5 Ways to Upcycle Doors from the ReStore

Usually when we look at a door, we only see it for what it is – a door. But, there are many uses for doors that don’t come to us on first glance. If you’re looking for your next super creative DIY project look no further than upcycling a door from the ReStore. Below we’ve listed a few ingenious ideas for your door DIY project.

1.Door Entry Bench


A door entry bench is the perfect place to hang your coats, take off your shoes and store miscellaneous household objects. The Friendly Bench provides instructions on how to create your own door entry bench and you can easily customize the bench design to fit your home’s needs.

2. Corner Door Shelf

corner door shelf

A corner door shelf is an easy way to spruce up any room and give you much needed storage for your smaller items. Craftaholics Anonymous provides step-by-step instructions for creating a corner door shelf and the design is easily customizable to your tastes.

3. Baby Gate

baby door gate

Keeping little ones from getting into areas where they shouldn’t be usually involves installing an unsightly plastic baby gate. A Snap Guide user posted a step-by-step instruction guide on how to use an old door as a baby gate that is not as harsh on the eyes.

4. Bench


This door bench can be used anywhere in your home that you need an extra space to sit and looks fantastic. Love Grows Wild has great advice for how to use every part of a door to create a bench for your home.

5. Outdoor Beverage Station

beverage station

Just in time for summer! Build your own outdoor beverage station out of an old door. A user on Home Talk has a beautiful design for a beverage station that you can customize to your heart’s desire.


5 Ways to Upcycle Tile from the ReStore

At the Mission Valley and Escondido ReStores, there are a large variety of tiles that can be upcycled in cost-effective, creative ways to create beautiful items for your home. Also, feel good doing your DIY tile project knowing that the proceeds of every tile you buy from the ReStore goes towards giving a hardworking, deserving family the opportunity to own their own home.

1.Tile Coasters

Tile Coasters

Use tiles you buy at the ReStore to create your own DIY coasters using scrapbook paper. These tile coasters can be used in your own home or given to someone as a gift. The Cottage Mama Blog  provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to create these beautiful tile coasters.

2. Planter Boxes

planter boxes

Some of the larger tiles you will find at the ReStore can be used to create planter boxes to be used anywhere in your yard. Just glue together 5 large tiles and you have yourself a planter box! Decor It Darling gives you a few tips on what tiles work best for this project and how simple it is to do.

3. Marble Tray

marble tray

Use a marble tile, or really any nice looking tile, and drawer pulls you find at the ReStore to create your own beautiful (and inexpensive) tray. The House of Wood has step-by-step instructions for how to create your own marble tray on the cheap.

4. Ceramic Tile Menu Board


Meal planning is a big thing these days with many families only having time to visit the grocery store once a week. Let your family know what the meals of the week will be with your own ceramic tile menu board. Somewhat Simple has a great example of the simple menu board she made that looks elegant in any kitchen.

5. Mosaic Table Top

mosaic tabletop

Turn your old patio table that might be looking a little raggedy these days a face lift by making it into a mosaic table top! This DIY project requires a little more elbow grease than the othersk, but gives you the opportunity to give your old table a new life. Hub Pages has an extensive step-by-step instruction guide on how to turn your old patio table into a beautiful mosaic table top using upcycled tiles.