Thursday, March 3, 2011

Found: Old white door

I decided to play around a little with my wall art and decor
and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out...
at least for now.

Remember this wonderful piece from a previous post? I decided it was time to do something different
with it so I took out the hydrangeas and replaced
them with these goodies.

Some of these photos aren't the greatest, but this
is my pantry area and there is not a lot of light.
{I have since pushed the flashcard down farther as
shown in the first photo}

I added a pair of my candles along with vintage paper shred,
an old photograph, a flashcard and a handmade envelope
that my last package of Etsy goodies came packaged in.

I put it all on an old white door that I found antiquing a few weeks ago. I love the detailed doorknob!

I schleped this door from the shop to the house all by myself a few days ago. I backed the car up to the shop, put it in the trunk, drove in the garage and unloaded it. After hitting the top of the garage door with it a few times I finally got it into the house. :)

I had originally wanted to put some french wording or numbers on that back part of this piece. One of these days I will get around to that when I decide what I want. Any suggestions?

I purchased the door for $12 intending to use it in my booth eventually, but for now it resides in my home and I love it.

{no your head is not crooked. lol. our floors in this area of our ancient house are crooked. I am going to have hubby make me a piece of shim. I suppose I would be a little crooked if I was over 100 years old too}



Sweet Old Vintage said...

Too funny... I am 70 and I am allot crooked. LOL The piece is charming and soooo you.... Enjoy...

Ozma of Odds said...!!
I keep scrolling up and down looking for the old door, only to realize that "that" was the door!!
I am so used to seeing this door in my mom's farm cottage, I just considered it to be a charming door:)
~ adore the door pocket too

And soooo many ideas for the inset on the door:
*cut out and lace insert
*chalkboard paint them (this paint comes in other colors besides black!)
*cut out and glass inset them
*chicken wire them like a memory board
*french script paper them
etc. etc.!!

have fun, and whatever you do, even if you just leave it as is, it will be charming:)

xo, Rosemary

grammy and papi said...

Love the ability to use things in my own home for awhile and then sell them in my booth. Makes ever changing decor, thrifty too, even profitable. LOL Love the white door.

Have a God Filled Day

Marian said...

Love all your pictures!! I especially love the door pocket, did you make it? I have never seen anything like this...LOVE IT!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Sandi, how GORGEOUS! Love all your pics today (don't I always LOVE all your pics?!?) LOL

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi, I swear you make the prettiest things out of your finds, I love that door!... I need you to come help me spruce up my home!... xoxo Julie Marie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandi...everything looks so, so pretty! Love old doors ~ I also love your little tags with the mirror on it! Where did you get them?!

Passionate for White said...

Three words....purty, purty, purty!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Sandi, That piece is very pretty and you have decorated it so lovely. For the French wording, how about "Bonjour", "très bien" or "magnifique"?
I also love your new old door. What a great find!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Simply Beautiful! I left a white door behind once and it still haunts me today.~Cheers Kim

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Love it Sandi! Of course I'm thinking something French on the door~ so pretty!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute new profile pic:)