June 20, 2010

Vintage Door Panels

 

I recently found some great vintage cabinet door panels at an antique mall.  They are wonderfully faded and perfectly chippy!   I bought different colors and different sizes at a cost of $4.00 - $8.00 per panel.

It has been fun using them as the background for other elements.  However, it has been more of a challenge than I thought!!!

I have sold a couple of the successful ones in my Etsy shop.

 

 

This one made a great hanger for the boudoir.

 

The owl hook is also vintage.  (The customer loved owls.)

 

I added a double, vintage iron sconce to this old drawer front.

 

It was definitely a favorite.

It was hanging here at BCH while I had it listed.

I fell in love with it and decided to keep it.

When I went to take it out of the shop, it had sold!!!

 

 

So, I decided to make another one for myself

 

(plan A)

I used another white door panel.

 

                I had this wreath with the cupids… Hobby Lobby.

 

I painted a metal hook white and

I made the number on the computer as a pattern to paint inside the wreath.

 

I thought these elements had potential…but guess what?

I didn’t love it!

I KNOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE AFTER PHOTOGRAPH!!!

SORRY,  I DIDN’T TAKE ONE…

I JUST TOOK IT APART AND STARTED ON PLAN B.

 

(PLAN B)

I flipped it over to the equally charming black side.

 

I found these stick on letters left over from another project.

 

I assembled it.

 

I didn’t like this either…but at least I photographed it this time!

 

(On To Plan C)

I Give Up!!! 

It will be a towel holder until I come up with another idea.

 

 

Can You Handle One More Bad Idea ???

Get ready, this one is really B-A-D!

 

 

I TOLD YOU!!!   What on Earth was I thinking?

I purchased this ragamuffiny, Captain Hookless , Czar - looking dude thinking it was cool. 

I thought it looked like something off an old ship that had been in the ocean for hundreds of years.

The sad part is that I used my only gray panel. 

  It’s glued on with lots of Gorilla Glue and I can’t get it off!

I am going to keep trying to pry it off.  If I am not successful, 

I can always list it at Halloween!

 

 

I only have two more door panels left.

 

The wood grain and color on the bottom one is fabulous! 

 

Maybe, I will paint this little mirror white and use it.

The only problem is…I don’t trust my ideas anymore!!!

 

I bought this door with the intentions of taking it apart and using the panels.

Now, I have changed my mind.

It is better off remaining a door until I get my mojo back!!!

 

I am linking to the parties below.  Click the buttons on the day of the party to join the fun.

 

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Blessings,

Rhonda

26 comments:

  1. Rhonda...it is somehow a comfort to me that you actually have creative block every now and then! Since you got more than your share of the creative genes...it seems only fair that you have an off day;)!

    I sound like a great friend...right;)! I only say all of this knowing that tomorrow is another day and that you will have something amazing to show us then!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  2. I smiled while reading your post. I love to see the creative process in action and it was great watching you work, successful or not. I'm sure I have one of those owl hooks around here, just like the one in your photo. Let me know if you want to try that again and I'll round it up and send it to you. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I like your post. I think the towel holder is great and I like the mirror as is on that door panel. They compliment each other. It is good to know I am not the only one that gets into decorating funks. I feel like when I am in one of them all I do is make messes and clean them up with nothing to show for it.

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  4. This looks amazing! You found so many different things to do with one piece, I love it! Hope you have a great week! ~Andrea
    http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

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  5. WOW--love the ideas. I think they all look great...well except maybe Captain Hookless...he's kinda scarey. lol.

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  6. That was a cute post...it so reminded me of ME!~ You know sometimes you just have to walk away from the project and when you least expect it...the light bulb goes off. I do love the pieces though...they are cool!

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  7. I love these. Even the ragamuffiny, Captain Hookless, Czar. I could see someone doing a french inspired room just loving that. I would list it on Etsy and give it a whirl.

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  8. I like all your creations! Well okay maybe not the weird shabby guy.....but all the others look great! :)

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  9. Hey, now whats wrong with the towel holder??? I love it!

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  10. Hi Rhonda,
    I think you are being a little too hard on yourself, but I know the feeling. I have ripped up quite a few pillow and runner designs! LOL. If you ain't feelin it, you ain't feelin it!

    But, I like them.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. Hey girl, you are being way too rough on yourself. I was totally digging your creations! LOVED them. You are awesome and everyone has moments of creative block. Loved the towel holder so much too.

    Hope you have a great day. Relax and get that mojo flowing again, lol.

    Jenn

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  12. I love all your crafts- even the ones you think came out terrible! Thanks for sharing, and I'll be sure to follow for crafty inspiration!

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  13. lovely crafts...
    Happy Monday!

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  14. I must say that those chippy doors make me swoon....

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  15. Rhonda, I think you are being waaay too hard on yourself. THese are all beautiful (well, the Halloween-y one is a bit scary!), but the others are just glorious! I love using old architectural elements! Your old door is terrific, too!

    Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Looking forward to seeing you there! :0)

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  16. What a great idea!!!

    Good luck with your mojo :-)

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  17. I like both Plan A and Plan B. I think the mirror on the last one will be really cute too. I think you should make them, because even if you don't like them, you can always list them in your shop and I'm sure someone else will like them.

    If I was allowed to put holes in my wall, I would definitely like that mirror in black on that grey panel. It would also help if I had a place to put it, very cute.

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  18. What a great post! It is refreshing to see un-perfection once in a while. Love that door!

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  19. Love, love, love your salvage reuse. That's what we're all about at the cottage.

    This post would be a perfect fit for my Tips & Tricks linky party, starting back up tonight.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:

    ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

    You can get the details here:

    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  20. I actually liked your transformations and that poor little czaar that won't come off would actually make a good conversation piece propped up in a bookcase or something. Kind of unique.

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  21. Okay I actually like the scary guy but then again we have a couple of skeleton heads of a deer and raccoon that I use for decorating. It looks better than it sounds. I think your stuff is great but know the feeling of going from plan a to plan c and beyond.

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  22. Your creative process is awesome. Each photo was better than the other.

    I am going to find some doors!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  23. Thanks for taking us on the journey - sometimes it happens. I have to say...I love the owl you sold. And you are right the piratey thing is just weird...

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  24. i think the first one would've been cute, too bad you didn't take a pic! the 2nd on e wasn't bad either! i hate it when i get in a decorating funk too, looking at all these fun blogs usually inspires me tho!

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  25. I liked the Captain too...for soem odd reason...but the board behind him seems a bit "rough" for my style. So he would have to be an "off to the side" display for sure.
    I like the idea of "blending" him into books or things in/on a bookcase.

    You deserve a time out to get your "mojo" back...and I have a feeling that won't take long.

    Rose

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