Monday, June 23, 2008

One Last A-door-nment

After an entire week of posting bits and pieces of my backyard patio, you would think that I would finally show the finished project. That was the plan. However, my plans tend to change and include some additions. I decide to do "just one more thing." I had a contractor call it the "since you was up" syndrome---you know how when you get off the couch and someone says, "since you was up, can you do that too?"
On Saturday I was doing some rearranging and decided that I needed one more outdoor surface to decorate, but it also had to be functional. I went into the garage to look at my inventory. I came out with an old door (doesn't everyone have an inventory of old doors?), pre-painted stair balusters, leftover crown moulding, and a few pieces of lumber. Then I enlisted the help of my husband, who fortunately, was very willing to cooperate. He's such a good man!
We made a frame and attached the balusters.
We cut down the door to the right size
and nailed it onto the frame work.
We nailed the crown molding on flat against the frame.
I painted and distressed the door and molding.
And this is the finished project:
A tall sofa table/sideboard.
I promise that tomorrow I'll be ready
to show the finished porch project. . .maybe.

8 comments:

Lacy said...

Love it and that is exactly what I would do too! I love your blog so much and am enjoying your inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Shirlee said...

I'm envious that you have inventory in your garage to work with. I have a few odds and ends, but nothing I could build a piece of furniture out of! I like that you gave the top a splash of colour.
Looking forwards to seeing it all put together. :)

bec4 said...

I love this great project! And the red--you are a girl after my own heart Ü!

Susie Harris said...

You rock! I love that idea... make sme wish I had an extra door just hanging around.. oh yeah and a husband that would help out, hehe Susie H~

Bonnie the Boss said...

I absolutly love the crown moulding!!Great job! I am amazed with your talent!

Amy Jo said...

I'm impressed that you were able to just "throw a table together" from stuff you already had. The recesses in the door make for a very interesting table top. Your finished porch looks very inviting and cozy!

At Home Redesigns said...

Great job. Looks very relaxing!

Babytroutdog said...

We made one of these years ago, we love it and it is a great conversation piece.

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