Wednesday, October 2, 2013

When is a Door(s) a Wall?

Yeah!!! Hump Day.  How is your week going?

Mine did not start out so good.  We had a tragic accident with my brand new I Mac computer that I have only had for 5 weeks and made only one payment on!!!!! While doing a project in my office using vintage doors my hubby dropped one of the doors onto the computer and shattered the screen.


Yep!!! brand new screen ruined.  My husband felt so bad but it is what it is and we took her to Apple and they put her in the Apple hospital for a face lift.  Since all the components of the computer are behind the screen there was the threat the computer was trashed.  I thought oh not a 5 week old computer that we have only made one payment on!!!! Apple ran a diagnostic check on her and her internals were all good so she just needed a new screen.  So I have been without my computer for a few days.  Hoping to hear from them today or tomorrow that she is ready to come home.  I miss her!!!!
Anyway on to the post!!!! I know a lot of you thought I was going to make an arbor out of the old vintage doors I got while junkin and you would have been right that was the original plan but then I got the idea to do something different with them.  That happens a lot with me!!!:)


I wanted to partition off my office some how from the dining room.  This back area where I made my office was a closet when we moved in and was completely closed off. Just a total waste of space.  So I made it into my office.   I wanted to still have an open feeling and let that light from that window come in but still want some division from my dining room.

These old vintage doors and porch posts did the trick.  I have some separation but still have light coming through to keep it from feeling closed up in there.

Loved that the doors still had their lovely old knobs and locks still on them.
Now I have the division of having my office feel like a separate room but still with an open feel.  Door hoarder here loves that I could have the hubby make me a wall out of old vintage doors.
Here it the back side to the new wall of doors.  I love these old chippy porch posts as the anchors.


I love that the light still streams in from that window to keep it bright.


Love my little stair rail and post to add some chippy bling.



Well there you have it!!!! Doors made into a wall.
Hopefully today I will be getting my computer back!!!
Make sure you check back on Saturday for another Spotlight blogger.  Susan and I have a couple of really special bloggers for you to get to know better.
Have a great rest of the week
Kris
:)

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85 comments:

  1. It looks great, Kris! Such a good idea and I like that you aren't losing out on that natural light.

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    1. you are so very talented....love your space...

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  2. Wow, I love it, such a creative use of vintage chippy doors by 'Kris the Door Hoarder' lol. It fits your decor perfectly.

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  3. Oh Kris, you never crease to amaze me with your creative ideas. What a great idea and it works so well. I love it.
    So sorry about your computer, but at least the whole computer was broken and the screen can be fixed. I am limping along with my lap top - need a new one and every time I get the money saved - bingo something major breaks - like a new hot water heater - $1,300. so I have to wait until after Christmas.
    Glad the computer can be fixed. Have a great week.
    Mary

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  4. Kris
    You are such a creative thinker! It looks great and what a find.
    All's well that ends well, right? Poor hubby must have felt rotten.

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  5. Kris, this is unbelievably awesome! I'm pretty sure this cancels out dropping a door on your computer. {poor hubby}. Is this free standing, or is it attached to the floor somehow? I'm having a hard time coming up with words...it's just too amazing.

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  6. OH.MY.STARS. I have no words for how awesome this is!

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  7. OMGoodness! Look at you.....in your PRETTY, one-of-a-kind OFFICE!! Those doors are beautiful!!! This is PERFECT for your office/personal space get-a-way! This UNIQUE idea will be pinned over and over.........Door Chic-ness- You are! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  8. I love it!!! that is so great, and unique, and cool, and just everything!
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this. what a smart and unique idea. looks great in there and just enough to define your space

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  10. I just love that wall of doors! How innovative you are.
    Brenda

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  11. Kris, I love how you used the doors. Works perfectly. Sorry about your new computer. xoxo,Susie

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  12. Kris I LOVE IT!! Sorry about your computer:(

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  13. Kris, you and Terry have really outdone yourselves this time!! This looks beyond fantastic!! Too bad there was a 'casualty', though :(
    Susan

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  14. Hi Kris, I love your idea of using those doors as room divider! A hug from Italy. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it

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  15. I am writing a post titled "OH, MY!" and a picture of your office "wall" is going into it for sure. Your office wall with the baskets hanging from the rod is already in the post.

    amazing . . . cute . . . ingenious . . . clever . . . awesome . . . W O N D E R F U L !!!

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  16. SO adorable, kris!! i loved the other idea for the doors, but, this is so very charming--great job! i'm glad your new imac can be saved--that's a blessing:)

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  17. Just gorgeous! Your idea is amazing. I' ve never thought to use a door as room divider...you' re so clever!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  18. Kris that is just beyond awesome! Love it!

