Oct 27, 2013

One Door Makes Two

You might remember my old door from THIS POST.
The glass broke out of the top window part so I wasn't going to be able to use it for an entrance door like I had planned.
The door is super heavy but I was able to lay it on my table saw and push it through.
It's much easier to manage two smaller pieces than that big solid wood thing.
Now I have two backdrops for decorating.

(I painted it from the original yellow - you can see my technique in THIS POST)
I wanted to trade out our garage entrance door for this one but the holes for the door knobs didn't line up. So I thought I would wait until we are in a home that we would be in for a longer period of time than we plan to be here.
I put one half outside on my porch table and the other inside. I will share that one another day.
This picture is old (sweet Sadie :( ) but I was letting it sit outside to weather like in this picture and well, Somebody took a hammer to it.
That's partly why I like old and distressed pieces - you can't ruin them -
abuse just makes them better.

Sharing with: Funky Junk Interiors

26 comments :

Dewena Callis said...

That is really pretty! I checked out your paint technique too.

You use a table saw? I am very impressed.

pballard said...

What a great idea. I never thought of doing that. Thanks for shraring.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

I love old doors used in decor and your repurposed that one so nicely. I'm still looking for one for our home.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great piece! Perfect backdrop for your wreath!
My lil monkey threw a football in the house which knocked a piece of glass out of my transom window. Now I have to decide whether to try and fix it or just remove all the glass so I don't have to worry about it.

NanaDiana said...

What a great old piece and a wonderful backdrop for your Autumn wreath. I love old doors and have been trying to get one from my son for months now- he has them in his garage! xo Diana

Becky M said...

Oh this is great! So great for decorating!

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Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. I love not knowing which was the guilty party!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, I love this idea. Don't forget to link up to Inspire Me. This is super. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

I love how you use old doors in your home. I don't have any. I'd like to find one someday and see what I could come up with too. Great idea you shared!

Sistergirl said...

I love it because it is simple and chic

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I am always in awe of you when you mention using power tools. I am such a clutz... the basics, screwdriver and hammers make me cringe as I always mess up! For real!
Luv the look of your weathered door.
Hugs, Gee

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

Ohh the hammer. I am always wondering what havoc my girls are going to cause when they get older.. I like the way it came out & look forward to seeing the next post.

Susan Homeroad said...

That looks gorgeous Holly... and I love, love, love your new header, it looks so clean and fresh!

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

What a brilliant idea to cut it in half! Maybe "somebody" did you a favor in the long run! I love it!

ANNE said...

I love it cut down (don't know that I'd have the nerve to do that...) and I love the paint treatment. What a fabulous look!

Robin Johnson said...

Looks great! I love the color on the door too!

Cynthia said...

It may not be what you planned, but I really like this very much. I can't wait to see what you are doing with the other half.

Cynthia

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh boy I am keeping my eyes out for a door like that.....

Home on Hidden Oaks said...

A smart and creative way to reuse! I love it, thanks for sharing!

lynn said...

for a second, i thought you were gonna say the twins were throwing those pumpkins around:)-ha!
love what you've done here, holly!


Angela Ryder said...

Oh my gosh.....now I'm on the lookout for old doors! You've done it again!! LOL!!~~Ang

Julia Terpstra said...

Oh those darling and innocent looking boys! There is no possible way that one of them would ruin any of their beautiful momma's things! Little angels!!!
I love how you roll with the punches and come up with things that are probably better than you even first imagined! xoxo jules

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Somebody took a hammer to it, you say?
Wonder who?!?!
Well, you are resourceful Momma.
I like the door as a backdrop and accent piece.
...had a couple of lil' rascals myself. ;)
Pat

Diane said...

I think doors old and new look great in home and outside decor....something about it adds grace.

Pinned your garden post.

Diane

Lawanna Brown said...

Love the look and space of your veranda or porch which ever you call it . You are able to do so much. Such a welcoming feeling with the beautiful fall wreath. The old door backdrop looks great. Can't wait to see what you do with the other half. Love those cute not so little boys anymore. Good to see Sadie again. Love Mom

Nataly said...

super

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