Monday, February 11, 2008

Repourposed Door - Weekend Project

For years I have really wanted a hall tree. You know one of those old things that would sit close to the front door, hold jackets, hats, gloves, and umbrellas. There is not a closet close to the front door, so this has been an ongoing problem. Well, getting a hall tree is still not happening. So with that in the back of mind, (as a make do person), I've been collecting a few hanging things for a while, not really sure what I was going to do.

This weekend I was going to do something. I walked around the house look for inspiration. I walked around the yard, maybe there was something I could use. I looked in the shed, where I have a small stash of old boards of many kinds. Hmmmm......

That's it!! In the yard, leaning against the fence,
was an old door. I had used it in a hard scape
in the garden, but it had fallen over in the wind this year.
I knew I would not be putting it back up this year.
The door was begging to be used again.

I brought it up on the porch and washed it off.
It's rather bright, but my home is shadowy, and can use bright spots.

Out come the tools. My husband has bought saws, drills, and sanders for me, knowing that they are almost as important as a sewing machine.

I called my sister to come over to help decide where to put the hangers and to hold things. Thanks Laura!

In a very short time, we had it together.

When Gerry came home, it was ready for hanging.
It's right behind the front door. It's a rather shadowed spot despite the window, so the red brightens things up some. The hooks and things don't show up well in the picture, but you get the idea. I'll put hats and wooden boxes on the shelf. Maybe add some fun molding to the edge. It's a fun piece.

Just in time for company coming with all their coats the weekend.


Krista said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to see it in person. How very creative!

Beth said...

As usual, you have done amazing things with your "make-do mind set"...this looks wonderful and adds a perfect touch to your already creative, cozy, interesting home. Can't wait to hang my newly knitted scarf there for a few days next week!

frenchcanadianmissionary said...

Really Cool. What a great way to add character to an already vibrant house! It's also a great model as to what to do with all of the old leftover knobs and such that almost everyone has stashed in their work area somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

Thank you for visiting! I love you comments. You are so encouraging.

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A Romantic Porch said...

That is a great idea. I love it. xo Rachel