Friday, March 29, 2013

Just an Old Door

There are people who don't understand how an old door can make my heart sing. (My husband being one of them!)
They just don't get why I love the patina of worn-off paint.
Or how the texture of old wood can put a smile on my face.
It's just an old door!
But I've been looking for an architectural element for our family room for awhile. One that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg.
I tried an old blue shutter I have, and some other things, but nothing looked right.  I saw a great chippy paint door in a shop, but they wanted $150 for it.  A column I liked was $500.
And then I saw it.
I found it when I went to look at some things another dealer was selling.  She's downsizing because she is going to have a baby. 
I got a few things for Mr. P's Emporium, and then I noticed the door.  When I asked her how much she wanted for it, she said $20.
I just knew it would look perfect in my family room corner. I love the faded white and wood with the white furniture in the room.  And it will go well with some changes and additions I'm planning on making to the room in the next few months.
So my husband helped me carry it in and propped it in it's corner, and I just started to do a happy dance.
He thinks I'm nuts. I'm sure he's not the only one. 
It's just an old door ...
But it makes me happy!

Sharing at:
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
Common Ground: Be Inspired
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. Absolutely. Great background, great patina. Great old door.

  2. oh no it is much more tham=n just an old door! i totaaly get what u r saying! i luv it

  3. Cool! Architectural salvage gives you instant history. The chippy paint and patina is awesome.

    How's this for a coincidence ... that door looks exactly like the doors here in our old house.

  4. Sharing your love of old doors with a rich history and finding a special place to honor them has to be one of a homemakers greatest achievements, Deborah. You did it proud. Happy Easter Sunday.


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