This post is especially made to link to Donna’s Saturday night special party for doors.
You all know I love ladders a whole bunch, but if there’s one thing I love more, it’s old doors…..
I just LOVE old doors.
Mike says I’ve never met a door on the curb that I didn’t take home with me.
Usually he exaggerates a lot.
You know what?
This time he’s right!
Why, sometimes I even get lucky and get one with the knobs still on.
And if I’m really lucky, they’ll have glass knobs.
This time I think the door-gods were smiling down on me. I mean really, 4 doors with glass knobs all on the same day?
Oh yes, baby, and all at the same curb.
These 2 were stored in my son’s garage over the winter.
Why, I have so many doors I had to make a special corral for them in the back of the garage. Some 2x4’s attached to the wall studs hold several doors upright and makes it easier to get them out.
This very weathered white door was helped along by leaving it at my Mom’s house for 2 summers (I meant to come back to get it sooner Mom, really I did!)
Cabinet doors count too!
So what does one DO with so many doors? Besides
them at every known relatives house?
The possibilities are endless.
This arbor is the entry to my “Rainbow Garden” built in memory of our dog, Justice. If you look closely where the chain link fence meets the picket fence you will see a black wooden silhouette of a German Shepherd standing sentry by the corner of the yard. You can read more about this memorial garden here.
This cabinet door had the best red painted hardware still attached to it when I found it.
I made a base for it to make it into a coffee table for one of my daughter’s friends.
My first try at a potting bench.
Sometimes just leaning up against the fence in the garden is good.
Or add a little trim around the edges and you have a great headboard.
Of course, leaving the glass knob on just makes it that much better.
This dining room table was made from some curb found table legs, some crown molding, and a door that came off another room in the house.
I wouldn’t let my son throw the door away. So it became the dining table at his house.
This picture shows it before the glass top was installed.
You can read more about this arbor I made for my Mom, here. It has lots of great memories attached to it.
Stay tuned for some more great uses for doors.
Those of you looking for updates on the big kitchen project, I’ll post the next step tomorrow.
Gotta go now, there’s a project to finish……