Door to Frame

April 19, 2013, in
I used the door to our entertainment center to make this frame for the print I purchased last week.  It is finished and here is how I did it.


First I brought it outside and gave it a sanding.  I used the palm sander hiding behind the paint can.
I used  Benjamin Moore paint (White Linen) leftover from another project, and wood glue to cover-up the holes in the door.
                                                  Remember this is where it came from

                                 I reused just about every piece of this entertainment center

                         The next step was to take the rubber off the glass. Cover the holes and paint them.
I left the small black hardware on the door. I thought they would be perfect to use as the picture hanger.  After it was painted I was ready to put the print in and hang it with this wire.
Once the wire was in place I didn't like the way it looked because you can see it hanging off the frame.  So I needed a plan B.   Looking around my office... I  spy with my little eye  TWINE.
There it is sitting on the corner of the draw turned shelf.

Next, I knotted the twine on the hardware.  I found the knobs from the drawers and door that I took off the entertainment center and painted one of them.
                                  Here it is on the wall.   I glued the knob on the screw.

So there you have it.  How I changed the door into a frame for this sweet print that makes me smile.

Today was an exceptional day.  The weather here on the East Coast was a record-breaker of 81 degrees.  I think that's what inspired me to purchase this print.  This picture captured my heart because it reminds me of the beach and my neighborhood.  These little guys (Sandpipers).   fly around a farm just up the road from where we live.

This was the door to the entertainment center pictured in the previous post.  I think it will make a great frame for this picture.  My idea is to sand it, paint it, and distress it.  I'll try to post this project soon.  Now that the weather is nice I can start some paint projects.

                                             Office Redo

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office-redo name is Julie welcome to my blog.  I am a new blogger and this is my very first post.  Today I will share some before and after pictures of my office redo. This room was my daughter's playroom.


As you can see there was just the subfloor.  We ( meaning my husband) put down new flooring that we purchased at Home Depot.  The pine board leaning against the open closet was the top of our entertainment center.  My husband and I took the whole unit apart and reused the pieces.  The board became the top of my desk.  The three drawers became shelves. You'll see those in the after pictures.



The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore paint White Dove

Here is the pine board new desk.  To the left of the wall are the drawers from the entertainment center. 

Here is another drawer that was part of the entertainment center.  The pretty flower pictures are hand-painted by my sister-in-law's father who lives in Germany. They are postcards that she sent to me which I kept over the years. The antique clock was purchased at a garage sale, the small picture in the white frame was my daughter's first drawing of a person.  The pretty lamp came from my favorite local consignment shop.  I saved and dried the roses that my husband gave me.  

Here is a close up of the drawers decorated with jars of buttons.  The map behind the shelves came from an old nautical map that we had and the pretty crochet pincushion was handmade by my grandmother.

I purchased the magazine organizers at Target.

The large toolbox is from a consignment store

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