DIY Storage from Repurposed Cupboard Doors

Mama on a mission here! I am a driven person, if you haven’t figured that out yet. mwahaha…and my workshop is getting an overhaul like noneother. Destashing the stash feels oh so good (and makes room for new, of course. tsk). I have had a small set of cupboard doors left over from from this pile of kitchen remodel goodness since forever and they finally are getting new life today. Time for some DIY storage!

Pile of Repurposed Goods Before DIY Storage | Prodigal Pieces |

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Now, aside from the cupboard doors, you see a pair of bin pulls I yanked off a cheapie chest of drawers, and a pair of sofa legs from a curbside haul. So, I bet you’re now like…weird. hahaha…

Yes, I am slightly crazy, and that is okay because that is how we get to the end result of DIY storage. Stay with me here, k?

In order to get the completed vision I had in my head I needed to also grab some wood from my stash. Since I needed to make all these pieces fit together I had to use a dado blade on my table saw to make the edges look like this…a dado cut.

Dado Blade used to Make a Dado Cut by Prodigal Pieces |

Once I have the pieces ready, I slap on some wood glue and then use my favorite nailer to nail it all together.

Using Ryboi AirStrike Nailer to Build DIY Storage | Prodigal Pieces |

After that I cut those couch legs to length and then added them to the bottom of my storage box to give it some height and character. Here is is in the rough.

Building a DIY Storage Box by Prodigal Pieces |

Just needs a little paint to make it all gel, right? I used the same color as my kitchen cabinets – Slate Green by Glidden.

Painting Repurposed Storage Box | Prodigal Pieces |

After I used a couple coats of paint and my favorite Zibra brush, I let it cure. As soon as it was all cured, I added those bin pulls to the sides using my drill to not only make new holes, but attach the pull.

Then, using FrogTape, my square brush, and some of the linen color from this post, I created some grain sack stripes. You can use my tutorial to do the same HERE.

Adding Grain Sack Stripe to DIY Storage Box | Prodigal Pieces |

Last, but not least, I used Olde World Numbers Stencil to add a bit of whimsy. You can see how I’ve made use of that same stencil in these projects. Fun!

And here is my DIY storage all finished…

Repurposed Cabinet Doors into DIY Storage Box by Prodigal Pieces |

I decided to showcase this cutie in my bathroom with TP and towels, but really it could go anywhere.

Upcycled Cabinet Doors Turned Storage Box by Prodigal Pieces |

My youngest son saw it complete and sitting and empty and asked, “What’s that?” I told him simply, “A box”. He then began to list all of the stuff it could be used for…books, Legos, laundry, plants…he got the idea!

I love how this turned out!  As tempting as it is to keep it, I have decided to offer it up in my shop.

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Build Your Own Storage Box out of Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Prodigal Pieces |

Oh, and if you would like to have the tutorial on making that bathtub tray, just head over here for the DIY.

Overhead View of DIY Bathtub Tray and DIY Storage by Prodigal Pieces |

You know I have fun creating and my goal is to inspire you to do the same. There is nothing like making your house your home with a little DIY spirit.

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Up next from the stash, I’ll be showing you what I created with these items. Know what they are?

Repurposed Parts from Table and Bed | Prodigal Pieces |

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More projects to help you create DIY storage:

Farmhouse Entry Storage Build Plans and DIY with Thrifted & Dollar Store Finds by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comSame DIY Storage Bin 5 Different Ways with Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces |

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  • Carol

    Love love this project and will definitely be making my own!!

    March 16, 2017 at 7:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful to hear, Carol! Thank you. 🙂

      March 16, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • gwen

    so cute and i love the color! will keep this in mind during OUR kitchen remodel, scheduled to start this spring!

    March 16, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Gwen. It has been in my kitchen for about 4 years now and I haven’t tired of it yet. I hope your kitchen goes well!

      March 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • liz

    You are so creative. I love it.

    March 16, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Marie|The Interior Frugalista

    Very clever cabinet door repurpose – love it! So cute that your son knew exactly all the things it could be used for.

    March 16, 2017 at 11:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      He caught me off guard, but is seriously one of the most inquisitive kids I know.

      March 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    Love that box, Larissa! Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing with the posts, since I have some very similar. Hey…. do you know what type of paint I’d use on a basket ? I’m guessing spray paint because it will get into the weaving better, but what kind ? Have you painted many baskets ?

    March 16, 2017 at 9:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Patty! Yes, spray paint and I usually use Rustoleum 2X. Love that stuff.

      March 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    Cuteness overload Larissa!!

    March 17, 2017 at 6:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, girl! 😀

      March 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Melissa Griffin

    Great job and a new spin on the door up-cycle.

    August 19, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
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