Recycle/repurpose · Vintage

When One Door Opens…

Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways.

I did not realize how much I love old or unusual doors.  I was looking up a pin about how to make an awning over an outside door, when I realized I had a copious amount of pins on doors.  So I organized and created a board just for my love of doors.  Doors

Then I started thinking about my house and how I had used old doors in my home.

1. Wall Hanging

One of my favorite doors in my home is a door that hangs on the wall.  The panels have been replaced with mirrors.  I use it in my entrance hallway hung above a table.  It is so fun to decorate for holidays.

 

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2.  Barn door

I also have a new door that I had made that looks like an old barn door.  It is the door to my craft room.  I’ll have to do a post about my craft room soon.  It isn’t as cool as Misha’s but it works for me.

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3.  Door with a transom

There is this place I love to go looking for old things, Old Home Supply in Ft Worth.  If you live in the DFW area you should check it out.  You can get doors, windows, clawfoot tubs, hardware, lightning,  Just about anything rescued from old homes.  I love this place!   Well I purchased an old door with a transom and after re-staining, I used it for my son’s bedroom door.

How do you think it looks?

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4.  Recycled/Repurposed

But my all time favorite so far is a cabinet I had built.  (An old student of mine built it for me. He called it a telephone booth.)  It is my linen cabinet.  An old door was used for the front and the 2 sides.  Longleaf pine from an old home in East Texas was used for the shelves.  I think it came out beautiful and has so much character.  Thank you Shad Kingston, I so have enjoyed my linen cabinet.

 

5.  Repurposed Old Kitchen Door

I have two more doors that I will be adding to our home during the kitchen renovation.  One is another sliding barn door style, but I’m using an old kitchen door from a home built in the 1920’s.  How do I know it was an old kitchen door … Well, it came out of the house where Jeff and I first lived.  We did an add on to our first home and I had to remove the kitchen door.  Being the hoarder of old artifacts, I still have that kitchen door.   (Sorry Lyndsey for not leaving it for you) So 26 years later, I am using that beautiful kitchen door for my new pantry door.  I will share a pic of the sliding pantry door when the remodel is done.

 

6.  Dutch Door

The second door that I will be adding to our home is a new kitchen door.  Coach Patty, also know as Mike Patrick, is building a DUTCH DOOR for my kitchen. We taught math together for years, I AM SO EXCITED! Check out the inspiration dutch door.  I’ll definitely be sharing that picture with you.

 

Why I have such a love for doors? I have no idea.  But apparently I have 6 reasons in my home.  My hubby asked me why I loved doors when I told him I was writing about them.    Here is what I said, “Doors are where you welcome your guests into your home.”  I hope my home is always welcoming to those who enter.  I look at old doors and I think about the memories that were shared as people walked through the door.

One of my favorite pictures of my youngest is where she is sitting at the front door waiting for her aunt and uncle to arrive at the house for a visit.  She is just precious.

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What is something you just love or appreciate the history behind it?    Please share, I would love to hear about it.

 

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