Monday, July 18, 2016

Makeover Monday: This Old Door

Once in awhile you just get lucky.

Not long ago I dropped by a yard sale, and what to my wondering eyes did appear but a beautiful old, chippy, flaky, rusty door.



Hey, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, don't judge!

Seriously, this was something I'd been hoping to find for awhile.

Originally I had wanted one like this to use as a headboard, from a great tutorial I saw on Pinterest.  But when the door of my dreams didn't appear, I finally moved on and made different kind of headboard.

So instead of hanging behind my bed, this door would find a home and a new life in my shop.  Standing there at the side of the road, I could picture it:  Painted, distressed, waxed.  Panels would be chalkboard to draw my logo and to write messages to customers.  As an added bonus, this old beauty even had a mail slot.  I would use that for a business card drawing!!!

OH HAPPY DAY!

I know.  I need a life.  Sigh....

Here's how she's shaping up so far.  Just playing around with the chalk, so this isn't a finished product yet.



The basket hung from the mail slot will hold my business cards, and a notepad of paper so shoppers can write their info and drop it in the slot for a monthly drawing.

What do you think?





Thanks for reading!  I have linked this post up with a few bloghops.  If you'd like to join the parties, I've listed all the links in my sidebar.  Hope to see you there!

44 comments:

  1. Hi Anne! Your door is looking great. What a wonderful idea! How exciting to have your own business! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shannon! Just a fledgeling at this point, but excited to watch it grow!

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  2. I will not covet my neighbor's door. I will not covet my neighbor's door. I will not covet my neighbor's door. I will not covet my neighbor's door.
    Seriously awesome!

    Thanks so much for visiting me and talking back at Harvest Lane Cottage! I do hope you will come again. I have a feeling we like a lot of the same things.

    ஐღLauraღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!
    ~~~~~

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    1. So glad you like it, Laura! And I agree, I think we enjoy the same style. In the words of Arnold, "I'll be back!"

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  3. Love your blog layout....very nicely done! Your door turned out really well...and useful too....hugs...

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    1. Thank you, Penny! It's a learning process, but I'm having so much fun and meeting some terrific people. Like you!

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  4. Anne,
    I L O V E vintage doors, dear one!
    This one is amazing!
    Love the Chalkboard inserts!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and kind visit, today!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Anne, I see you recently lost your Mother.
    My heart goes out to you dear one, as you face difficult days ahead. Stay in touch!

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    1. Awww, Pat, thank you so much. Both for the kind words about my loss and for your feedback on my door. I'm sure I'll "see" you again on your wonderful blog. Thanks so much for visiting mine!!

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  5. Hey Anne with an E. I enjoyed your comment immensely. So glad we found each other. I'll be hanging around here often! Your door is my dream and hanging the basket on it is right up my alley. My favorite chalkboard has a spice rack hanging on it similar to your door. Will be reading your back posts and becoming a follower too.

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    1. Thanks, girl! I think you and I share a similar style. Can't wait to see your next post!

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  6. Love that this door has a mail slot! Great way to use it!

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    1. Thanks Ann! I know, the mail slot was a total bonus! Can't wait to put it into use. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love the hardware on that door, Anne, and what you did in repurposing it. Btw, I sent you an email to your yahoo account. If you haven't seen it, you might check your spam or trash folder, it may have landed there. :)
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! And thanks for letting me know about the email. Off to check now. Thank you for stopping in and hope to "see" you again soon!

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  8. What a pretty door! You did an amazing job, Anne :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Edye! So glad you stopped by. Off to visit you now....

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  9. Love your door revamp. Especially like the little basket hanging from the letter box.

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    1. Thank you Claire! I was so excited that the basket hooks were spaced just perfectly fit the slot!

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  10. Anne, this is fabulous! I also love old doors and would have been tempted to grab this one up, too. Except, I am not at all crafty and would not have know what to do with it after I grabbed it up! My sister recently refurbished an old door with glass panes into a giant shelf hung longways (sideways) on her family room wall (she added a shelf to the bottom of it). It looks marvelous! I love how you have decided to refurbish your door. One crafting idea that I do have in my little mind is to convert an old wooden ladder in to a scarf rack. I think I can manage that...if I could find an old wooden ladder that doesn't cost a fortune!

