Let’s Talk Doors…

When I take my kids to school I drive by this door on a garage in my neighborhood ….
This post is about using doors in creative ways.

don’t mind my silly reflection…

I want it

I have a love for old doors. They add so much charm to a new space.

So – let’s talk about doors.

Changing out a door to the
Basement, Pantry, Office, Laundry Room or even an Entry Coat Closet
is simple and it creates a whole new feel to that room and the area around it.

Here are a few examples of what I am talking about:

This is the twin sister door to my basement door (you’ll see later).
I put this fabulous junk find on an entrance to a finished basement in my friends home:

(this is my photographer friend so she has a funky cool lens to her awesome camera)
The hardware does not match the rest of the house.
  This is a simple screen door latch system.

The different style door knob makes the door even more authentic and unique.
(and it’s pretty easy to install – well, this one wasn’t but….. :-/ )
Once I put a screen door in between my kitchen and my dining room/craft room:
 I’ve had this screen door for a long time and these days it’s
 on my front door in a spice color 🙂
I liked the red accent it gave my kitchen at the time plus it
closed off the messy craft room.

This next photo was not originally taken to show the basement door so that’s why it’s all off center.

One of the first things I did in this house was take off the 6 panel door
 to the basement.
I  installed this new interior french door. (Yes! Me…all by myself)
The basement is a finished living space.
This french door provides a more inviting entrance to the playroom down below.
(the vintage garden gates to the left are cool too… I found those in VT one year)

A Pantry Door Makeover:

The owner of this house did not want to see inside the pantry.
So I painted the door a fun color and painted a large piece of hardboard with chalk paint and glued it onto the six panel door. Then I added trim around it. It now makes for a good family message center.
The other doors in this home are white so the red makes this look all customized.
My Basement Door

This is my basement door.  It sits right in the middle of our main living area.
It adds a lot more charm to our newer style home than a solid white door.

On this door I wanted the hardware to match the older style door more than I wanted the hardware to match with the other doors in my house.  I chose something really easy to install and something unique.

I didn’t bother routing out the door hinges – nobody sees that.
My Front Entry Door

I switched out our steel 6 panel front door for this solid wood single french,
adding light and curb appeal.
(For main entry doors – I suggest that you bulk up your molding.
It’s such an easy upgrade that really dresses up the foyer.)

If you aren’t able to find an old chippy door or if that isn’t your style,
the interior french doors are available at home centers for
around $130 unfinished.
You can do whatever finish you like on it – even make it look old :).

Using just one charming door in a very special place makes a big statement.
More isn’t necessarily better in this case.

happy door hunting

to see other ways I use old doors CLICK HERE
and HERE

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