Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A(nother) Door Project: Making a sweet table

Can we get back to the new craft room for a minute? I kind of thought that once it was finished, I would be wrapping & crafting away. During the holidays, I spread everything out on the floor & worked away. I loved being able to leave everything out & come back to it later. And, frankly, I like doing projects on the floor. Nonetheless, I took a look around & realized that I needed to add a small table. As I started to shop for a cool, old table, I realized that this was going to be a pricey addition, and the dimensions had to be just right. My husband has been cleaning out the garage, (thank goodness!!), and came across our old screen door from our former house. Yes, he kept that, can you believe it? He suggested that I re-finish the door & put it on sweet, dainty legs. I decided to give it a try. Check it out. Oh, and not to worry, we saved the other half of the door so I'm sure it will pop up in some project down the road ;)

Here’s what we’re doing:
My husband cut the door in half
I filled in the hinge holes with wood filler & did a quick hand-sand
I painted the underneath white, he added the legs (purchased from Lowe’s)
Then, I painted the top (primed it 1st of course)
Even with the primer, it took 2 coats of paint
We ordered a custom piece of glass to fit in the scalloped area
Totally cute right?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Door Project: A really easy project for me ;)

In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t throw away too much in my household. This is mainly due to my husband’s inability to part with anything & everything. Think Paw Paw style: “we may need these old hinges if we ever decide to build our own wine rack” or “you never know when you might want to go retro with an old lighting fixture”.  But, I have to admit, I love it when we can take something & re-use it for another purpose.

Here’s what we’re doing:
My husband knocked out each square of the existing door
He then affixed wooden beams for the legs & 2x4’s for the sides
He ordered custom glas pieces to fit each square
I decided to leave it red & scuff it with sandpaper…my only contribution to this project!
He added 2 coats of lacquer
Oh, I also helped transport it to the porch. This was no easy task, let me tell you!
We are going to order teak chairs that will tie in with the color of the beams. (compliments of my mom)
Come on over for a glass of peach lemonade or a beer!

This picture pretty much sums up my involvement with this project :)
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