Ideas for Old Doors

 I DON’T HAVE THE “BEFORE” PICTURES FOR YOU, BUT I JUST REALIZED I NEVER DID PUT THIS PROJECT ON MY BLOG FOR YOU!

THE DOOR IN THIS PROJECT IS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE STRUCTURALLY, AND NONE OF THE WINDOWS WERE CRACKED. IT CAN ALSO BE USED “AS” A DOOR BY FITTING ON SOME NEW HINGES!

I GOT A TEMPLATE FROM A BOOK I HAVE, AND IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN DRAW A TEMPLATE FOR YOURSELVES VERY EASILY.

I LOVE THIS FLEUR DE LIS DESIGN WITH THE LATTICEWORK.

OLD DOOR WITH FLEUR DE LIS

OLD DOOR WITH FLEUR DE LIS

 

THE BOTTOM IS THERE, BUT THERE IS AN ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS IN FRONT OF IT, AS I USE IT IN MY RETAIL SHOP FOR A BACKDROP, OR DIVIDER, FOR DISPLAYS, BUT THE GLASS PANELS ARE THE INTERESTING PART ANYWAY.

THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF MY TEMPLATE.

FLEUR DE LIS TEMPLATE

FLEUR DE LIS TEMPLATE

YOU CAN ALWAYS SAND IT AND PAINT IT IF YOU CHOOSE, TO MATCH YOUR DECOR, BUT I KIND OF LIKE THE SHABBY CHIC STYLE WITH THE PAINT ALL PEELING OFF.

ALL YOU DO IS PLACE/TAPE THE TEMPLATE BEHIND THE GLASS, AND PAINT IT IN ON THE FRONT.

  YOU CAN PROBABLY USE ANY TYPE OF PAINT THAT YOU WANT, UNLESS IT IS GOING TO, SAY, BE OUTSIDE. THEN YOU WOULD WANT TO USE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HOLD UP TO THE ELEMENTS. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF PAINTS OUT THERE, SO YOU MAY WANT TO USE SOMETHING YOU CAN DIP A BRUSH IN TO THAT CAN BE USED ON GLASS, OR A PAINT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOR GLASS. 

THIS IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP, BUT UNTIL SOMEONE PURCHASES IT, THERE IT WILL BE, RIGHT NOW SERVING AS A BACKDROP FOR SOME OF MY PARIS APARTMENT STYLE ACCESSORIES.I HAVE IT PRICED AT $125.00, so either a walk in can buy it, or someone online that REALLY wants to purchase it can pay BIG bucks for shipping it!!

I HAVE ALSO USED IT TO PROVIDE A VISUAL DIVIDE IN MY SHOP, THEREFORE PLACING IT SIDEWAYS BETWEEN DISPLAYS. IT LOOKS PRETTY NEAT IN THERE ANY WAY I USE IT,EVEN IN THE CORNERS. BEFORE THIS, I USED IT FOR MY SPRING DISPLAY, WHERE IT DOES ITS DUTY JUST AS WELL.

IN THIS PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE THAT I USED A TALL SHUTTER IN BETWEEN THIS DISPLAY, AND THE ONE BESIDE IT.

 

Shutter used as divider in shop. Door can also be used as a divider.

Shutter used as divider in shop. Door can also be used as a divider.

SO THERE IT IS…..ANOTHER GREAT IDEA FOR AN OLD DOOR AND VERY EASY TO DO AS WELL.

I HAVE SEEN MANY IDEAS FOR OLD DOORS, INCLUDING:

  1.  ADDING SHELVES TO THE DOOR 
  2.  JUST USING IT IN A RETAIL OR HOME DECOR SETTING ,SECURED TO A WALL THAT NEEDS FILLING WITH SOMETHING, WITH JUST A WREATH HANGING ON THE DOOR. (MINE WILL HAVE SOME KIND OF PAINTED WORD SIGN ON IT….WHEN I GET TO THAT PROJECT)!!
  3. USING IT AS A POTTING BENCH BY ATTACHING SHELVING TO IT ON THE BOTTOM FRONT, WITH AN AWNING ATTACHED TO THE TOP, WHICH LOOKED REALLY NICE!

 I TOOK SOME QUICKPICS JUST TO SHOW YOU JUST A FEW ITEMS WITH THE DISPLAY THAT ARE FOR SALE IN MY SHOPPE IN THE “PARIS APARTMENT” STYLE. 

THE EIFFEL TOWER
THE EIFFEL TOWER

COLLECTIBLE AVON BOTTLE-$6.00 

DEVERAUX DRESS FORM
DEVERAUX DRESS FORM

THIS DRESS FORM IS SO PRETTY, AND IT HOLDS ANY TYPE OF JEWELRY-$14.99 

A "PROPER" FRENCH LADY
A “PROPER” FRENCH LADY-THE TOP OF A PRETTY FRENCH TIN

FRENCH TIN – $5.25

(all of these items, as well as a sleek black Antique Magazine Rack,Glycerine Soaps and Bath salts in Jasmine,Vintage Orchid plates,Hobigant dressing table jar with Silver lid,8 oz. Magnolia Scented Soy candle,HEAVENLY Lavender sachets (my best seller),and more are for sale in my shop….just send me an email if you would like to purchase any of these items,because they aren’t on my website at this time, AND to check for availability of the items).My website does, however have other cottage style gifts and home decor items.(I currently have a Vintage Tiered Server with beautiful roses on mark down as this months special). 

HAVE FUN!!

MY WEBSITE: www.creekwatercraftsandcollectibles.com

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