Repurposed Louver Door Wall Art

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Do you ever have one of those projects that keeps taunting you? Like, when you walk by it keeps begging you to do something and even whispers, “Why are you taking so long??” That’s when I want to scream back at it and say, “I haven’t decided on THE BEST use yet! sigh… However, ladies and gents, today is a momentous day, not because of what I created, but that I finally got time to do it. Now, let me show you what I did with this repurposed louver door set that had been staring me down for months, if not years.

Leftover Louver Doors Before Repurposing by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you’ve been around for a bit, almost a year ago exactly, I showed you what I created with the upper half of this door set. Remember my kitchen island cart? You can read the full post over here.

Repurposed Kitchen Island Cart Made from Reclaimed Parts available at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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The bottom half of those doors have been mulled in my mind a thousand times what to use them for. However, it wasn’t until I found these hooks on clearance at the craft store recently that got me inspired. Even the clerk couldn’t believe I found them and found a set of four. SCORE!!

Fleur de Lis Wall Hooks for Home Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Needless to say, I was not only excited to get those for a good price, but to FINALLY have a vision for these repurposed louver door set. God is so good to send me these sweet blessings.

First up, I grabbed some weathered wood from my stash. Here’s what you’re looking at: (1) posts from my garden leftover from my other butcher block cart I created, (2) the louver doors, and (3) a bit of fencing from the neighbor. Yes, I made JC walk down and grab the door they set out for trash. It even had rusty hinges on it. {{gasp!}} You should have seen the look he gave me. I whispered to him… “Trashure…”.

Dry Fit Repurposed Louver Door Wall Art | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To begin, I cut it all up with my miter saw and here it is dry-fit and ready to go. You may be wondering how it’s all going to be put together. Well, that is made easy-peasy with one of my favorite tools, the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.

Adding Pocket Holes to Louver Door Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I add them to one side of each louver door, and then connect using my drill. This makes that seam nice and tight.

Attaching Louver Doors Together | prodigalpieces.com

Last, I created pocket joints to all the reclaimed wood too. Here it is all assembled and looking at the back.

Assembled Louver Door Wall Art | prodigalpieces.com

Since it’s hard to get the jist from the photo up above, I created this pic below so you could get a better view of it. I added an arrow to show you each spot I added a pocket hole. I wasn’t kidding that the Kreg Jig is da bomb and why I my motto is #toolsoverjewels.

Pocket Hole Joint Diagram for Repurposed Louver Door Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Notice some have double joints to keep the pieces from turning, and added keyhole hanger hardware for wall mounting. But…isn’t that cool? Oh, and I had the best little helper clamping and un-clamping all the pieces for me. My littlest daughter was delighted to get to play with mama’s toys. I love it!

To finish it all up all I needed to do was give the louvers a fresh new coat of paint. That was easily done with my Triangle Brush and one of my favorite Dixie Belle paints, Cotton. I’ve used that gorgeous white in the past in these posts.

Zibra Triangle Paint Brush and Dixie Belle Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint for Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The Triangle Brush is a dream for louvers. The bristles are shaped to just glide up and in. No brush strokes or drips. See it in action in my other posts HERE.

Painting Louver Doors is a Breeze with the Zibra Triangle Brush by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Here is my vision complete and ready to go.

DIY Repurposed Louver Doors Made into Beautiful Reclaimed Wall Art with Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Repurposed Coat Rack Made of Louver Doors and Reclaimed Wood by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Because the weathered fencing was begging for something to be added to it, I hand-painted one of my favorite scripture verses from Joshua 24: 15. Reminds me of my grandparents who had this verse on their dining room wall, and a proud statement I hold dear in my own household.

Rustic Chic Coat or Towel Rack with As for Me and My House We Will Serve the Lord | by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The Fleur de Lis hooks add such charm and function to my repurposed louver door wall art. I am delighted to say that you can purchase this from my shop. I can’t wait to see it go to a new home and create memories for a family.

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Farmhouse Chic Coat or Towel Rack Made with Reclaimed Wood by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

As a result, it sure does pay off to let something speak to you for a while. This repurposed louver door set now has a glorified new life, I hope you love them as much as I do!

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 Farmhouse Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
Do pin and share this project to inspire others to not give up when an idea doesn’t always strike when you want it to. Trash can talk  – just sometimes we just need to listen.

Who would have thought repurposed louver doors could look so good? Larissa of Prodigal Pieces made a functional and stylish coat or towel rack perfect for your home. Come get the DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next is Trash to Treasure Tuesday, and this thrifted Mid Century Modern set is about to get updated. Woot! See the after over HERE.

Mid Century Modern Dining Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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14 Comments

  • Frances Batson

    I love love it. No wall space for it. I down sized and can not find a wall to hang it on. Ugh!

    March 8, 2018 at 8:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I feel the same. I have no walls, but lots of windows. A trade. 🙂

      March 8, 2018 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Amy

    That is absolutely Gorgeous!!

    March 8, 2018 at 8:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much for the smile, Amy. 🙂

      March 8, 2018 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Jessie

    You have the most amazing thrift stores where you are. I NEVER find something like that table set where I am! The chair back shape is so nice!

    March 8, 2018 at 10:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You caught me off guard as I was like…table?? hahaha…yes just finished it up and ready to share next week. Can’t wait!

      March 8, 2018 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Minnie McCoy

    Oh wow, such a sweet creation!
    I love coming to your place to visit and see what you have to share. It’s always such a treat.
    I know what you mean about your stash. I have things that have been sitting around for the longest time. But…it just hasn’t told me yet what it wants to be. My sons think poor ol ma has gone crazy when I say things like that but my daughters in-law always know I will figure it out and a good deal of time they want me to show them how to do the same thing.
    Anyway you never disappoint! Have fun in the junk’n!
    Blessings to you
    Minnie

    March 8, 2018 at 11:43 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Pure delight to hear, Minnie. Thank you so much for the sweet hug and smile. Same to you!

      March 8, 2018 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Kristina

    I absolutely adore this! I love that you have been added your our personal artwork to your projects lately. Keep up the inspiration Larissa!

    March 8, 2018 at 4:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Kristina. Fun to do. I do add my own almost every time, just in different ways. Hugs to you! 😀

      March 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Mary-The Boondocks Blog

    Larissa I had no idea where you were going with this one but I knew it would be great. And I was not wrong. It is the perfect piece of art to greet you when you first walk in the door.

    March 9, 2018 at 4:20 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re so kind to say so, Mary. My mind works in weird ways, I know. JC had no idea what I was doing either. haha!

      March 11, 2018 at 3:28 am Reply
  • Marie

    So worth the wait – when inspiration strikes, it really strikes – just lovely!

    March 10, 2018 at 1:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Had to do something with them. Time to update my stash! 😀

      March 11, 2018 at 3:31 am Reply

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