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Monday, May 12, 2008

WHAT TO DO WITH AN OLD DOOR......

I had an OLD, FAUX ficus tree in my living room that I just carried out to the dumpster !!

It is so ugly, I couldn't stand it a minute longer....

But, OOPS....now there's this empty spot and nothing to fill it with......

This old door, I decided, might work.....at least for awhile.....

So.....I painted it white....

put a dark glaze on it to soften the white...... (aren't we goofy)


Hung a few things on it, for the time being...........

since I don't know what the heck else to do with this door...do you?

I had this cute little wooden shelf that I got years ago at a local flea market....




STILL looking a little plain.....

Remember, to me, LESS is NOT BETTER....

I like lotsa stuff ..........

I also like things that aren't in every other house you go in so I'm probably going to like this decorated old door....at least for awhile..

Sometimes, I get strange looks from SWEET MAN...
Men just don't get it, sometimes

OK....just adding the green berries make it all look better to me....

This new addition to the room will have to last long enough for me to save my money for a

FABULOUS, HANDPAINTED SCREEN

*sigh

Until then, this ole door will have to fill the spot ......

I have a feeling there is something REALLY fantastic I could do with this door....
If I just had the talent some of you do, I could paint something fabulous on it....

but......

I DON'T

hugs, bj

35 comments:

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW!
You did a great job. I would of never thought to do that, what a great idea. It looks great the way you have it decorated. It will be fun to change it for different Holiday's.
Have a wonderful great day,
ginger

Mary said...

I love it, bj -- it looks beautiful! If you still want to do something different to it, have you considered stencilling it? Or decoupaging it with color copies of your favorite art? You could even cut out flowers from wrapping paper or magazine pics...

Don't you love how I'm making all this work for you?!
xoxo,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Hello BJ, check out your post from yesterday, I left a belated comment this morning. I BELIEVE WE WILL BE GREAT FRIENDS. I love your door and that it is different. You go girl.
I agree, less is not best! You should see my house.

Blessings, Jeanne

Amelia said...

Love the door! A new place to decorate - really like the ideas of changing with the seasons or holidays.

You have a great eye for such decorating - .

Hugs from Amelia in Oklahoma

Susan said...

I love the little shelf. I have a "thing" for shelves and now I'm running out of wall space.

You always have good ideas.

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I love your door!! I have a thing for doors too!! I think it looks great!!

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!!

xoxo,
Brittany

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!
Great door idea! I've seen some in garage sales and now I know what to do with them. Good display area!
Hugs, Sherry
Loved your Mothers Day post also!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, You are so.. creative. I'm with you! I love my stuff. I think Mary also has some very creative ideas for your doors. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Terrie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, I love love love it! Okay, I need an old door now :) Oh and a place to put it! I love your style girlfriend :)

Hugs,
Dena

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a clever idea Miss BJ! I love it. Love the shelf hanging on it...

You have wonderful decorating ideas!
xo
Penny

Back Through Time said...

I love your doors!! I do something like that with old doors here in the store and they are fun! I think you don't need to worry about painting them, you did a wonderful job with your decor:-)More places to hang more stuff!
Hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day!
Michelle

Anita said...

LOVE the door!!! Great job!

It's funny how you and I have the same taste in "objects", but not in "execution"! :)

PAT said...

BJ, I absolutely love that door and would not do anything different! It's fabulous!

Pat

Donna Kay said...

LOVE THE DOOR!!! Great idea - you are so creative - I am getting so many wonderful ideas from you. Loved the story about your Mom - she must have been a very special lady!!!
Bless...
Donna

Beverly said...

BJ, you are a never ending source of inspiration and wonderful, fun posts. I don't know how you do it. I think your door looks great. And, you're right. Men just don't get "it".

Thanks for visiting my Jeanne. She is a very special person, too. Please introduce her around.

Jeanne said...

Back again to tell you I do go by Jeanne, such as Jeanie, but not spelled the same. My childhood name too. My first name is Sylva, not really used. I am called Sylva Jeanne by my aunts and uncles from way back. I am happy you like my blog I am loving the fun of the whole experience. when am I going to clean house and do laundry???

Jeanne

beddow said...

You may not have the talent to paint but you definitely have the talent to put things together and make it look fantastic! I love the door.
Have a great day.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Bj!! How've you been? Busy decorating, I see! :) I think the doors look great and the shelf makes it functional too! Just an idea...what if you put fabric panels just on those recessed (or raised?) panels? or even wall paper? Kind of gives you the look of the painted screen you want and could serve as a great backdrop to your little displays. You could use some braided trim around the edges, lots of possibilities! Hope you are doing well...keep on decorating! :) ~ Laurie

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ - Your doors are perfect! You did a great job with your 'new' bare spot. You could add a sign or framed picture under the wreath or shelf if you wanted to add anything else. If they were the right size and shape they wouldn't take away from the look you have. They look great the way they are. ~Adrienne~

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Hey, I would have never thought to do what you have done with it! So you are up on me...LOL!

Enjoy your door!☺

CIELO said...

Great job, BJ! That is lovely....! What an useful and pretty way to use an old door....

Have a great day

Cielo

Kathleen Grace said...

I think it looks great, but if you want my idea, I would turn it around, make some triangular shelves for it and make it into a corner shelf unit. What do you think?

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

BJ, love your door, how creative! Great post on your mom! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

~Rhonda :)

Jo said...

I really like what you did with that door! That white wooden shelf is especially beautiful!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh BJ, I think what you did with the door is great! Leave it there. It's very clever and different and beautiful. Just like you.

Hugs,
Joanne

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It's marvelous, BJ. I love old doors used in unexpected places. You did good, girlfriend!

:-) Rosie

Jackie said...

Love what you did with the old door. So creative of you. I think I may have to take a look in the basement to see if our old doors are still down there.

God bless.

Picket said...

hey BJ...I love the door and what you did with it...and that little black handle thing is fabulous! I could even see you hanging some sort of holder all the way up one side for your beautiful magazines! Girl you have a neatest ideas...hope you had a beautiful Mother's day...catch you later girl!

Mary Isabella said...

I just read your Mothers Day post and it really touched my heart.

I think what you did with this door is simply stunning. I do like the idea of changing it with the seasons . I think that would be so much fun for you....Hugs

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ , you could hang a pretty linen piece on that handle thingie. Love your door.

Deb said...

I think that is Fantastic!! You are so creative, I love it. I have an old door from my dads house I have not used yet. Thanks for the neat ideas:)
Deb

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

It looks great! How creative you are!

I used to have a wonderful five panel antique door, and I had great plans for it, but until that time, it was being stored in the garage. My then-husband threw it out. I knew there was a reason he eventually became my ex-husband! rofl

Suzy said...

I think it is a great idea to use the old door so creatively.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day, I loved your post about your mommy!

Enjoy your week, Suzy

Sue said...

BJ,
I love what you did with that old door, it adds so much texture and pretty to your corner.
Hugs,
Sue

Robyn said...

Oh how I have missed this blog! It is wonderful to be back blogging! Just wanted to pop in and say hello!
Hugs,
Robyn