurposed cabinet door! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!