    Thanks for swinging by my little space on the internet! I host a weekly link up as well (On the Edge of the Week Link Up) which goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST (in just a few hours). I would love for you to stop by and join us for the fun!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Hi Shelbee, thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! Your sister's glass-panel door project sounds phenomenal! I hope you find the perfect little ladder you're looking for. I can totally picture your scarf project. Sorry I missed your blog hop, I was out of town, but I will put it on my schedule for next week. Thanks again!

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  11. I love this door! What a great idea. Love your blog, and thanks for stopping by to visit My Sweet Cottage!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! Both for the compliment and the visit. Have a great day!

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  12. Hey Anne. So glad I came over to visit your blog. The minute I saw this door it was an Aha moment for me. I have a very old door in the shed somewhere and might just convince the hubs to pull it out for me to finally do something with it.

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    1. Good luck with that, Donna! Hope your hubby is better on getting through that Honey-Do list than so many others! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend....

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  13. I love how it came out! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jes! I really enjoyed being part of your hop. Have a good weekend and I'll see you again next week!

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  14. Anne, what a cool project. I love the shabby chic / farm style decor, it's so livable! Thanks for stopping by Home Matters Linky Party and introducing yourself. I look forward to seeing you around and following you. Good luck with the blog. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thank you, Lorelai! I think what you said about farmhouse style being "livable" hit the nail on the head for me. It just seems cozy to me and works in harmony with other styles. I think what I like best is it's not pretentious. See you again next week!

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  15. This is delightful! I was a little surprised when I saw the first picture and couldn't imagine what you'd do with it! You made it classy all while being useful! Love it!
    I'm going to follow you back by email. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects and ideas!

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  16. Thanks, J! Never thought of having a surprise factor, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  17. Love this refinished door! Just lovely! Thanks for sharing @ #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Still a work in progress, but it's getting there. Thanks for visiting me at my blog!

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  18. Love this.Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersparty. We would love to have you again next week.

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    1. Thank you, Sahana! See you again next week!

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  19. Anne, I love your make-over on the old door. The chalkboard inserts are perfect and who wouldn't love that mail slot. I'm thrilled that you linked up at Shabbilicious Friday this week and delighted to be featuring your door at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Omg, Kerryanne, thank you! I'm so excited that my post will be featured. Thanks again very much, and I'll "see" you then!

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  20. Loving what you did with your door, isn't it wonderful what can be done with old things others throw aside? The wire basket on mail slot is added bonus along with chalkboard panels. Great redo which is one of things I love most about bloggers. Since I discovered blogs have been inspired everyday, not enuf hours to do all I want to. Welcome to this special world.
    Sorry to hear about your Mom, never easy no matter what we think we should feel. We lost our 22 yr. old grandson on June 8th. to recurring testicular cancer. One minute am going along, kind of ok then another bawling my eyes out, can't look at photo of him without crying. Daughter and hubs are getting impatient with me but how do you stop missing a grandson? Feel like have big rock stuck in my chest.
    Now am really regretting doors left behind at KY house when we moved here to CO when I see what bloggers do with them. I think we could have gotten them in moving truck but hubs said no to many things like my old wood windows, darn him. Finding things here as I did in KY is much harder, just not as available and costs are high. Everything is much more expensive here.
    Have wonderful weekend

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    1. Awww, so sorry to hear about your grandson. Wayyyy too young. It's never easy, is it?
      So glad you liked my door! Can't wait to see how it looks in my shop space.
      I hope your adjustment to life in your new home gets easier for you.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. i love, Love, LOVE this! it came out great. and that mail slot is just the icing. well done. thanks for stopping over on my blog. xo- maryjo
    https://masterpiecesofmylife.com

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    1. Wow, I'm so glad you liked it! That mail slot is my favorite thing. Thank you fro dropping in and commenting!

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    2. Hello...I have found and still do find and sell, many old doors with unique hindges...but NEVER a mail slot!! Lucky You! Looking forward to your next creative piece of your life! Jan from Bear Mountain Home Decor in Tennessee.

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    3. Thanks Jan! So glad that I found it. And it was only $10! I'm going to use the mail slot as a business card drawing slot. Can't wait!

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