How to Build a Fashionable Photo Door

If you are thinking about how you can make a picture frame for your family album, there is one idea you have not thought about yet. If you have a door that needs to be removed and are wondering how to make use of it, you might have found what you are looking for. Converting your old door into a beautiful photo door is something that will only take a few hours. The results, however, with change your home’s décor and make your photos look elegant and unique. Depending on which part of the home this picture frame is placed, you can add a row of doorknobs to the photo frame. This will instantly become a great place for people to hang their coats as they admire your photos.

How to Build a Fashionable Photo Door

Where to use the photo door

1. You can use the photo door in the children’s art room. Instead of tapping photographs on the door, put great art the children have done.

2. If the door is in the kitchen, you can put treasured handwritten family recipes in place of the photos

3.  It can also be set in a teen’s room where the pictures can often be changed.

What you will need

  • Old door
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Class cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Several door knobs
  • Screws
  • Photographs
  • Tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper

The door

Identify the door that needs to be converted into a photo frame. Remove this door from its hinges. Remove any hardware that may still be on the door. Clean the door thoroughly. At this point, you can choose to repaint the door. Always remember to consider the color of the décor in your home and the color of your wall.

Glass door

If the door is glass, cover the parts with glass using an old newspaper. If you are thinking about sanding the parts made of wood, the newspaper will protect the glass. Apply the first coat of paint. Let it dry. Once it is completely dry, apply the second coat of paint. While the door is hanged on the wall, it is important that you paint all its sides for neatness and uniformity. Once the second coat of paint is dry, apply a clear or matte coat of polyurethane. This ill not only help to protect the paint, but it will also chic-style for the door.

Remove the paper from the glass and clean it thoroughly.

How to Build a Fashionable Photo Door


You may have to size down some pictures depending on how big or small the new frames are. Tape the photos on the inside of the glass. Use low adhesive tape that will allow you to change the photo’s position without damaging the paper.


Screw the knobs at the bottom of the new photo frame using the best electric hammerdrill driver recommended by BCDP. Choose a design that will make the door look great and unique.

Fit the door to the wall

You may use wall studs or a wall anchor. You may have to screw the door at four corners.