19 Creative Garden Door Transformations
In each of these ideas, there is just one door and can be easily set up in your garden. Each gardener uses these doors as backgrounds for their flowers and Flea Market junktiques.
Bianca Elmer says, “So, someone was throwing out this old office door, so I recycled it into my ‘out door’ door. I even installed a vintage light over it. The lighting on the door changes during the day and it’s a nice accent even in the dark. I had some kids here with a garden tour and offered to open the door but they were scared…no one wanted to go through it! I guess some movie has a door that if you walk through you end up in another world.”
Karen’s garden door is so intriguing and so simple at the same time,…you just lean it against a tree and “create an area” to decorate!
“This is an old door that stands in one of my flower gardens,” Karen, of Karen’s Treasures, says, It really stands out now that I have all the impatiens and the hostas planted. it’s a pretty shady garden so the door really pops. At the bottom is a large flat rock that I had found in the yard…..works perfectly to keep the door from touching the ground.”
TIP: I loved Karen’s door so much that I set one against a tree in my garden. I attached it with two eye hooks and a wire, so it wouldn’t blow over in the wind. I hung my green moss wreath on it.
Heather Fowler sayas, “This is an old door that we placed in our yard. To the right are stairs that bring you to the bottom level of our yard. Hydrangea and fuchsia are planted in front of it.”
Kelly Schwierzke’s door is part of a refreshment center she built next to her fire pit. So charming with the vintage ice cooler, pitcher and glasses set.
This door is located at a nursery which a friend, Desiree, photographed. China mosaic panel are embed with cups, saucers and a little teapot and it’s also a fountain!
Lisa Wilson replaced the top panel of her door with a discarded window and decorated it with a shelf and brackets hold two rows of small terracotta pots.
Installing a Flea Market garden door:
- Wire it to a tree
- Use screws to attach it to a fence
- Build a simple 4×4 frame hidden behind the door
- Have an arbor ‘door frame’ built to hang it
Flea Markets and yard sales would be the places to find good vintage and chippy painted doors. Check out your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, too.
Linda LoBianco’s door serves as a whimsical focal point up on a rise in her beautiful flower garden. She framed the door in a rustic frame and attached a vintage ceramic wall sink she can actually use when creating bouquets. In the garden are Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ center, and clockwise, yellow and white Yarrow, pink Coneflower, pink Phlox and Moss rose.
David Freeman says, “This is a solid wood door, found recently, which I sanded a bit. I also cut up some tin panels I acquired from an old store, and cut them to fit the panels of the door. The “F” is something I saved that my mother cut out about 40 years ago to go on the outside of the farmhouse I where I grew up. The red frame panel was a door from an old cabinet that my wife painted, and is coated with chalkboard paint in the middle. It’s now hung outside our house. ”
“I love a great door in the garden,” Marie Wirth says! “This one weighs a ton, with solid wood and a thick beveled window, way too heavy to move very far, so it made it to this corner, I put a planter box on it and it’s home!”
Jeanne Sammons says, “I used this blue color, called ‘In the Pines’ for a door and a different blue for the motel chairs.” Jeanne secured her door ‘to the Pines’ with posts behind it.
Below, another of Jeanne’s doors back a table to form a potting bench and display place in her garden.
An old potato fork dressed up for Spring Its wired to Sherri Calvert’s door set against her barn. In another year, below, she sets the door at the back of a flower bed edged in rock.
Cherrie Carine says, “I love old doors in the garden…this is of my arbor “Door to the Garden”.. door that opens to my back lawn gardens.”
Sandra Perciful tells us, “I found this door at a garage sale and put it in our woods behind our house. I can see it from my living room window.
If you have more than one door, and are handy with tools,..go a step further…
Tina Palmer, “I put three old doors together that I found Flea Marketing.. I love old doors! First, I buried them about three inches in the ground at the angle I wanted. Just wedged them in good and tight, then I used brackets or hinges to secure them. Put your dirt around them and pack it in. Then the fun part, decorate!
I used grapevine and flowers on middle door ….oh, forgot the best part …..I broke out window on the middle door and hung a mirror in its place, from behind. Cascading roses are in the container.”