Recycle a front door into a useful hallway feature by mounting it on the wall using three-hole strap hangers, from picture framing specialists, about $4 a pair.
Step 1: Sand and Seal the Finish
Step 2: Attach the Mirror
Step 3: Attach Hardware
Step 4: Secure the Door
Adapted from Sean Conway's Cultivating Life
Use a detail sander to remove peeling paint, smoothing through to bare wood where required. Clean away the dust; then, apply two coats of clear polyurethane, smoothing lightly with 240-grit sandpaper between coats.
On the back of the mirror, attach heavy-duty double-sided adhesive tape to position it in the top panel, pushing it to secure.
Secure name plates, coat hooks, sconces or any other hardware you choose with brass screws, using a screwdriver to attach them by hand.
On the back of the door, measure 6-in. from the top and 2 1/2-in. from the sides, then secure heavy-duty strap hangers with the supplied screws.
To hang on masonry, drill two holes for metal masonry wall anchors 79-in. from the floor and 32-in. apart to secure the door using wall plugs and 1/4-in x 2 1/2-in. lag bolt screw hooks.
For a plasterboard wall, secure the bolts into the wall studs and mark the position of the strap hangers on the back of the door.
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