I'm kind of excited because I got another project done that I've fallen just a little bit in love with. The last remake I showed you was the old toolbox in this pile of junk.
Now it's that old door. Sorry I don't have a better picture. This came off of some old cabinet at an estate sale and cost me $3.00. The reason it took me so long was because I had to get the help of my husband to build a table out of this window. Unfortunately for him, I come up with the ideas and they depend on my grunt laborer (wonderful, supportive, hubs) to complete.
I really needed some type of table to go between the chairs out on my deck. I mean, what is the point of lounging in an Adirondack chair and not having a place to set your drink or book? Jeesh! I also wanted to incorporate the old with the new...just for a bit of CHar.AC.teR!
We ended up tearing the screen out of the door and then backing it with a piece of mdf. Then we built a skirt to which we attached some 4X4 legs. We started with smaller legs, but they ended up looking really wimpy so we went back for something a bit chunkier. I think we got the wood for the legs for about $12.00. Pretty good considering the premade legs I was looking for at the Home Depot were about that per leg. Of course, they were a bit fancier than ours.:)
Again, let me remind ya'll that this is for the back deck, not the interior, so I was going for more functional than FANcy. After building it all out, I ended up doing one coat of primer and two coats of paint.
I was going for a really fun, bright color that would pop off of the blah-ness (not a word?) of my outdoor area.
I'm almost done here...starting to really like it.
After getting color on this little table, I did some sanding around the edges and then took distress ink to it too. I finished off with a protective coat just because I knew it would be outside.
Also, I reattached the original latch. I love the old look of it and wanted a reminder that this old table started out with an old cabinet door.
Here it is on the back deck between my chairs.
Ok, now I love it.
Ok, now I love it.
This picture doesn't quite capture the color, but I think you get the idea?
Just a couple of more views.
I think the color helps my flowers to pop too.
I just know that I'm going to love sitting in my chair with a big ol' glass of lemonade sitting on the table and a good book in my hand. HEAVEN! Now I just need to figure out where to put the screaming, crazy kids while I enjoy the moment.
As an aside, you may have noticed my posts have been few and far between. I apologize, I'm about 16 weeks pregnant (with ANOTHER boy) and had a horrible struggle with 1st trimester grossness and just overall lack of energy. I'm hoping that most of that is now resolved and I can move forward with all of the projects that have been building up. If not, please just stick with me.;)
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House of Hepworths
Tatertots and Jello
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
At the Picket Fence
A Little Knick Knack
Just a Girl
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Lovely Crafty Home
Be Different, Act Normal
Green Door Designs
Under the Table and Dreaming
Between Naps on the Porch
The Stories of A to Z
A Bowl Full of Lemons