Hello dear friends, hope you all have had a nice weekend! The topic for today's Show and Tell is "Trash to Treasure." If you read my previous post, you already know that I happened upon a wonderful pile of junk right in my own alley. I selected one item from the pile to spruce up and the result is the star of my post today.
I picked this discarded door from the aforementioned pile of rumble. If that bike had not been a men's ten speed, it probably would have a coat of pink paint on it right now, but it looked too modern so I opted for the door. I waited till nightfall to retrieve this diamond in the rough. If the neighbor who ditched it had seen my interest in this door, he would either have wanted to keep it for himself or charge me for taking it... swell guy. And I must report, this baby was HEAVY, even though half of it is made of screen. I was not expecting THAT! So I huffed and puffed my way back to the house with only the street light as a guide, but with the door safely in tow.
After a coat of shell pink paint, a glass knob, the addition of a fleur de lys embellishment and some ethereal tulle curtains, I created this lovely backdrop for an impromptu backyard vignette.
Here is a closer look at the color and the added embellishment. I found this fleur de lys at the craft store in the unfinished wood section. I gave it a light coat of the pink paint, let it dry and then brushed a small amount of silver craft paint into the crevices to accent the details. I then attached it to the surface of the door with quick dry tacky glue.
Even though the door is rather large in size, it is still very versatile. For instance, this would be a great piece to serve as a divider for a booth space at an antique mall or craft show. When entertaining, I am going to use it in a different area of my yard where I want to hide some unsightly things like the lawn mower, extra trash barrel, etc. Hmmm, good for hiding unsightly areas?...I might need to find some more doors to use in other areas of my house too!
Thank you so much for visiting today! For a complete list of Show and Tell participants please visit our sweet hostess Analise. Hope you drop in again for a visit.
The door(s) is/are always open! LOL!