I found this old inexpensive door at our local ReStore.
It was plain and had some minor damage… but I still fell in love…
the bottom panel was either warped or kicked in…
But I knew something would come to mind to fix that.
I actually had several useful ideas for this door
but finally decided on two different ways that I would use it in my home.
First… I knew I would paint it a cream color.
This is my absolute favorite… Soapstone.
Next, on one of my thrift store jaunts… I found this…
a cheap ruffled round tablecloth skirt.
Now remember the warped panel?
I’ve been on a skirt kick lately as some of you know…
and remember… I don’t sew very well.
I figured out that I could cut out the ruffled edge around the bottom
to have an instant skirt. That means… no sewing!
Next, I measured the width of the damaged door panel and
cut the skirt to size
in several pieces to create a layered ruffled effect.
I finally bought Fray Check at Hobby Lobby and used it on all the cut edges…
AWESOME STUFF… really works!
I hot glued the ruffles on starting from the bottom up.
Next, I painted some wood appliques and hot glued them on.
This gave the door a nice ornamental touch!
for the two ideas…
I knew I had to buy some wood and cut two new panels to the size
of the raised part of the door panel.
Velcro is used to attach and interchange both pieces.
So… my first idea was to paint a whimsical, colorful piece of art
and basically use the door as a frame for my painting.
I just love it! Such a perfect frame!
The next idea…
was to paint a chalkboard
and use it as a menu in the dining room when we have guests.
Love this, too.
Two interchangeable ideas
on one unique door!!
Thanks For Stoppin’ By!