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{Old Door = Chalkboard}

Oh man, how i LOVE old doors!!!  I am seriously a door hoarder!!  But, im trying to start repurposing them to get them cleared out! A couple of years ago, i took an old single panel door,painted the frame white and then chalkboard in the middle and hung it horizontally on the wall for my craftroom. Seriously bad pic, but it was the only one i could find right now… Then recently i took an old screen door, ripped out the screen and put in a chalkboard.  I love the color on this one (intense teal by SW with a dark brown glaze) If you have followed me for a while now, you know my old green door that i cut down to make a coffee table – still LOVE this one!!  Since then, i have made several door tables. Then, just yesterday i posted about a single panel door […]

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{Reclaimed Lumber Turned Chalkboard} & announcing a giveaway!!

{Reclaimed Lumber Turned Chalkboard} & announcing a giveaway!!

> I LOVE old wood – and if it has old paint even better!  That’s why whenever I come across a scrap of old wood I save it.  Santi gets pretty irritated with my old spider filled wood piles, but all I see is potential :) I really needed a chore chart for the kids that was nice and big.  So I decided to actually use some of the scraps that I cant throw away.  The green strips are from my pantry door that I had to cut down to size and the weathered wood one is from the casing of an old door. I cut them up to make a frame, then used a piece of fiberboard that I painted chalkboard on.  The fiberboard was attached to the back of the frame using staples. To hang all of my old windows and doors I love using the hangman hook […]

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{Another old door turned coffee table}

{Another old door turned coffee table}

> I had another old door laying around that wasn’t being used for anything, so since my last door turned coffee table got some sweet comments/emails, I decided to make one to sell. This door was smaller, not quite as wide as mine, but it still made a perfect little table, and I love how it had a dark stain already that I could work with. Before…I just cut off about 32 inches from the end, cut that in half to have about 16 in sides.  Then I decided to leave the old cream paint as is and use that for the under side of the table and the dark stained part I painted a teal color. All chopped up and ready to paint.  I taped off the hinges as well as the spot where the door knob used to be. After, I used my cabinet scrapers to heavily distress […]

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{My cutest table EVER!!}- old door turned coffee table

{My cutest table EVER!!}- old door turned coffee table

> I posted about a year ago, this awesome door that I got and didn’t know what I was going to do with it.  Well, it has been in every room of my house waiting for inspiration to strike.  I could think of tons of uses for the door – but nothing that would work for my house.  I really didn’t want to cut up the door – but I love the door so much that by making it a coffee table for the room that I am in everyday – made sense.  And I love the character that the table brings to the room – its perfection Before… And after…I basically just cut about 32 in off one end, cut that in half for the legs and put the rest on for the table top.  I love its simplistic rustic yuminess.  And the color – so perfect.  I cant […]

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{Some new stuff for sale}

{Some new stuff for sale}

> I just listed a couple small things for sale on my {Sweet Pickins} blog – check them out if you are in the SLC, UT area This is a found piece – old window turned wall shelf   Another found piece – old window turned shelf And then a typical table that got a little update with some paint and stain For pricing information, head on over to {Sweet Pickins}

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The Laundry Room…

The Laundry Room…

>   {LAUNDRY ROOM}   Although i have a fairly good size laundry room, it didn’t have any real storage for laundry baskets and it just wasn’t wide enough to have the baskets across from the washer/dryer without all being up in my business ;) So, i decided to make a built in cabinet for UNDER the washer/dryer – ingenious, i know!  I was very proud of this project because it was one of the few that i came up with my own little brain – not one i stole  i mean borrowed!  I did this project about a year or so ago and although i didn’t have this little blog way back then, i knew one day i would be a future blogger so i took some pics along the way.  Get ready for picture overload… By the way, i build all my own stuff, i have all the […]

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Weekend wrap up -

Weekend wrap up -

So, i didn’t get much done this week, at least not things that i had planned on doing.  I had bought some fabric for the kids playroom for some pillows, but i am just not “in love” with it so i am going to search a little more this week.  So, hopefully by this weekend the kids playroom will be DONE!  I started a desk for a friends little boy, so that should be done in a couple of days, i will post that too when its done, its turning out pretty cute if i say so myself! I did hang this wooden carved “thing” in my entry way.  I love the piece itself, i just don’t know if its right for this space, it may be a little too small?  I think it may have been from the casing of an old door, and it was for sure outside […]

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>Weekend wrap up -

>Weekend wrap up -

> So, i didn’t get much done this week, at least not things that i had planned on doing.  I had bought some fabric for the kids playroom for some pillows, but i am just not “in love” with it so i am going to search a little more this week.  So, hopefully by this weekend the kids playroom will be DONE!  I started a desk for a friends little boy, so that should be done in a couple of days, i will post that too when its done, its turning out pretty cute if i say so myself! I did hang this wooden carved “thing” in my entry way.  I love the piece itself, i just don’t know if its right for this space, it may be a little too small?  I think it may have been from the casing of an old door, and it was for sure […]

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Sneak peak…

Sneak peak…

I have had a blank space on a wall for a while but have been waiting for the perfect thing to fill it up…..i found it in my garage, and it was free!!   After i get some hooks to hang it up i will show it to you in all its chippy paint – old spider web – dead bugs in the cracks glory!!

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>Sneak peak…

>Sneak peak…

> I have had a blank space on a wall for a while but have been waiting for the perfect thing to fill it up…..i found it in my garage, and it was free!!   After i get some hooks to hang it up i will show it to you in all its chippy paint – old spider web – dead bugs in the cracks glory!!

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