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We made it to the next round!
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Ready for round 3!!
.................here's our aDOORable entry.............
I've had this old 10 window paned door in my office for a couple of years. I LOVE that it has windows! I've been thinking of a couple of cute things to do with it. When the American Crafters Competition announced that the next round will be home decor, I knew this would be perfect!
I gave the door a coat (or three!) of black paint
distressed it a bit
had my cute "stud" find the studs in our wall to hang it.
This door is HEAVY!
drilled screws in the wall to ensure that this beast of a door wasn't going to fall
we put "hangers" in the back using screw and wire
perfect! ready for pictures!!
I went to Costco and had them enlarge some black and white prints
 cut them down to fit inside each window. I placed each picture on a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper, this just gave it a finished look.
(back of the door)
For a little EXTRA effect, I painted the edges that were showing with black paint.
 DONE!! I love it!
This was a fairly simple project, although if I did again, I would do things different next time around. I would have taped off the windows, so I didn't have so much scrubbing to do afterwards. I would have used spray paint, I think it would have covered better. I would have done my picture a little bigger, so I wouldn't have any edges. We live and learn, right! :)
Time Spent: 4 hours
Money Spent: $30


Anna said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! I love it!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

THAT door is a real find! LOVE what you did with it -- ambitious to hang it on the wall too! I'd be laying awake at night waiting for mine to fall -- great that you thought to find the studs to make it secure!

Angela said...

That's freakin' genius!! Love it!

Kelly said...

love this.

visiting from Skip to my Lou

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Kath said...

ok this is fabulous! I love love love it. I've been wanting a great place for photos, this would be great.

I'm also a new follower!

Ashley said...

love it!!! its perfect

Shay said...

I love it! What a great idea! I am on the search for a door now!

Crystal said...

Love this idea. Great job.

Crystal said...

Love this idea. Great job.

Amy said...

Looks awesome. I'd never have thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I absolutely love it!!! It looks so great and the pictures are amazing!

CWimbish said...

This is such a great idea. A great outcome to a simple project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie from http://carriewimbish.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

Oh.My.Goodness. I LOVE THIS!!!! Such a clever idea, you're awesome!! :)


Unknown said...

What a fun idea!! I'd love for you to link up!


Leanne said...

I love this. What a great project. The pictures turned out beautiful. Thanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Link Party.

Unknown said...

You have been featured at CraftOManiac, thanks so much. winks-jen

Anonymous said...

we have a door in the basement with panes of glass... perfect! We have 12 grandchildren though! eek! might have to double up some kids in pictures! lol Wow! this is absolutely fabulous! I HAVE to do it! Thanks so much for sharing!

fivecrazyandreasens said...

Absolutely LOVE this. We just moved into an old home that had a bunch of old doors in the basement and I have wanted to do something fun with them. This is a fantastic idea. Thanks!!!

Elder Esplin said...

DANG CUTE!!! I WANT ONE! Heehee! Awesome job!

Jennie {CInnaberry Suite}