Door Projects Tour (and Reveals). By Me and Mimi of Blue Roof Cabin!


Have you met my friend Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin? She is pretty incredible! If you haven’t seen her site and projects, you should. She is best at what I am worst at…..wood working!

We are both Washington State DIY bloggers and will be flying together to the Haven conference this coming summer.

We were e-mailing the other day, and realized we were both working on door projects.

So we decided to reveal them together….and throw in a few door projects of the past.

The pics below are of Mimi’s Hall Tree.  I love all of the detail she adds, and her painting is always perfect for every project.

She is currently teaching painting classes at Abundance Vintage in Centralia, WA, where she also has a shop space.


Fantastic right?! I love the mirror and the legs!


…and here is my “door project”.

I eyed this door at the local thrift shop for weeks.

It was only $15 and I kept telling myself NOT to bring a project home….but I eventually gave in.


Just some paint, chalk paint, wax, a little wood detailing and a handle.

I would love to keep it, but my house is full, so this one will be for sale.


Here are some other door projects from the past.

We obviously see potential in old doors!


The Kitchen Island Update by Mimi. Made from old doors!


Salvaged Door Dinning Room Banquet.  Pretty incredible to make all the seating out of old doors!


Re-purposed Bi-Fold Doors into Bookcase.

Here are some “door projects” for my past year of blogging and projects.


Pantry Door Turned Frame


How to Decorate a Bedroom Inexpensively!

The headboard is from a closet that was originally built into the master bedroom. I found the old closet doors in a workroom in our basement.

I re-painted the white paint, but the detailing was light blue and gold. I didn’t even have to repaint that….guess it was meant to be.


How to Create an Inexpensive Focal Wall. Another old door I found in our attic.

Did you enjoy our “door projects” tour?

Hopefully it has inspired you to see old doors in a new way.



  1. Great projects!!!! I love the door!

  2. Great projects!!!! I love the door!

  3. Awesome door projects, all of them! But my absolute favorite must be the one turned art frame, perhaps because it is the most creative one 🙂

  4. I love all of your door projects Katie! How inspirational – your chalkboard door is my fav!!

  5. Katie,
    I love all of these idea. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  6. Love the chalkboard door!! I may have to add that to my project list. Do you ever feel like I’m stalking you? I LOVE your projects!

  7. Wow!!! I admire your creativity! You have inspired me! Thanks for posting this.

  8. Wow, I love your creativity. Thanks for inspiring me!

  9. I adore those bi-fold doors turned into a cabinet. So clever!! I have the doors and wish I had plans so that my husband could do this for me!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
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  10. I a-DOOR all your door projects! Looking great!
    Thanks for sharing – have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. Gee, i’ve seen some of these doors before, but seeing them all together like this makes me want to run right out and scoop up some more old doors! Love the ideas. Have a great week!


  12. That is gorgeous, Katie! And all of the door inspiration? Wow! I want to win the door lottery! lol! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  13. Gonna find me some doors now to diy with! Great collection of door diy’s here Katie! pinned!


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