Happy Friday!!! If you’ve been following for awhile-you might remember when I did a
makeover for my office.
There were a few DIY projects in that makeover-including one where I re-purposed
the top half of an old bi-fold door. Well, at the time, I really didn’t have any use for bottom half,
so they were put in the basement, along with all my other ‘I’ll use it someday’, stash.
Until now. When I started making over the foyer (months ago-UGH), one of the things
I absolutely wanted to have, was a coat hanger. Although we have a coat closet down the
hall from the foyer-it rarely (if ever) get’s used when family and friends come to visit. Usually those coats get thrown over the staircase banister for easy access.
Initially, I was going to make a coat hanger out of some reclaimed wood we had in the
basement-and then I caught sight of those door panels! Unfortunately, when I held
one of them up against the wall, it was a bit too long. Enter hubby-with a few quick
measurements, and a quick swipe of his circular saw-the door panel was ready for
me to add a little function and character to it.
Instead of boring you with the LONG, step by step version-I’ll give you the short one.
Basically, I started by taping off the center of the door panel-and giving it two coats
of chalk paint. Once that was dry-I gave the outer part one coat of American Decor
(Everlasting). Once that was dry-I put a light coat of Elmer’s glue over the paint-and
when the glue was a bit tacky-I painted another light coat of the Everlasting on.
Then I used my hairdryer to speed up the crackling process. Once the surface
was completely dry-I used sandpaper to get rid of any excess paint-and distress
the door a bit. The last step was screwing in two hooks that I found in the attic
and two knobs I purchased on the panel.
I’m OVER THE MOON happy with how it turned out, and it goes
perfectly with the eclectic mix of old and new that I wanted for the foyer.
Of course- I wasn’t too happy with hubby last night-when, just before I was
going to take
photo’s-he decided to erase my prayer (which was written so pretty)-
and add his own
message. That would have been just fine-except the sun was about to go down
foyer is dark to begin with! ERGO-the sloppy script on my chalkboard!!!
On another note-remember I told you about this GORGEOUS barn picture I picked up
last weekend? Well, it too has been given a ‘little’ character!!! I’ll be sharing more
about how I created the weathered look on the picture frame-as well as the wall
gallery it takes center stage in…on Monday!!
I’ll be sharing more about how I created the weathered look on the picture frame-
as well as the wall gallery it takes center stage in…on Monday!!
Blessings and hugs,
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