DIY Shutter Door with Basket Storage

Date
Mar, 11, 2015

So today is supposed to be Monthly DIY Challenge day, but unfortunately life got in the way for most of my bloggy friends who participate. Except for me and my girl Katie from Little House of Four, so we decided to post anyway 🙂 This month’s theme was Doors.

DIY SHUTTER DOOR WITH BASKET STORAGE

DIY Shutter Door

My original idea was to find a small piece of furniture I could make some mini sliding barn doors for; but I never found one and they were never made. I’ll tuck that idea into my back pocket 😉

So my next idea was to find a cupboard or shutter door and add some storage elements to it and turn it into a fun decor piece.

The search for said door proved to be quite tricky. I searched high and low and could not find one anywhere! Until I headed to my local Habitat Restore. Jackpot.

Shutter Door Makeover

Wanna know a secret? This guy is actually plastic. Amazing what a little paint can do huh?

Speaking of paint, I was out of my Old White supply from Annie Sloan® and remembered that they started selling Folk Art Chalk Paint in the craft stores. I picked some up at A.C. Moore while I was out running some errands. You seriously can’t beat the $7.99 price. Throw in a 40% coup and it’s practically free 😉

Chalk Paint

I originally planned on using the Castle underneath the Sheepskin because I wasn’t sure how the purple would look peeking through, but I ended up just going with the Sheepskin.

After applying 3 coats and distressing the door it was time to attach my baskets. I got them from Hobby Lobby but wasn’t feeling the color so I spray painted them.

Spray Painted Baskets

To attach them, I started by drilling two holes into the door on either side of where the little hook on the basket would be.

Basket Hanging

Then I looped through some string, pulled it tight and tied it in the back.

Wire Baskets

The holes were a little bigger than I planned and I didn’t want to leave them out in the open like that so I disguised them with some pretty ribbon I had 🙂

Wire Basket Storage

And that’s it! It was really quite easy and I’ll admit it turned out much better than I was expecting 🙂 Isn’t it great when that happens?

DIY Shutter Door

Basket Storage

DIY Shutter Door

Basket Storage

Be sure to head over to Katie’s blog and check out her post here.

It was fun doing something a little out of my comfort zone that didn’t have 4 legs 😉 I always look forward to these challenges and hope to bring you more crafty projects like this!

Have a fabulous hump day everyone!

DIY Shutter Door with Basket Storage

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31 Comments

  1. Reply

    Angela, blue i style

    March 19, 2015

    I’m so glad you posted anyway, because this is just gorgeous! Thanks for partying with us at The Creative Circle! I hope you’ll join us again this week!

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      brepurposed

      March 19, 2015

      Thank you so much, Angela!!

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    Kathy

    March 18, 2015

    So creative and cute! Love it Bre. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 19, 2015

      Thank you Kathy!!

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    Nicole B.

    March 14, 2015

    Love it Bre!!! I would have never known it was plastic either! I’ve been wanting to try the Folk Art Chalk Paint, how did it compare to Annie Sloan??

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 14, 2015

      It seemed pretty comparable to me! The true test will be on some furniture though 😉

  4. Reply

    Kay C.

    March 13, 2015

    You did a great job! I thought it was an old wooden shutter. Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 13, 2015

      Thank you so much Kay!

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    Emily @ Table + Hearth

    March 12, 2015

    I would have never guessed this was plastic Bre! So, so cute!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thanks girl! Makes it much easier to hang 😉

  6. Reply

    Pam@over50feeling40

    March 12, 2015

    I love visiting your blog every week. You are so creative and share my aesthetic. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Aw thank you so much Pam!

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    Gilly @Colour Saturated Life

    March 12, 2015

    This is so cute Bre!

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      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thank you Gilly!

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    Karen

    March 12, 2015

    What an amazing transformation! Love everything about it!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party each week, Monday-Thursday!
    Have a great day!
    Karen

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thank you so much, Karen! I will definitely stop by and link up, thanks for the invite 🙂

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    March 11, 2015

    So pretty! FolkArt Sheepskin is one of my favorite paints. We use it all the time! I love the bow, even if it wasn’t covering the holes!

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      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thanks Amy! This was my first time using but I know it won’t be my last!

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    Amy W

    March 11, 2015

    How cute is that transformation!! Love it.

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      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thank you Amy!

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    Erica

    March 11, 2015

    Ooh so pretty! You really did a fantastic job with making it look like a wooden door! And I could always use more storage – those baskets look perfect! Would be great as a drop spot for mail and hats/scarves!

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      brepurposed

      March 12, 2015

      Thank you Erica! I was totally thinking it would be perfect for keys and mail!

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    March 11, 2015

    Well it doesn’t look plastic anymore! Great door and basket repurpose Bre 🙂 I didn’t know Folk Art came out with a chalk paint line – good to know.

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      brepurposed

      March 11, 2015

      Thank you so much, Marie! And it’s so great to be able to find some decent chalk paint at the craft stores now! My Annie Sloan retailer is about 30 minutes away so it’s a great option to have 🙂

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    Lindsay Eidahl

    March 11, 2015

    Very cute!

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      brepurposed

      March 11, 2015

      thank you Lindsay!!

  14. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    March 11, 2015

    Looks great Bre! I love the distressed look and those baskets are fabulous! I think I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby soon!

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