Friday, April 15, 2016

in with the old ...


I absolutely loved this look in our guest room, but I wanted to hang some supplies on the wall and I did not want to tap nail holes all over the fresh paint.


In December we bought an old door at Habitat Restore for $35, but it stayed in storage until this week.


What took me so long in dealing with the door was not knowing how to "age" it.


I finally just laid the door across some saw horses in the garden, slapped on stripper and waited to see what happened.


Then came the fun part.


The door and the table hold a conglomeration of crafting supplies 


and things that simply make me smile - 


like my MacKenzie Childs sock purse hung in honor of Rita of Panoply and Sarah of Hyacinths for the Soul.


The doorknob has no function - I bought it for our pantry door, but it didn't fit and finally I have a spot for it.


With no one staying in the guest room 


and no one expected in the near future,


 I can simply leave things out on the table.


But when company arrives, they will have a pretty view out the window


 and lots of "eye candy".


Now, I need to head outside and get busy in the garden 


because Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson and I have joined up with the sweet ladies of Thoughts of Home for a Garden Party which begins on April 25.


I guess I was wrong - the guest room does have an occupant, but I don't think she even notices I brought in an old door!

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41 comments:

JoAnne said...

Yes, I think your current occupant is very happy with or without the door but I really love it. Old doors just have so much character and you had such a good idea to use it for hanging your supplies. Charming and functional at the same time.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a GREAT idea! Love the look and use of old and new quirky things to make this room truly your creative space.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Rita C. said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! I love your door and all its decor, but when I saw that sock purse hanging in its first photo, I enlarged it to see it better...only to find your closeup shot next - thank you for that! I love it all, but you know I love that purse!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm so ready for summer break-- I've got a list as long as my arm of things that need done around here. Organizing my craft room is on that list ...STILL!
and it grows...
I love your door/wall. Its perfect. The sock purse is a new one. Never seen one of those. But the 'enter' on the door... Eye catching. Your guest will no doubt find it interesting to see, if you get any.

Have fun outside!

Stacey said...

I love what you did with the door! That's pretty brilliant, I must say. :)

Thanks friend for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Connie said...

Carol, this is genius! Not only no holes in your wall, but what a pretty way to frame the sweet things that you have hung here. Even when you decide to change it up, the nail holes in the door will add to the shabby worn look. You're a mastermind!
Great idea . . . now I need to find a door. Better find a yard sale, like I really need an reason to do that, LOL.
Happy weekend . . . thanks for sharing.
Connie :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol, I love the idea of a door and no holes in the walls! It also just looks charming! Such fun ideas you have!
hugs,
Linda

Naomi said...

Such a good idea and beautiful room.

Melanie said...

That door is just perfect where you placed it! I love how you have "decorated" it, too. Absolutely charming. I love the curtains in that guest bedroom, by the way.

bobbie said...

VERY clever!!! And utterly adorable, too ~

Kim said...

Perfect!! Now I want an old door!! And a puppy. ;)

Laura said...

I just want to come visit and hear about all of your treasures and projects.
What a haven you have created.
I look forward to co - hostessing our Garden Party April 25th.

Laura
White Spray Paint
TOHOT

Susie said...

Carol, Your dog likes the view. :):) That door is wonderful. I love how you made it into a beautiful view point. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is a great way to re-use a door, and save a wall finish! So pretty and functional, too...and it gives the room some architectural detail!

Vicky Hunt said...

This is so clever and absolutley beautiful as well. I love it and am trying to figure out where I could do wsomething similar. :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love where you placed the door and what you hung on it. There are 5 days out in the garage, two original to the house, the rest finds... My problem is I have NO wall space...gosh if I only had some walls. I also like not putting holes in the walls because every time I do I hear plaster boards falling off the laths..

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol you go girl ... Paint stripper works well but needs lots of ventilation so outside in your garden must of made the project very enjoyable. I think your idea is brilliant with using the door for organization. We too are working currently on our art zone in the center of our basement and we are exploring storage. Going with industrial chic and adding a few industrial antiques. Seems no matter what size someone's house is clever storage reins supreme. Your solution rocks! Miss Lulu sure knows how to relax like a princess, lol. I think who ever stays in your guest room will enjoy all the eye candy and design.
xoxo,
Vera

cynthia lee designs said...

Someone very furry and cute seems to really like that room!! So sweet!!
hugs,
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Oh, that DOOR! It would be fabulous just on its own, but with all of the interesting items on it, it is art! Love love love it!

Sarah said...

Carol, this is a fun idea to say the least. You are so clever and creative. Of course I love the darling sock coin purse dedicated to Rita and me. '-) The door knob can certainly be a good spot to hang something on. I love the eclectic mix of objects. You are a girl after my own heart. This is a fun guest room!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Again, you've given me great ideas! Loved this post and that creative juice that flows through you!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the door and the way you are using it. xoox Su

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL! This is a great idea! No holes in the wall, and an extra feature of texture and function! BRAVO!!!!! Oh how I love your cottage. Happy day dear heart!

Gina said...

I love it! It was a super idea to use the door!

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

What a fabulous idea! Never would have thought of that, and the decor on it just spices up your crafting space. Great job!

Mary

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, what a genius idea...love the door! If you have a guest, I think they just might stay a while in that lovely setting! Pam @ Everyday Living

bj said...

your use of the fabulous olden door is spot on...handy for supplies while it looks AWESOME....

Kelly said...

I love how that turned out! I think it looks better with the door than if you had hung things on the wall without it. It works the same way that a tray on a table does, holding all of the misc things. The doorknob you added gives it so much character too.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The guest room is really welcoming. I love the sheer curtains on the window and the old door is te perfect addition.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Happy Saturday, Carol! Thank you for stopping by the blog!!!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Great idea Carol! And it looks so cottagey and vintagey and Caroley!

Pamela Gordon said...

I absolutely love the door and how you decorated it! It really is sweet and fun. I certainly would enjoy staying in that room.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a perfect solution! I love this idea and all your pretty treasures decorating your new "old" door.

Jann Olson said...

Carol, the door turned out perfectly and you have it filled with marvelous treasures. Isn't if fun when something just happens to turn out like you'd hoped? I'm looking forward to the garden party. Going with an entirely new color in the garden this year.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy said...

LOVE how the door turned out. Well done!!

Jen Kershner said...

I think that was a fairly brilliant idea! It looks amazing and I love the distressing on the door.

Renee said...

Very nice use of the old door.

Jeanna said...

Perfect solution for storage. I love the old door and what a cute idea to put the bicycle with flowers in the basket right outside the bedroom window. So creative!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love how you aged your door! I have one that needs something....I will have to try your method. It looks so great on the wall. What a fun place to sit and create for awhile.

Carla said...

The door looks great. Lulu might notice the changes lol
Great way of avoiding holes in the wall

Art @ Home said...

Love. The. Door. You're going to have a big problem because your guests won't ever leave.