Friday, June 10, 2011

Another Day...Another Project

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.
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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Linking to:

Miss Mustard Seed
House of Hepworths
Delightful Order
Tatertots and Jello
Designer Garden
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 
Tip Junkie 
The Stories of A to Z 
A Bowl Full of Lemons


  1. I love this and that color is fabulous. The old latch adds the perfect touch!

  2. Gorgeous! Yay your back:) Now go put your feet up!

  3. That is such a cute little table. It is sure to bring you some joy this summer. Where did you get that cute latch?

  4. such a cute table. i love it painted blue. your deck looks like a great space to relax in.

  5. this is so cute! I love the color and the style! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  6. Wow!! This is so cute! What an awesome way to repurpose the screen door!

  7. Congrats on your new little one!!! Boys are just wonderful! Oh and I loved the table- that blue is such a refreshing color!

  8. What a great little table...the color is perfect. And if blah-ness isn't a word then it should be! Congrats on the pregnancy. Hope you continue to feel better. 4 boys sounds like loads of fun...and a lot of laundry! Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I'm a new follower. I'm now going to look for the post on the above mentioned tool box!

  9. This is so very clever. Perfect re-use for something. Love it. I have two girls and was sick with the first one for weeks. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and you feel great.
    My best- Diane

  10. This is SO great! I featured it today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday party.

    Stop by and grab a button, and link some more of your greatness, if you'd like:


  11. great transformation!! if you like to "party" I hope you'll stop by and join in on my blog party too!

  12. I would recommend ear plugs to block out the screaming kids! LOL Of course an I-pod would do the same thing...

  13. Love it! Have you heard of Caromal Colours finishes? No priming, no sanding, no prep Work!
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  14. Love the table and the colour. I love the sound of screaming children.


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