Hi friends!! I am sharing my home tour over at Debbiedoo’s today! Go on over and check it out, but be sure to come back!
I decided a few weeks ago that every Friday I would feature a project that has been repurposed. If you have something you’d like to submit to be featured, look for the button on the right that says “Submit an Upcycle.” I’d love to feature you too!!
Today, I am featuring my old door message center.
When I first started painting and crafting back in August, I bought 25 windows and a few old doors from a man on Craigslist. As I’ve mentioned before, I had no idea what I was going to do with any of it.
Not a clue.
In the end, I painted each of those 25 windows and have sold almost every single one.
As for the doors, they too sold, except for one.
Yep, I just had to keep one!
I blogged about this door back when I first started, but I was so eager to get it up on the blog, that I never showed the actual finished piece. I decided today would be the day!
This door started off looking like this…
It was hideous and it took A LOT of cleaning!
After a coat of paint, it looked like this…
I know. Not much better right?
Then, I added a black glaze over it to give it an aged look.
And I added my favorite stencil.
Next, I cut several pieces of scrapbook paper to size, added some pictures of my family and two hooks, and then attempted to hang my masterpiece.
My husband was out of town, and so I thought I could easily figure it out.
I grabbed a few dry wall anchors and some screws, measured out where I wanted the screws to go and got to work.
I was so proud of myself.
Until I tried to pick up the door and hang it on the wall!
It weighed a TON!!! I mean, really? It was crazy heavy! At one point, I even enlisted my 7 year old to help me out. I was that determined.
In the end, all I had was a door and couple of new holes in the drywall. And, the original post ended here.
When my husband came home later that week, he came up with a plan to hang the door.
Here’s what he did… He screwed a few boards into the studs and then hung the door from the boards. It’s the best way to save your walls!
Here is our old door message center…
We love it!!
Would you use something like this in your house?