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March 15, 2012

Antique Window Screen & Old Door Cabinet

Making something from almost nothing is what I love to do most.
This project came together when I saw the screens were the exact same size as the door.
A lot of the work was already done for me.

I used a table saw to split the door evenly down the center and
permanently attached the back screen to each side panel of the door.

Once that was done, I used scrap wood to
make the shelves.
They are attached from the outside with a nail gun.

I removed the old door hardware and added a hook latch
to keep the front door closed.

I was able to salvage the original door hinges to add the screen to the
door panel.
It easily swings open to access the inside storage.

I did absolutely nothing to the old wood as I wanted to keep
it as original as possible.  After all if you are going to repaint or redo,
why not just use new wood.

I added trim molding around the base along with
four industrial metal wheels.

My old white clay pots look great inside, but it could also store
linens, kitchen items, kid's stuff....
whatever you want.

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  1. Hi Jana,
    You amaze me with your multiple talents. Building furniture, making beautiful upholstered cushions, creating lovely clothing and on and on. How in the world do you find the time.......
    Love this piece, it's so perfect and meets every need for total shabby love.


  2. love it!!!
    great job.
    barbara jean

  3. Jana- What an amazing piece. I love it and it just makes me want to touch it! What a great job you did here! xo Diana

  4. Awesome idea! Now I know how to build my pantry cabinet!!


  5. Jana,
    LOVE it! Isn't it great when it all comes together! This (I think) is my first visit...loved your crib-turned daybed!

  6. You really are amazing, Jana! Everything you do is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

  7. Love it! So glad you left the wood chippy :) Laurel

  8. What a great cabinet. Love the old screen and door combination!
    Mary Alice

  9. HI! I found your wonderful blog through Feathered Nest Fridays! Love the screen/door cabinet! This would be perfect for storing items in my office/studio so I will be on the look-out for an old door and some screen windows! I love creating new things from old ones! I am now following and am looking forward to reading more great posts and admiring more photos! Please feel free to stop by and see me too! Hugs, Leena

  10. How cute, so many ways you could use this in any room, really creative.

  11. I loved the cabinet with the screen door. I have some and will be making cabinets,thanks to you and your ideas. Great job.
    Betty Whatley

  12. Great idea and it opens up lots of other ideas for old doorsas well.


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