Thursday, April 12, 2012

Screen Door, I'll Take Mine Black

There are a few things I truly get enjoyment and comfort from.  One is a darn good cup of coffee.

Another...having something with heartfelt meaning...something that sparks a happy memory, that makes you think of times past and loved ones.

Now, you'll have to excuse the fact this is a bit of a repost.  But I love this screen/closet door as much or more now than I did when I introduced it to you.  A very sweet lady, living on the farm my Mother worked at when I was very young, kindly gave me this door instead of tossing it to the trash.

You can read the original post HERE.

Are you back yet? 

Take a look at the before photos of this door.  Ouch.  It certainly had seen it's better day and I knew this was not a job for the faint at heart.

So......I put on my big girl undies gloves and got to work.  Lots of elbow grease went into this project, but oh so worth it!

Long story short.  My garbage closet went from this...

To this!

If you're intersted in the whole story, and the tutorial on these panels...

Now I couldn't leave the other pantry door out of the post.  It doesn't have the history the other door does, but has evolving character with a large chalkboard panel.  I used some "web"spiration for the design, after having a bout of chalkboard drawer's block.  Notice though...I got lazy and distracted by the time I got to the bottom lines!  haha

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  1. Are you kidding me???
    The doors are fantastic in every way.
    I have door envy!

  2. So cute! I want to make one of these for my pantry! Love it! Hugs, Leena

  3. love this!!
    sending the link to my junque syster.
    she will love it too!
    you chicks rock!

  4. Wow! What a transformation! I so Love this idea. You did an awesome job!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. LUV these, Melissa! You are a genius!!! I've got a black one stashed in my big old barn. Now I know what to do with it!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  6. Me likes your doors, too! They look mah-vel-ous!

  7. I want to do this! My grandma had a screen door like just floods me with fond memories of running out that door. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I found your blog via Whisperwood Cottage. I'm a new follower too. I would love if you stopped by, Lori

  8. Wow I love the design of your pantry doors, better for you to keep on posting!


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