Sunday, September 16, 2012


My latest project is something I have been working on for awhile now. I had the general idea, but it took some time to accumulate the perfect pieces.

One of our customers at the shop recently called to let us know they were having a barn sale and they were allowing us in a day early to preview. This is always so much fun when the twelve of us get together shopping!  Friendly bartering and elbow throwing for the good stuff!

Most of what was available was crusty, rusty perfection. I grabbed this petite old door, it was exactly the right amount of chippy. Unfortunately the original wavy glass was broken, but I thought if I added a chalkboard it could work.

I decided to make it a message and mail center. My husband helped me to add some rustic feet so that it would be stable. I had some great old tin from Mom's barn that we fashioned into a small awning over the chalkboard.

While shopping at The Plucky Maidens Junkfest I grabbed a long, skinny wire basket and a black metal hand with string tied around the finger. I had acquired what I like to call "a wood whatchamacallit" from the local Goodwill that I covered in pallet wood scraps and attached to form a small tabletop. I found some little hooks at the craft store and attached them to the front.

Because of its size, it can snug near the entry of just about any space and provide the organization we all need to remind us of whats important while we're heading out the door. I love pieces like this! A whole bunch of little things kind of unamazing of their own, but together....fabulous!

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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You are so lucky to go to a barn sale early...just a tad bit jealous. I so love what you did with this old door...awesome idea, and thanks for sharing it at my party.


Debbi said... fun when you can see a vision of what you can do with a piece.
This won't surprise you that they did not have a going away party for me...I now free of Acosta and totally self employed and in the poor house until I can get things rolling along LOL. We will have to now go "a junkin" sometime soon.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Amazing job, so creative and it will be a quick seller!


Barbara Jean said...

looks great. fun project!!


Lorrie said...

Love your door, it's so cute! Wonderful job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! i love the basket on it! :)

SweetPepperRose said...

LOVE the door projects going on in blog land... I was at the S. A. the other day and they had a door! I was in my car and no way to get it home. I wanted to cry. At our S.A., you gotta take it then, no holding.

Honey at 2805 said...

A very clever idea, and so useful! Nice job!

Jeannie-JB said...

Wow - fabulous. Love what you did with all of your different finds.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Great job!
I love it.

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

I love how the door turned out...Connie