Repurposed Door Coffee Table

Turning a vintage door into a new table may be easier than you think with these guidelines from a great DIYer.

How to Make DIY Door Coffee Table

After posting pictures of a DIY coffee table that she (and readers) loved, Sausha from Sweet Pickins decided to revisit the project. So she make another one—this time to sell. Luckily, she had a fantastic old door on hand to chop, paint, and style into this colorful, offbeat table. Here’s how you can make your own.


– Old door
– Teal paint
– Power saw
– Painters tape
– Cabinet scrapers
– Polyurethane
– Stain
– Power drill


DIY Door Coffee Table - cut

I just cut off about 32 inches from the end, cut that in half to have about 16 in sides.  Then I decided to leave the old cream paint as is and use that for the under side of the table and the dark stained part I painted a teal color.


I taped off the hinges as well as the spot where the door knob used to be.


DIY Door Coffee Table - distress

After, I used my cabinet scrapers to heavily distress the entire door.  I love the way it turned, it looks like the paint has chipped off over the years.


The I sealed it with a few coats of poly (both sides).


DIY Door Coffee Table - finished

I just rubbed a little stain on the cut on the side of the door to make it look more aged. Voila— ready to sell!

DIY Door Coffee Table - close

Thanks, Sausha! For more cottage chic DIY ideas, be sure to visit Sweet Pickins.