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How To Repurpose Cabinet Doors Into Picture Frames

Oh hi long lost friends! It’s been quiet ’round here this week. How’ve you been?

The gallery wall I just installed in our basement is the one of many I have done in our houses over the years, and the third gallery wall in this house alone.

Kitchen wall…….

And the living room with old black & whites.

How many gallery walls in one house is too many? I say, create however many groupings that make you happy. It’s your house 🙂

When I was pulling together the travel wall for our basement, I wanted to mix up sizes and shapes of the frames, while making the grouping cohesive with the same color frames (black). I also intentionally used colored photos on this wall for a big pop of fun color in this room. There’s plenty of room to add more photos over the years, and that is by design too.

When I painted our kitchen cabinets three years ago, I removed a few of the doors for a little open shelving action…..

and always thought the doors would be fun to use for a sign or something interesting.

Fast forward to the basement gallery wall.

The paneled doors made great chunky frames. I simply spray painted the cabinet doors black, trimmed photos to fit, and mounted them to the top of the panel with a glue stick. To give them a more finished look, I added gold foil photo corners. I love how the gold pops against the black.

The long doors were great for filling in awkward spaces.


The self-adhesive mounting corners can be found at Michaels or AC Moore, or on Amazon.
So there you have it – a quick and easy way to repurpose cabinet doors and a way to add some interest to your gallery wall!
Have a wonderful day folks!

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Vel Criste

Friday 15th of November 2013

I didn't know you were a gallery wall guru Lisa!! Love them all!!! And that cabinet door idea is brilliant - re-purposing items around the home is great especially if it can be done beautifully just like you did! Have a great weekend!

Tracy Laverty

Friday 15th of November 2013

I love your gallery walls. Great ideas!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

Thursday 14th of November 2013

such a great idea, lisa!


Thursday 14th of November 2013

You are amazing and have some of the best ideas. I need some of your creativity in my life.

Calypso In The Country

Thursday 14th of November 2013

Great idea! Love the gallery walls!-Shelley