I am super excited this morning to be typing up this blog sitting right beside my latest makeover project. It was latest auction find.
This old, solid wood door that I managed to snatch up for only $2.00. I guess no one was interested except for me.
|Before: My old $2.00 Door|
It has the cutest, working hardware and hinges (one left at the auction house that I need to get) from the old days. And is very solid still.
The aged chipping is just beautiful!
I had to clean it a couple of times before getting to the paint. And in doing so, I knocked off lots of the chippy paint. But there's still tons left.
I had previously bought some buttercup yellow paint, in the Olde Century Colors in simulated milk paint, at the same auction for $6.00 a can. I got all they had which was two yellows and a barn red. Oddly, the paint cost more than the door. Go figure.
One coat is all it took. And I just love how it looks now.
I was going to put it in my craft booth for sale, but I think I'm going to wait.
I love how I have it sitting right beside my desk in my computer room.
To finish up the door, I got out an old lace table runner and draped it over some red and white ticking fabric that I folded over it.
And I hung a little cute sign:
"To have joy, One must share."
Take another look, side by side, of how just a bit of cleaning and paint can change something.
I love it!
And now every morning this old $2.00 door welcomes me to my craft blog.
|My desk chair came from an auction too, new in plastic for only $5.00.|
Ps. the Hobnail lamp (missing the round shade) I also won at the same auction for only $2.00!!!!
|I am now on the hunt for the matching hobnail globe.|
I love that place!
Don't pass up a good bargain ya'll!
I sure can't.