It’s funny…I had written a previous post about decorating with old doors very early on in my blogging days and I have gotten the most hits on it! So funny! I never would have thought that, but it seems that all of you have an intense love for old doors just like I do. I love their character, their charm and their possibilities.
I had been pondering what to do about an outdoor table since spring had began as I was in need of something to use for family bar-b-ques and such. Not to mention a place to sit, read and for the kids to color and so on…we just didn’t have the extra funds this summer to spend for an outdoor dining set so my gears began to churn and burn. I can usually think us a clever way to get what I want and on a dirt cheap budget. I can think outside of the box most times. I began to consider my love of old doors and recently was given one by a friend.
Here is the door:
It was full of dust, dirt and cobwebs when I got it out of the barn. It was an oldie, but goodie.
I had the thought that perhaps this old door would make a cool table.
I had made a door desk in college and my one friend still laughs at me about this. I thought it was cool then and I feel the same way today.
I found these inspiration photos which also helped
cement my ideas:
|A table made from an old barn door!!!
I had the door. Now I just needed four chairs. Freecycle to the rescue! Look what I found:
Works for me.
I put them together, added paint and hard work and here is how it all turned out:
Added some subway art to the panels with some summer words!
Some road side wild flowers make it so pretty
Ikea sawhorses from college…man, I feel old!
By the way, this was another “using what I had” opportunity!
A close up of the panels
I hand stenciled these
I adore turquoise and red together
So happy my table is finally ready!
I left the door knob on for some extra charm
This was a fun and thrifty project – all I needed to purchase was the red spray paint.
Here’s to a future of ice cold lemonades in the front yard!
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