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Vintage Door Shelf
Turn a discarded door into an outdoor planting shelf or book shelf with standard lumber and some chalky finish paints.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a wall shelf. Vintage Door Shelf  - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. Paint large patches of Lace and Heritage all over the door and shelves. Don’t worry about being neat or creating a pattern, just go crazy and be random. Leave some of the original color of the door showing if you like the original color. If not, cover everything with the large patches of paint.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Vintage Door Shelf  - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. Rub wax over the details of the door and over the patches you just painted.
    3. Paint over the entire door in Delicate and let dry for 30 minutes.
    4. Sand the door with a sanding block to reveal the areas where you applied the wax. The base colors will start to show through and the door will start to look more aged.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Vintage Door Shelf  - Step 3
    Step 3

    5. Hit and scratch the door with a hammer to age it some more.
    6. Paint the creme wax over the door and then rub it off with a cloth.
    * This will highlight the scratches and dents and give it more character.

  • Step 4

    See the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a wall shelf. Vintage Door Shelf  - Step 5
    Step 5

    7. Screw your "L" brackets to each of the shelves (2 each should be fine).
    8. Apply the shelves to the door.
    9. Stencil across the very top of the door and you're done!

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