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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Door Sweet Home

The old door made it out of the truck and into the garage for a quick and fun makeover right on time for another White Wednesday.



Its white old paint was the perfect background for a bold and graphic statement...can you tell that we are really in love with big black lettering later?

We made our own stencil by simply using regular paper, the computer and the printer.
Once we decided the how and the where...

we painted...
and this is what we got:

Some distressing later...
(A coat of aqua paint peeked through... Bingo!!)




a couple of metal brackets, a piece of wood cut to size...



and voilá!




The perfect accent for a hallway or an entryway.
Taking almost no space at all, (only about 12" deep), our door provides enough room for a lamp,the keys, the purse. ...


It also reminds you that you are where you're supposed to be....HOME!

29 comments:

Faded Charm said...

I'm loving how this turned out. Very creative indeed. Sometimes all you need is a little motivation, isn't it? I, too am loving the big black lettering and numbers.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Kathleen

Bearly Sane said...

What a clever idea ... and it looks absolutely fabulous! This is a post full of inspiration!!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Sue said...

Another example of the amazing "Miss Marcela's" many talents! Have to say, you never, ever let me down!
Take care, Sue

T's Daily Treasures said...

This is absolutely perfect and such a wonderful idea. Love the idea of reusing things that no one would think of. What a perfect little addition to welcome anyone into your home. Fun and fabulous! :) Blessings, Tammy

FRAMBOISINE said...

Une très belle idée ... Simple,utile et décorative, encore fallait-il y penser!
Belle journée et à tout bientôt.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

LOVE what you did with that white door! Just a fabulous idea!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Genious!! I love this idea so much! Thanks for the inspiration... Theresa

vintage frenchhen said...

What a great idea! Bloggers are geniuses...What elase can I say?
Marcia

Julie Johnson said...

Fabulous idea...love the contrast of lettering and the usefulness too!
Julie

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I actually tried my hand at that particular project ~ it did come out pretty nice if i do say so myself. Its a great idea. Happy WW!

Julie said...

CREATIVITY abounds!! lovin it!!
Inspiring all us gals out here.
Thanks for posting about it!

Sandi said...

Wonderful idea! Glad I found your blog too!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Very cool. I love it and it is just the right amount of chippy.
tammy

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

What a great idea! I wish I had the nerve (or door) to do it! I have to venture out of the box!
~Nancy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I N C R E D I B L E ~ just Loved this Creative Idea....
Cheryl

Lori said...

that is fabulous...i love the mix and match of the letter size and font...very cool!!!

Julie said...

I just picked up an old door at a rummage sale, and have been wanting to put some words on in. Thanks for showing yours - it turned out wonderfully.

Just this... Alice said...

Oh goodness. I have a very old door that I have been hoping to turn into a craft table. Not any more. I just found a new project for it. Thanks for your cottage charm and friendly inspiration. I enjoy reading your posts. Best Wishes.

this blessed nest said...

i like how you did the letters, let alone come up with this fab idea for an old door. how fun does that look!
darling transformation!

blessings!
kellie

Micah said...

Love the blog...everything is so pretty!...I love your white wednesday post...I am following:)

Miss Gracie's House said...

This is so cute! And I *am* impressed...2 day turnaround?! good for you...much better than 2 *years*!
Rene'

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Such a clever idea. Love the scrolly brackets! Wonderful transformation!

Cheers!
Tina

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love it!!! Totally awesome!!

Kim said...

I really like how you chose the different fonts and all the distressing you gave it, nice job!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love it and especially the lettering. I found some old bottles last summer with the coolest lettering on them. They sold in the shop in a day. Happy Valentines. :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That is wonderful! Love the added touch of that shelf...you girls always get us thinking!!

- yes, we love it that our customer sent us that picture for us to share - she did do a lovely job - we loved it!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Hola!
ese trabajo está maravilloso!te felicito!
Cómo estás?
ojalá que todo bien!!
pasaba a agradecerte tu visita durante mis vacaciones, lo pasamos muy bien, vengo felíz!
preparé un Mimo en mi blog, para ti, si deseas publicarlo, para copiar la imagen debes "pincharla" o "clickearla" como para agrandarla y así se puede copiar,
un abrazo grande!!
c@

Jill said...

You know what really impresses me about you two--besides your awesome projects--is your ability to focus and decide what to do with an item so quickly. Seriously. I have the ideas but always think that it might not be right...might be a better way...and then it sits. I love your drive and focus.

all thingz related said...

Love this! Just beautiful! This is def. inspiring!
~Bridgette {allthingzrelated}