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Monday, May 10, 2010

Can an New Door Become Old?






In my efforts to find the ever so hard to locate Old Raggedy Door with chipped paint-different shades of color and the worn marks of life , I have decided to try to make my own. Is that possible-well not really, but I'm going to give it a try.
Starting with a $25 Home Depot plain white paneled door-
Painted it black-then brown with spray paint, then painted it black again with a  brush all over nice and think- Letting dry for a whole day (not usual for me to wait that long) Then painted the door a shade of yellow- i found in the oops section for 50 cents.

After i painted the yellow and it dried- i used the sander and roughed up all the edges-crevices that i could, allowing the shades of black and brown to show through.
Lastly i added some $2.00 hinges- and a door knob all that i painted black and used the sander on to give a more worn look- Not Exactly an Old Door-but not so bad- with my yellow walls- kind of hard to tell.  But here is a close up where you can see the edges that kind of look old-and worn. Truth is the reason we all love the old doors & vintage furniture is that it is made so well, with such detail and character &  with real wood.  This knew door just isn't going to chip or age the same, because it isn't made of wood- But it will work for a background piece in the shoppe.
That is why I love the old.

13 comments:

  1. Very good and economical substitute for an old door!

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  2. I think it looks great, WOW what a lot of steps! But I would say you succeeded:)

    xo
    LeAnn

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  3. I love how the door turned out! You are so talented! ~Debby xo

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  4. I love that you thought to work with the hardware too. I could see a vintage glass knob on this door too.

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  5. oooh that door turned out great! I don't think I would have been able to let it dry over night, I'm so rush-rush...Great Job! and I ♥ that door knob!

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  6. You did a fantastic job on the door and didn't spend a ton. It would have been hard to find one just like it!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. I LOVE your blog! I too love everything vintage. I am so excited to be your newest follower!

    xo
    Marcie

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  8. Great project, very vintage look!
    Hi it's me Diane stop on by for another It's a Boy Baby Shower Game #2. All winners to announced on Saturday the day of the actual Shower. I have lot's of Games and prizes.Let's Party!

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  9. Great job Karryann! The door looks great...will fit just perfect in your shop!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I LOVE your blog. I'm one of your followers now too. I hope you'll stop by my blog on Friday for my Home and Family Friday Linky party.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins@blogspot.com

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  11. Your door looks great. I am thinking about doing up my doors like this....Beautiful. You should see the turquoise door with bottle glass I bought at the dump...pretty sure it came off one of the old homes around here...I love it. I want to set it in my house and just look at it.

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  12. Oh my gosh! I have a door that we had to take down in our house {kiddo #3 locked herself in and the lock stuck} and I've been dying to do this. Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you!!

    Came over via Kreative Knack where she awarded both of us a Trendy Blog award. :)

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