Friday, October 24, 2008

TA DA DA DAaaAaa!!!

I've been doing some changing and rearranging.
I moved the old cedar chest
from in front of the couch to behind.
That way it hides the cord mess and
helps protect the couch from the sun
that streams through the windows.
Moving the chest also makes room for
my newest project.
I added a bit of aging with stain
to honor the pieces that make up this project.
Both the door and the balusters are
over one hundred years old.
In my opinion, it's the bumps and scrapes
that you get in life that give you true character.
So, as a reminder,
I like to highlight those in my furniture pieces.
It's also in the small details where true beauty is found.I think this one is a real beauty.Many of you want to know where I find my old doors.
I find them at thrift stores, on the roadside, and
at businesses that sell new doors
and haul off the old ones.


I want to give a special thanks to Sandy for this award:

and Wendy for this one:

Have a delightful weekend everyone!

66 comments:

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Fabulous! I've had my eyes peeled for old doors (and windows) for quiet some time but can never seem to find any. You've done such a great job and the color is amazing!

salmagundi said...

I enjoyed seeing your new project. It provides a nice color accent to your room! When I enlarged the picture, my eye was sure drawn to that wonderful stack of old suitcases in the corner!!!
Sally

Sandy Toes said...

What a great project...I love that green table!
Have a great weekend!
-Sandy Toes

Busy Bee said...

I love the green color on your newest project. You are so creative! Have a great weekend!
Stephanie

coco said...

I LOVE the table! I have been on the look out for some old windows but haven't found the right ones yet. This has inspired me not to give up!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That door/table is awesome! I want one made by you!!!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love that new piece. So beautiful.

Sue said...

This is my favorite "door" table. I will be looking for some when I am out. I've been looking for an old screen door but now I can add a wooden door too.

Manuela said...

Great reuse of a door and I love that color!

Manuela

V and Co. said...

absolutely adorable! i've been keeping my eye out for some good doors all thanks to you!

julie & joe said...

l love your door table. I have one in my garage that we finished last month, I just need to paint it and get a glass top for it.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

That is beautiful! I am a collector of old doors and windows, and in fact have a wall of windows in my living room!

It looks wonderful!

Darlene said...

Another BEAUTIFUL project....LOVE the color too!!! Congrats on your awards!

Kacey Randolph said...

Oh my! I am in love with this idea! I can't wait to be able to have a coffee table again. I love the color you chose also. I love that green, its so fresh and happy.

Kasey Hunt said...

Yet again, good job. It looks great.

Ms. Tee said...

Your table is great - I love the cheery green color! :)

edie+steve said...

I love the table. What is the paint color? You always have such great ideas!

Queen B said...

Love it. What is your paint color?

Sarah said...

i thought that was what your plan was and I love it! The color is so bold and really pops in the room

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is a really cool project, I'll be linking to this!

Ashlie said...

Oh! I love the old door coffee table!! It looks amazing! And you're right, knocks and dings tell a story about where a piece has been!

Cali Girl said...

very nice and i just love how that chest looks under the table.

Chris said...

I just love it! What a great color you chose fore it, too! You've got some talent!

Rae said...

What wonderful changes and wonderful awards! Congratulations!!!

Christine Lynn said...

I so love that table...what a great idea and it fits well in your room!

Mind Your Manors said...

Too, Too clever! I am so proud of you! I wish that you would come to bowling green,ky and make me a table like this one!

Amy

Rachel said...

Oh it looks FABULOUS!! I have been wanting to do this with one of my MANY doors I have laying around. Great job and the legs are awesome.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love your door table. Very nice. And the fact that the legs are authentic "old" is really fun. Congrats on your creative abilities and thank for sharing. ~Mindy

Nikki said...

I am in LOVE with your door table!

What color green is that?

beth at aunties said...

It is fabulous! I love the bright cheerful color and the history of it being over 100 years old.
You are so creative and wonderful! Thanks again for sharing!
~Beth

Queen Bean said...

The table looks great and it's in my favorite color. Deana

~ Jamie ~ said...

Just found your blog. Love it!

tamgirl said...

I am new to blogland and am enjoying following your blog. Love the green door table-great idea! I am also LDS how can I get the code for the I belong link?
Have a wonderful weekend and come on over to my blogs and have a look!
~Tam

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cool project, Joy! Love that one.

