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DIY a Door Shelf

DIY a Door Shelf

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor #modernmasters #frontdoorpaint DIY a Door ShelfToday I’m sharing a tutorial on using an old door to create a vintage shelf.

diy steps and supplies contains affiliate links

Here’s what you need:


Modern Masters Front Door Paint – Hopeful 32oz

Purdy Brush XL 2″ Angular Trim Cub Brush


L-brackets or shelf brackets


1. Clean your door with water and vinegar. Let it dry

2. Paint the door, I used two coats of Modern Masters Front Door Paint.  It is water based and the coverage was great, it dries fast too, so you can paint your front door and close it the same day! There are 24 beautiful colors to choose from. I included an affiliate link above.

3. I love painting with Purdy brushes, they are hands down the best.  The cub handle does not fatigue my had as much as others.

4.  Your shelving size will depend on your door, I already had the 3 pieces in the garage. Lucky me 🙂

5. Use L-brackets or shelf bracket to attach your shelves. I decided on 3 shelves, you can use as many as you like.  I did not paint mine, but you could.  Mine were already aged, I’m not sure what they were in a former life.  I bought them at a yard sale.

6.  I attached my door shelf to an existing 4×4 on the dock.  If you’re using yours inside, just locate studs in your wall and attach with screws.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor

Great for serving food or drinks.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor  The dark, dirty brown door before.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor The door after 2 coats of Modern Masters Front Door Paint

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor

Click here to see: Modern Masters Never Fades Front Door Paint and the color I used is Hopeful.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoorAttaching the shelves.  Pre-drill and space your shelves where-ever you like them.  I used 3 and left more space at the top but if you were doing a bookcase you could place them all the way up. We ended up using larger brackets than the ones shown.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor

There’s plenty of room for glasses and refreshments.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoorNapkins or plates.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor

Drink containers or whatever you need.

How to Create a Door Shelf #diyproject #olddoor #painteddoor

See more ideas for old doors here: Old Door Hall Trees

I loved the consistency of the Front Door paint and just want to say thanks to Modern Masters for supplying my paint.


refreshrestyle.comSee how I made the refreshment sign ! It’s so easy, you will want to check it out 🙂




  1. Debbie – what a clever idea! Love how it turn out. So refreshing! 😉 Linda

  2. What a fabulous idea Debbie!! I love how you added shelving to it – we all need more organization and storage ideas for our outdoor living areas and this is so pretty on top of it all!! It was so awesome to see you at Haven! xo Heather

  3. I love this! You make it look so easy, easy enough for me!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love this!! I am such a sucker for old doors and I love seeing new ways to use them. I have a pretty good stash myself. Will definitely be making this one! Pinning and sharing, love it!

  5. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this! Great job!!

  6. I love, love this Debbie!!!…such a great way to re-use the door…will have to try that paint soon!

  7. Oh yeah, pinned it – it’s awesome!

  8. Please please please tell me where you got the chairs! Thank you!

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