Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Door On the Wall!

At my first yardsale this year I found this old door for $15.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  I just wanted it.  Now, four months later I finally pulled it out of the garage and started working on it.

I started by painting - no sanding, I wanted the paint to look old and chippy.  I painted a thin sloppy layer of gray, then yellow, then white.


I gave it a good sanding so the layers of paint would show through.  They didn't come through quite like I expected, but I still like it.

At this point I had a few different ideas, and ultimately decided to hang a bunch of empty frames on the door.  I already had them all lying around the house.  I arranged them on the door and decided what colors to paint them.


Once it was all painted I had to prepare it to hang.  The door is solid wood and pretty heavy.  So the hubby helped me use hanging wire to hang it.  First I marked off where the screws would go on the back of the door.


We then used washers and screws to wrap the wire around.


This is the wire we used.


Be real careful with this step.  You don't want a huge door falling off the wall while you're sitting on the couch!

We used my Mom's stud finder to map out the studs in the wall.  Some of our anchors just went into the drywall, some of them went into studs.  I used chalk to map them out.  It's easy to clean and won't leave marks on your wall!


Here it is now! It really brightens up the living room!





I love the chippy edges and the old doorknob! So neat!



I found this old metal tile at Goodwill months ago - I bought just in case I would use it one day.  I finally did!


I also had this bowl from Goodwill.  I put my little owl candle in it - I think it looks like an owl sitting in front of the moon! So cute!


Here is a sneak peek at my "exotic" project for this Wednesday!



I'll be part of super fun party!  Hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Cheers!
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45 comments:

  1. I love using doors in interesting ways! Yours turned out so cute Katie!

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  2. love the owl and the moon.. so cute!

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  3. Very interesting idea! I have seen a lot of projects with doors but I have never seen anyone hang one above a couch or on a wall like that. I like! Hey, I have an old door laying around!

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  4. Sooo cute!! I love the distressing, it looks awesome :)

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  5. Coming over from Motivate Me Monday...new follower, too ;)
    So very cool! I've seen the old windows on the wall but not a door! Love this idea! I also love that owl candle!!

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  6. I love it! It's so bright and fresh. Love the colors.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  7. Very cool! Love the pops of color!

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  8. I love it. The old door, the bright colors, all of it! Hopping over from a linky party. Have a great week.

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  9. Oh how absolutely creative and gorgeous!!! I LOVE this!! ;) Would LOVE it if you would link this up with my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!

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  10. Absolutely fantastic!! What a great idea and love how you decorated it ...pinning this!

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  11. This is such an original idea, I've never seen anything like it, brilliant!

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  12. Love it!! My favorite colors and such a great use of an old door! I'm going to share this on my Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Turtles-Life-for-Me/212508615444255

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  13. Oh and definite new follower after seeing this and your sneak peek of your next project!

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  14. Wow that must be some sturdy wire!! I love this idea. I have a door in my house with floating shelves on it and pictures leaning against the wall in a corner. I love it! I'd love for you to link up at my link party! Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

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  15. What a great focal point! This would serve as a great headboard too :)

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  16. One would have to turn side ways to open this door...

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  17. One would have to turn side ways to open this door...

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  18. This is such a fantastic idea! I absolutely love it!!! I actually have a door that was given to me and I have not known what to do with it. I am possibly going to be moving my studio into another room and this would be so perfect for that.

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  19. you got a door at a yard sale!! so lucky. i have been looking for a door everywhere...however, i really don't know where it would go..apartment life!
    thanks so much for sharing.
    this is absolutely darling.
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm so glad that this won't be falling on your head as you relax on the couch...that would be scary! I love the colors you used and think this turned out great...so creative and unique.

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  21. That turned out so awesome! I’d love if you’d come share this at my link party going on right now.
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  22. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/door-on-the-wall/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  23. That turned out great! I can totally see something like this over a headboard too. Thanks for sharing. - Jess at OlyMomma

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  24. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love this week! I'm featuring you on the FB page today! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  25. Love it! This is absolutely fantastic.
    I love the door, the paint, the whole project.

    good job, Pat

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  26. Love your door! Thanks so much for sharing at The Shabby Nest!

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  27. was #1 top clicked..you'll be featured on tonight's party. thanks for linkin up. XOXO, kelli & kristi

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  28. Your door is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  29. I love this project. You have some serious creative genius! The color combo is awesome and the owl in the bowl.... I could go on and on!

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  30. Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for joining the Stache Party in August and sharing your creativity with everyone! I hope you'll come back in September!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  31. I looovvvve it! So pretty. I am going to feature your door art on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  32. Katie! love your door. That owl in the bowl is sooo cute!
    gail

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  33. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

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  34. That's insanely cute! I love the color combo of the frames you used on the door:)

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  35. Obsessed with this idea! You did an incredible job, I love the colors and the little owl!

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  36. Love this! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle.

    Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  37. I'll be featuring your wall tomorrow... Thank you for visiting my party!

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  38. Love the styling of this door - especially the owl in the moon combo! New follower :)

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