Sunday, June 8, 2008

Glad you dropped by for...

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!
Happy Day!

19 comments:

just being crafty said...

Great find Love the door. You made it into a beautiful treasure!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Karen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the subtle eggshell pink. What a pretty color! The tulle is perfect.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Bonnie said...

Lovely vignette! The tulle really softens the look of the door. Great find -- and nice work making it
special!

Bonnie

Elly said...

What a great idea for an old door! I love it!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh I just LOVE this! I have a large old screen window that I've had hanging on the side of the garage trying to look gardenish. Now I know exactly what do with it! Thank you =) Blessings... POlly

Lisa M said...

Do you think ol' Crankenberry will recognize his door when he sees it? (I hope you'll be riding that bicycle past his window soon! LOL) Seriously, you did a fabulous job with this; I just love it! The glass doorknob is the perfect touch.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I adore this pale pink door you found in the trash. Everything about it is so feminine and yummy! Love that tulle...it's the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing it with us.
xo
jeanne

Our Back Porch said...

LOVE the door!! Great job.
Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

vintage paper bella~andrea said...

oh my I love that!! Everyone has such lovely projects.. I have been so busy with upcomming events..So I had to make something smaller and faster! You did a great job on the door!

leesiebella said...

Melissa! What a preyty door re-do! It looks so so shabby and chic! I need you to come do mine!!

xo
Analise

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Love what you did with the door! That's just amazing. (And me with an old door in my shed - oh, boy!)

Di said...

I love, love the pink door. How cute and funny how you waited until dark to go get it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday! Di

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Oh Wow! I love how that door turned out. There's something about old doors that I'm always intrigued with. Fabulous job!

Smiles -

Christa
Chloe Rose

Cami said...

Well, I'm beyond "tickled pink"! How wonderful is this?!!! And I can just picture you under the cover of darkness... My kind of woman!!! I'm always lugging home doors. Seriously! Making one into a headboard currently. It's already shell pink w/ some basecoated jadite color underneath. I'm just gonna varnish 3 million time to avoid lead poisoning. Again, I am SOOO impressed w/ your final result.

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

What a cute idea! you did a beautiful job!!
smiles,
Sandy

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great piece! I don't know what made me smile more: The treasure itself or the vision of you in the dark lugging it home! I love stories like yours!

Jeanie said...

Lovely! Beautiful embellishing. You really did make a treasure!

miss gracies house said...

Great idea-it turned out soo pretty! It never hurts to have a moving screen, either!
Thanks for sharing!
Rene'

tammyCA said...

I'm late on this post, but that image of lugging a heavy door in the night made me laugh! :) I would have done the same. Very pretty vignette!