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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Doors Turned Old For A New Wall

Picture a brown slump block wall with a console TV from the 70's and that's what the before looked like of my recent family room redo for a client.  (Wish I had a picture)  Now, imagine our thoughts when we discovered 8 foot doors were on sale at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore for just $5 each!  With the help of Mr. Right the doors were all cut to fit the 14 plus foot wall and then I got to painting.

Here's what the doors looked like before
Here's a few with the first coat of paint.  And here's the final after...
The doors each have several layers of paint and much distressing.  Mr. Right added a heavy duty shelf to top off the doors and allow for some extra decorating space.  My client agreed to a new flat screen tv to replace the console and Laura had the perfect buffet to anchor the space!  Here's a few close ups of some of the details...
 An iron hook and set of keys from Hobby Lobby
 The candles and candlesticks were already owned by my client
 The rooster clock came from a local specialty shop
and antique hardware was purchased by my client.  What a fun project, all completed while my client was on a trip to New York.  Let me know what you think.  Love, Kelly.


  1. I absolutely love this!!! You are so creative. I especially love the distressed antiquated finish you gave to the doors. What a statement!!

  2. I love this!! What a beautiful way to add interest!!!

  3. What a great way to restore doors by using them for a decorative purpose! =D The distressed paint finish accentuates the color of the buffet table, and it gives that antiquating feel to it. Hope to see more projects just like this from you!

    Marla Hinds

  4. I LOVE IT! :’> A wall made from beautiful doors? Why not! In fairness, this idea is new to me. I only hear reinvented windows but not doors transformed into walls. That’s why I find this to be truly creative and unique! And, the texture in each surface gives off a vintage appeal. :)

  5. I like Beautiful Doors for my home and I look it as a part of interior design

  6. It’s brilliant to put a shelf atop the doors! At least now, they’re not simply doors lined up to form a wall. It’s a rather good piece of furniture. :) Now your family room wouldn’t be mistaken for a dull room from the 70’s. The theme is still old, but with more class. Shabby chic! ;)

  7. Wow. you showed us how to turn an old piece into an interesting one. This is a good example for those who are trying to give their houses new designs.

  8. There's no need for you to throw old stuffs from your home. With some dose of creativity, you can turn it into something more artistic. turn boring spaces with unique pieces you, yourself made!