Then I had a thought! .....
I had come across a piece of decorative panelling in the shed that had been behind my tool cupboard for years. So long in fact, I can't actually remember why I had bought it in the first place! I also had plenty of primer and white satinwood paint leftover from the hallway. Also, I had kept the white porcelain door handles from our old kitchen. I could feel a project coming on and I LOVE a project!!
I took the door off and then prised it apart. Using the old bit of plastic as a template, I cut a panel from the decorative latticework and re built the door, gluing it correctly at the joints which it hadn't been before!
One coat of primer and a couple of coats of white satinwood and one new handle later..we have a totally new shoe cupboard to match our hallway at a cost of zero pence!! Hoorah for hoarding bits and pieces in my shed. My builder laughs at me, because I am always saying "Oh yes, I have something that will do for that in my shed!" I think he imagines a tardis at the end of the garden!