MizSmoochieLips said...

It's fabulous! I love the pop of green color, so unexpected but so cheerful!

deepfriedapplepies said...

That is Soooo Coooool is what my teenager just said over my shoulder.. I have to agree!! I think when I move, I need to find an old door for my family room.. that is when I move... in a year or so!! Love it as always Joy- YOU ROCK!

Jessica said...

love it. love the color! so so gorgeous!

Jen r. said...

That is very cool! It turned out great! I've found a lot of great doors at Habitat for Humanity restore!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

GREAT project. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kelly said...

Wow - what a happy looking table!

I need to know: what color is the paint and was it spray painted or just a regular ole paint?

Can't wait to see more of your creations!

Holly said...

Love it! I may have to copy that with one of my old doors that are waiting to be transformed...

blessed mama said...

It looks amazing!!! Girl, you are sooo good... Stop by my blog, I have a little surprise!

the undomesticated wife said...

Great rehab! I like the "character" too. :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

It looks awesome! How many doors have you made into tables now...I've lost count.

Ruth Ann said...

Beautiful and inspirational as usual Joy! We are currently remodeling an 80 year old house and we got rid of several of the old doors! What a shame I know but there is one left that I'm making my husband save! Thanks for the inspiration!
-Ruth Ann

The Pampered World said...

You do the most awesome job on all of your decor and I love your new project. That color I've had my eye on. Great job!

Mimi Sue said...

I love your new table. Love that you've recycled and reused into a darling addition to your living room. You go girl. I've got about 5 projects sitting in the garage waiting for me. Tomorrow I need to get started.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

These are wonderful ideas and you have done a great job. I have several old doors stacked out back and have access to as many as I want from my daughter so lots of opportunities. Jackie

Wendy said...

I love the table. Perfect color!

Angie said...

Love love love the door turned table! And I love that you painted it that awesome green!

Shannon said...

Looks awesome! Love it!!

At Home In Georgia said...

WOW! I love your table!!!

Katie said...

Joy, you rock woman!! Great job!

Happy Sunflower Girl said...

The door table is awesome! Love the color. I think bright cheerful colors add amazing life to a room. I paint on old windows and have also seen tables made from those. Great job!

Carmen said...

I love your project, I want to try and make one for me. I love your blog...
Carmen

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy, I was laughing reading your post...for some time I have tried to get my hubby to stop at this abandoned house out in the country that is not too far from us...and get the old doors! Now I know I HAVE GOT TO GO, AND DRAG HIM WITH ME!!!! I just love what you have done! And have you thought about how well that door will go with everything at Christmas time? It will look incredible! You go girl!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

abeachcottage said...

g'day! I love seeing your projects, you know that is the thing about blogs, surf on in and think oh yeah I want to have a go at that! I think I told you before that I want to try the door thing, I have one sitting in the garage that we pulled off the side of the road, I just need to get some legs...love the way you've aged it and distressed it too, and the colour sings!

even more I nearly cracked when I saw that huge pile of vintage suitcases, be still my heart, I have a collection of those on the go, but I've never seen as many of that, gorgeous...

Sarah

Cheryl said...

I love your designs! I just looked thru all of your posts (yes all of them) and you are so talented. I hope you don't mind but I have added you to my favs list. Stop in and say hi sometime.
Cheryl
PS. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very coool! Your hard work paid off. Everything is beautiful dear! Love that color too. cherry

Michelle said...

Love it...nice color!

Couture de Papier said...

Wow I find so many doors in dumpsters!

Blanca said...

Love the table and the color!

Spymommy said...

Love the punch of color Joy!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I absolutely love the door table. What a great idea.

Charley and Jackie said...

Oh, I love this project! I am guilty, I peek at your blog often and do love your style! My dad has an old door from his childhood in Alabama that I used to use as our headboard after my husband and I got married. It's in storage now as we've bought a bedroom set. But, I've been longing to bring it out, but haven't known what to do...now, thanks to you, I DO! Thank you for the idea, the really neat paint color and the pictures! Blessings to you and your home! xo, Jackie

nancyl said...

I love your door! I'm using a similar one for a hall tree and I'm looking for a green. What green did you use?

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