Antique Ceiling Tiles Cabinet Doors

The curtains I made from on old canvas bag for under my kitchen sink were getting kind of grungy looking.  Too many wet, and dirty hands had pushed them aside to get into the cabinet.

Rather than constantly needing to wash them, I decided I wanted to go back to a regular cabinet door, but I think I must have used the original cabinet doors on some other project, because we couldn’t find them.  Instead, my handy husband made me some new doors, using 2 antique ceiling tiles for the fronts.  He cut the ceiling tiles to size and mounted them on wood, then framed up the wood with trim.

Dress up the front of kitchen cabinet doors with vintage style ceiling tiles -

The ceiling tiles were a pale beige color, which wouldn’t match my kitchen, so I repainted them white.

Give your kitchen cabinet doors vintage style by attaching metal ceiling tiles to the fronts -
I love how bright they are, and the architectural interest they add to the cabinet.  I like them so much better than a standard cabinet door anyway, so I’m really glad we couldn’t find the original ones.  The third, smaller door will be done tonight and attached to the cabinet tonight.

Repurposed ceiling tiles on cabinet doors -


If you’d like to dress up the front of your cabinet doors with ceiling tiles, but don’t have a source for vintage ones, you can purchase reproduction tiles that look authentically vintage style and are less expensive than most of the old ones I’ve come across.  The nice thing is that they are unfinished, so you can paint them any color you want, without worrying about chippy old paint that may contain asbestos.
Click on the link below for a source to purchase them.
vintage style metal ceiling tiles -

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  1. I love this idea! They add so much interest and texture. Great look!!

    I’m having a giveaway if you’d like to come over and enter. 🙂

  2. It’s a good thing the other doors found their way into another project. I love this! They’re perfect and look like they should have been there all along.

  3. Angie- Those are phenomenal! WOWOWOWOWWOW What a wonderful idea! xo Diana

  4. I love your new doors!! You come up with the best ideas!

  5. I love these soooooo much!!

  6. I like those so much more than the curtain. Your husband did a great job on them.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. These are beautiful! Great idea!

  8. I can’t tell you how much I love these! Great job, Angie’s husband!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  9. The curtain was cute but you are right about having to wash it all the time. Love this idea…now, do you ever give your man the weekend off?

  10. You have a great blog!
    Greatings Aleta

  11. Wow
    That´s lovely!
    Hug, Tine

  12. Your new cabinet doors are unique. Great idea:)

  13. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love this idea. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me party that will be live on Monday evening. This is totally inspiring. Hugs, Marty

  14. They look fabulous! Stopping by from My Repurposed Life’s Catch as Catch Can 119…

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  15. SO much better than regular doors…really a wonderful project, Angie!

  16. Fantabulous idea! I have a curtain under my counter and that idea is getting old real fast.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  17. That is such a great idea and they look just wonderful!

  18. *Happy Sigh* Just love the tin doors on your cabinets…really….I tried to talk my husband into this when we were redoing our kitchen. We all have to compromise somewhere. Lovely to see an idea that was in my head here on your pretty blog! Catherine

  19. wow! You’re such a clever lady 😉 I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

  20. Angie

    The doors look great! y’all did a fabulous job.
    catching you

  21. I’d like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


  22. Angie as usual everything you do rocks my world! 🙂 Sharing your fantastic project on my blog tomorrow. xoxo

  23. These doors look great! They certainly fit the theme of your home!- Pat

  24. Amazing creativity! It was really impressive how those seemingly useless ceiling tiles found new life as cabinet doors. We also have some old ceiling tiles lying around in our house, but we’re not looking for cabinet doors right now. But since I was inspired by your blog, I’m going to think of something that would make those tiles useful.

    Arthur Bryant @

  25. So cute!!!! I know I have also seen some wallpaper type stuff that mimics the same patterns. That would be another awesome way that I could easily and cheaply recreate this beautiful masterpiece!!!!!

  26. Is that a table in the picture of the tile being mounted to the wood? We would love to paint our wooden kitchen ceiling like this. Can you share how you achieved this look?

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