Monday, January 23, 2012

How to make an old door

I love doors, ya know the style of 5 panel doors um the ones with 5-panels.... hopefully you know what I am talking about.. Annnnnnnnnyywaaaaaay.

I had some beadboard (3 1/2 feet long and 2 1/2 feet tall) and some 1x3 inch boards kickin' around so I put them to use. I used screws to attach the boards to the beadboard-(not the beaded side)
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 I used that awesome old wood teqnique again I wanted to show you while it was changing from new to old..see.
 My mixture is getting old so it turned the wood kind of a pink color. But that doesn't matter when I paint it you won't be able to tell.
 I painter the whole thing Valspars-Raffia and did three coats. Then I used this bad boy to chip the heck out of it, distress-if you will. The handy 5-in-1 tool..
I wanted this to look really old and worn so I scraped and scraped and as you can see some areas came off more than others. I thought about covering that large spot but decided I liked it..
 I am probably putting this down stairs but for now here it is in my family room. Or I could flip it long ways and get some great hooks and hang three pictures on it..
 Here is a close up so you can see the oldness of the door. I want to find an antique door knob to put on it, wouldn't that be cute??

Chech out this next picture.. your gunna love it if you love old doors.
I recently saw this door on Down to Earth Style and fell in love with it, I want this for my pantry door. Holly took a super old door striped it to fit her spot and installed it. WAAAAAAY cute!
Please go to her blog and check it out she has a darling home and you can go on a tour of it. if you want to "pin" this picture please do so from her blog she deserves the credit for this wonderful idea and all the others she's come up with (there are a lot of them) 
Okay have a good day :)


  1. I love how Handy you are. This is so cute, I also love the idea of adding 3 pictures to it.

  2. I have a "thing" for old doors! I lurk on CraigsList - in fact we just bought 3 steals over the weekend!! Here's a post where I turned one into artwork (I paid $60 for this one, but it was worth it :)

  3. YOU ARE AMAZING! I love your blog:) You make the most adorable home decor!

  4. You are so creative! I love this!

  5. Love it! And one could make a bigger one and use it for a headboard:-) great job! Oh and I love that pantry door too! I am amazed of how cute that chick made her house:-) love it!

  6. I just have to tell you that I love your blog and everything you do. I recently found you and I get excited every time you post. Love the door!

  7. Linds! Ok, pleeeeeeaaaaase teach me! (or do for me? haha) I want, well, basically one of everything you have made! Or maybe I should just put my big-girl panties on and FINALLY make some of this stuff. Seriously! You are amazing!

  8. I love your 'faux' door and especially the painting technique! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with us. :)

  9. Hi-I just popped over from Down to Earth Style-and I am LOVING your blog! I am gonna get to work and make one of these-I think it would look great on the mantel of our rustic fireplace! I'll be back :)

  10. I just found your blog and I love everything! what an inspiration... I am confused however what is it you used to do the old wood technique... could you explain that for me....

  11. You are very resourceful! I like the way you took that new door and made it look old! It looked especially realistic, what with the scratch marks and all. Anyway, the last picture of a door in your post was pretty cool. I like how genuinely old the door looks. It has the rustic, old farmhouse feeling that you just can’t help but love.

    *Nancy Ferdinand

  12. I also love you faux' door as Janet said. It looks great and you did a wonderful job. Old door turns fantastic door. A lot of thanks for sharing this with us. Keep up the good work

    Khear | Philippines properties

  13. I just came across this site. I love it!!! If I may please ask what is the wood necnique you use and the mixture? Never done anything like this before:)