Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chic Vintage Door Decor

I must tell you I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS DOOR!
I wish it was mine!

Want the story?  A few months ago my sweet friend Kesha called asking me to help her with a project!  Of course I was excited and couldn't wait to get started!  Kesha told me what she wanted to use the door for and we got busy turning an old ragged door into this CHIC VINTAGE WALL DECOR!

Kesha found this AMAZING door tucked away in her Father-In-Laws garage.  I believe it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!

Can you just imagine the possibilities when you look at this beauty?

We began by sanding it down and applying two coats of a light tan paint.  For the life of me, I can't remember what it was called.

Then - DON'T BE SCARED!  We hit the door with a hammer giving it even MORE character!
Pulled out the orbital sander and sanded the heck out of it AGAIN!

Put on a nice thick coat of glaze and gently wiped it off, making sure to leave plenty of glaze in all the nooks and ridges.  (Glaze is on my top 10 favorite things in life - Just thought you would want to know!)

Kesha knew she wanted to use this to display photos (she is an amazing photographer!) but she didn't want them to be permanent.  I suggested she use plexiglass to showcase her photos.  This way, she could update her photos or change them out whenever she wanted!  After drilling four small holes (one in each corner) of the plexiglass and each section of the door, use small screws with the decorative bolt to secure to the door.

If you want to check out Kesha's Photography, click HERE!

Two of the sections are magnet boards! Apply scrapbook paper with Mod Podge to the metal and you have a beautiful coordinating magnet board!

Isn't She Beautiful!  I love this Chic Vintage Door Decor!

So question for YOU!  If this was YOUR door, what would you do with it?


Kelli said...

This is adorable and I think one would look great in my house as well. I actually have an old door that we have been keeping and I keep asking myself why? Thanks to you I finally have that answer, now I have another project to complete this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli @

Chris said...

What a great find! I love what you did with it. Hmmm, now to find myself a door. :)

Leslie said...

This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I featured you on my blog Keep the creativity flowing =)

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of cool photo displays on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here

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Shelley Haganman said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I just may have to try it! :)

home decorations said...

LOVE IT.. it's bringing in a fresh look from something that is used.