I hinged two vintage doors together
added small iron brackets with a glass top below the window
added vintage shutters
added a decorative door handle
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(a really bad one!)
There once was an ugly old door…
who had issues and problems galore…
she sure needed scrubbing...
and lots of my loving…
Her beauty I hoped to restore!
I grabbed all my very best stuff…
and wanting to prove it was tough…
the glue worked like magic…
she’s no longer tragic…
She’s finished--- and I’ve had enough!!!
Yeah, Yeah, I know. That was pretty cheesy! I should have stuck with Roses are Red!!!
If you want to see the long version of the process, read on.
This pitiful door was purchased for $8.00 at a local flea market
It was in sad shape – disgusting actually!
The finish was N-A-S-T-Y!
The first thing I did was strip the old finish off
I used Gorilla Glue to attach broken pieces of window molding
Gorilla Tape held things in place as they dried
I wanted to add a glass shelf under the windows on the prettiest side
I removed the bottom molding
Then I had to saw a groove that was the thickness of the glass in these two pieces
After the pieces had dried, the mirror slipped right in
Hobby Lobby brackets hold it up
The old door knob was a cheap replacement so I was left with a hole
I gathered some scrap pieces together
The piece I used was a hardwood floor sample – glued it up nicely
Slipped it into the side opening
And she he fit like a glove!
I filled the rest of the hole with wood putty and then stained it
Since there were no screw holes, I grabbed the Gorilla Glue again
Clamps held it as it dried
I attached these vintage shutters to each side of the window
and put back the original deadbolt lock.
On the backside, I have attached two large H.L. brackets
that will hold a triangular shelf.
This was a fairly involved project, but I am so glad that I did it?
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I have purchased more hangers, knobs, and pretty things to attach to the other sides.
Now, do you want to know where I am going to use it?
I will tell you my exciting news tomorrow!!!
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