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Repurposed Cabinet Door Flower Display Idea

If you like upcycled projects you will love the repurposed cabinet door flower display I put together using an old metal bucket and artificial flower stems. The supplies for this project were things I found in my workshop. I have all kinds of salvaged and thrift store finds gathered over the years and I sort through my stash when I come up with a new project idea.

Hang a bucket of flowers on an old cabinet door (4)

The rusty metal bucket is one of two I purchased at the junk shop. It has a few holes in the rusty bottom but that isn’t a problem when using artificial flowers. This project is on the Thrift Store Decor tour today so you know what that means. The other thrifty makeovers are linked at the bottom of this post.

repurposed cabinet door

The project started with this door panel. It’s been laying around the shop forever. Time to do something with it.


flowers and bucket for diy project

The rusty bucket is the cutest thing. At least to me. Ya’ll know how I love rusty metal stuff. I went through my box full of flower stems and pieces and thought the blue and yellow colors looked really pretty together.


how to nail a sawtooth hanger to wall decor

Before I started putting the display together I nailed a sawtooth hanger to the back of the panel. TIP: My husband showed me this little trick…..when nailing tiny short nails to anything hold them with needle nose pliers and then hammer them in. I could never hold them with my fingers because they are so short. This works great!

sand the finish on a recycled cabinet door

I didn’t really like the original yellow tone finish of the door so I sanded it off. I left the door just like this. No wax or anything. I like the flat neutral finish.


use dark wax to protect rust

The bucket was a little too rough so I applied a coat of Howard’s wax with a lint free cloth then buffed the wax once it dried. The wax protects the rusty finish and gives the bucket a soft sheen.

how to make a hanging flower pot

Next I placed a piece of floral Styrofoam in the bottom of the bucket. I didn’t glue it in.

drill a hole in metal


To attach the bucket to the door I drilled a hole in the part of the bucket where the plant name would be and screwed the bucket to the door.

how to hang a bucket of flowers on a repurposed cabinet door

Then I just arranged the flowers in what I thought was a pleasing look. I love the blue and yellow color combo. I have the cabinet door flowers hanging on the wall next to our kitchen/dining room counter and my stash of chocolate (M&M’s) is sitting on a tiered tray beside the flower display. Same colors!

flowers in a bucket wall hanging

As you guys can see the project is easy to put together. I can always change out the flowers with the seasons too.


bucket of flowers on a cabinet door diy diplay idea (4)

Here I have the door sitting on the mantel in the family room.

diy bucket and repurposed cabinet door wall decoration idea

So what do you think of my little flower display? If you have time take a minute to leave a note for me. Would you have painted the cabinet door maybe? How do you like the blue and yellow color combination?

Take the Thrift Store Decor tour by clicking the text links below the “before” makeovers photo collage……


how to makeover thrift store finds
how to makeover thrift store finds

Wooden Bench Seat Makeover – My Repurposed Life

Summer Purse Upcycled Wreath – House of Hawthornes

DIY Faux Concrete Bunny Rabbit – Our Southern Home

Repurposed Cabinet Door Flower Display – Petticoat Junktion ( you are here )

Weaving in a Circle on a Pizza Pan – Sadie Seasongoods

Mid Century Modern Table Night Stand Makeover – Organized Clutter

Vertical Herb Garden – Shop At Blu

DIY Oval Mirror Frame – Domestically Speaking

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Great project. Can’t beat rusty/galvanized/woodgrain/flowers as a combo! I love upcycling things like this–you have made something beautiful out of what someone else would consider junk!

  2. Kathy,
    Count me in the “love the colors” club! so darn cute, and you know I love a great cabinet door makeover!

    sharing on pinterest and twitter 🙂

  3. Too cute Kathy! You always use the most vibrant colors. The combination with the rusty look is fabulous!

  4. This is so cute! That bucket is just darling with those spring flowers. The added punch that the door gives it makes it such a unique piece.