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6 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Your Old Garage Door

Are you planning to replace your current garage door? If yes, you might be scheduling a dump trip to dispose of your old garage door. Well, it’s time to rethink that. Your old garage door could be the next statement piece in your house.

We’ve come up with different ways to repurpose your old garage door into a beautiful masterpiece.

Inside the Home

Often, you wouldn’t think of bringing your garage door into your home, but these creative DIY projects demonstrate otherwise.

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1. A Rustic Headboard for Your Bed

Refurbishing your old garage door into a headboard will add a unique touch to your plain bed. You can even go as far as creating an entire bed frame if you want! This DIY tutorial will teach you how to transform an old door into a headboard. Just prop up your old garage door behind your bed to create something like this.


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2. A Decorative Hanging Display

This DIY tutorial will show you how to repurpose a panel from your old garage door into a decorative hanging display. If your old garage door has glass panels, you can level up this hanging display into a fancy picture frame.


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3. A Beautiful Entry Shelf

If your old garage door has window accents on it, this DIY project will help you turn it into a stunning shelf for your entryway or narrow hallways. Simply add decorative corbels to the window panel, give it a new paint job, and voila! — behold a beautiful shelving piece your guests will talk about.


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4. A Unique Kitchen Table

Transform your old garage door into a beautiful kitchen table for the whole family. This DIY tutorial has an excellent step-by-step instructions that will guide you from start to finish. This project can be expensive and requires a decent amount of work, but the finished product will be worth it.


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Outside the Home

Garage doors are very durable, built to withstand harsh external elements like heat, rain, and wind. Why not convert yours into a decoration for the backyard?

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5. Lovely Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a simple DIY project to convert your old garage door into inexpensive and attractive raised garden beds. With basic equipment and a bit of creativity, your garden will be ready for your lush florals and foliage.


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6. A Shabby Chic Bench

Thick, heavy-duty garage door panels make for the best bench material. This DIY tutorial will help you build a bench out of your old garage door. The finished product will look like a fancy, antique piece—without the expensive price tag— while providing a functional seating space for your guests.


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An old garage door doesn’t need to go to the dump. With some of resourcefulness and ingenuity, there are endless possibilities to create. Be sure to always observe safety precautions and follow instructions carefully to avoid injuries or accidents.

Now that you’ve repurposed your old door, are you ready for a new garage door? From delivery to garage door installation, we can make it happen. Contact your nearest NationServe location, get a product quote, learn more about our Wayne Dalton garage doors, or request a service call today.

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