Corner shelves from old doors

February 27th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
19 users recommend

back to back
Black and white - fun display now in a funky store!
The white one now on display
The final product. I need them both in my house AND for any shows I do. They look fabulous in the corners of my tent for display!
Step 1 - saw the door in half and renail back together. BIG HUGE FAT STINKIN TIP.........  before you nail it together - put it in the actual corner you plan on using it. Youll find that a lot of houses dont have prefectly level floors, and making it level in the back yard, doesnt mean it will sit level in the house. I have another tip later in the details....
Here she is. All sealed and dapped
Step 2 - add corner round, or quarter round, whatever term you use for these little pieces of trim haha! Im tired of the battle of terminology with these. I just call them trim that fits in corners. I decided to run it up the centre of the door to hide the gap caused by the paneling in the old door. And then of course I dapped erup no need to for any touchups later after you paint it and discover  light from the nearby window or lamp is letting some creep through and expose the *gasp* flaw
Next, look for something fun to create a roof on your shelf. I wanted one so I could put a plant up there. I suppose it isnt necessary, but meh, thats how I roll! I chose to use the top of a dresser I ripped apart on another project. I liked the edging of it!
See! Bueno!
Next - pick scraps of wood laying around to use as the corner shelves. Youll notice I chose two different options for shelves. This version and then of course just a few pieces of scrap 2 x 4 s for a random stepping effect. ( The random one sold on me before I got to use it)
Then I painted the base colours. I was thikning of doing a crackle effect on one, shabby on another and one straight black. But of course I changed my mind! OF COURSE! Other tip - I chose to leave the original hinges and doorknobs on for two reasons.... however, if you are using them in your home, you need to remove the knob on the backside or else it wont fit flush to your wall. The hinges I left on so when I do eventually bring it indoors, I can either A - use them to secure the door to the wall so it wont tip over, or B - hang jewellery off them, it all depends on what room its going in.
back to back

back to back

Some of the most fun I have is when I find I personally need something in my own home. And I needed Corner shelves. Voila - here they are. They are pretty quick and easy to make - it's choosing the paint and waiting for it to dry that is time consuming. Oh and of course waiting for the dap to dry. But I created them to use when I am a vendor at shows, and then one for my bathroom. Which means - I will likely just sell it hahaha! I never keep anything!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Door Corner Shelves
posted in: member junk, mudroom, game room, paint

Comments (7)

PlentyPlace writes: This would be perfect for a shop display, too. Nice job! Posted: 1:38 pm on January 22nd
Patrix Junktiques writes: Jasmin:what are you using to hold the shelves in place?
Posted: 3:43 pm on March 26th
BillyJo writes: I love using doors. I love the corner idea. They look marvelous, unique and one of a kind. Supper job. Thanks BillyJo
Posted: 1:48 pm on March 9th
snelson4778 writes: Great Job! I wish my old doors were done like that! Posted: 11:18 am on March 7th
CottageElements writes: These would make any store or home look so much cooler. You could probably make them collapsible, too, by adding hinges to both the sides and the selves so they'd be easier to travel with them. Great job!

Lani Posted: 4:21 pm on March 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Beautiful! I'm immediately drawn to a vendor's booth when the background pulls you in...this does it.

Posted: 1:05 am on March 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Jasmin -- you rule! As usual. Another great project and fantastic how-to steps and some time-saving tips. I like these because they would be really easy to move around at the booth, home or wherever. Nice! Posted: 6:22 am on March 2nd
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.