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  19. Love it!!!
    Looks wonderful. :)

    Julie

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  20. Hola que bonito bloc, me ha encantado, yo tengo uno hace poco al cual te invito a verlo .

    Me gustan tus fotografias son una maravilla
    Muchas felicidades por tu bloc

    Julia
    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh, I love the doors you got, and a great idea for your office! An arbor?? That would be cool! I would love to see that idea....
    Nancy

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  22. These are great! Blessings, Becky A Corner Cottage

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  23. This is just too fabulous, Kris!!! I love the transom across the top of the doors. Perfect, perfect, perfect room divider!
    So sorry to hear about the disaster with your computer :-(. And a Mac at that. Thank goodness they can fix the screen.
    Mary Alice

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  24. So glad you are happy with your doors...
    Over from Ivy.....

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  25. Fantastic....that is really thinking outside the box. I would have NEVER thought of it!

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  26. Kris- THAT looks FANTASTIC! You and your doors! LOL I just love it and I think it makes a perfect separation and yet, like you said, still lets lots of light in.

    Hey- question for you - Did you put your Mac on a regular credit card? If you did you can most likely collect from them. There is some kind of automatic insurance on lots of things. My friend found that out and she filed a claim and they credited her loan with the amount of the repair. Just a thought- xo Diana

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  27. What fabulous doors. Great idea for a divider. Sorry about the Mac. That will be my next computer.

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  28. Oh Kris, sorry about your computer, but oh my those doors are awesome! You are sooo creative, I love them. I am very curious on how you secured them??? Please let us know.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for taking time to come by and leave your sweet comment. I have gotten a lot of questions about how that new "door" wall is attached. It is pretty simple. My husband attached the one post at the top to the cabinet already hanging in my office and then he used some kind of long screws to anchor both bottoms of the post on each end to the floor. This way if we ever take the wall down we will only have two small screw holes in the wood floor that can be filled with wood putty. These screws are long and anchor into the subfloor under the wood floor. So I love that we did not have to damage the floor in anyway to put up this wall. It is anchored pretty good we do not want anymore mishaps of doors falling into brand new computers!!!!! I am going to post this response on my post so I hope you will see it. You are a noreply comment blogger so I had no way to respond to you personally. Thanks for taking time to come by and leave your comment.
      Kris

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  29. So sorry about your computer! Recently my finger was a casualty when my spouse dropped something.

    The doors look so pretty! Are they bolted to something? I was trying to figure that out from the photos.

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
    chippy heaven!

    be blessed
    barb

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  31. Kris...those doors are perfect for your office space!! Love them with all that chippy white goodness!! Sorry to hear about your computer and I hope that you get it back soon.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  32. Wow Kris, these doors work perfectly as a divider and fit right in with your decor perfectly. What a wonderful space to work in. Good luck with the screen! x Julie

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  33. Love it..I cannot help but think looking at those old doors how many people passed through them . I think that is the charm for me of antiques or vintage items.Love you creativity I always look forward to your post.

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  34. Such a great idea and it looks wonderful. You need to do something special for your hubby!

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  35. Oh, Kris! Poor you damaging your new computer like that, I really feel for you, and I must admit it made me not feel quite so bad that I dropped my Kindle yesterday while packing to come home from Spain. Stupidly, I didn't try it to see if it had broken, and so didn't discover until after take off that it was totally kaput!! I was doubly upset as I'd been saving a new book to read on the journey home! Grrrr! Still, at least I've had it two or three years, so if it can't be fixed it's not as bad as what might have happened to your computer - see, gotta look on the bright side!

    Anyway, LOVE the new look for your office! Those old doors make a fabulous wall, what a clever idea.

    Hugs from

    Judi - Back in the UK!

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  36. You (and your style) are so amazing. It is such a treat to visit your blog and see the wonderfully creative projects!

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  37. OMG...I absolutely love the doors as a wall! They are gorgeous and just perfect for the whole space....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  38. Totally impressed!!!! Love it! Visiting from SYC

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  39. This is so gorgeous!!!!!!! What a fabulous idea! Hmm...I have old doors and old posts...wonder what room I can divide...lol
    Blessings~

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  40. What a great way to define the space but keep it open and airy! Wish I could find doors like that! sooo jealous! Best wishes for your computer - we've had to make some Apple ER trips too- not fun!

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  41. That sucks about your computer - definitely not a good way to start the day. Okay, what a creatively awesome use of those doors and railing - so pretty!!! (I was one of the ones certain you were making an arbor). I've got to ask...how are those doors mounted so you don't have another computer crash? I can see they are not attached to the ceiling or the wall so I'm assuming they are attached to the floor - but how? Curious minds need to know ;)
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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    1. Marie,
      Hi and thanks for your questions I hope you will come back to read this since you are a noreply comment blogger so I have not way to answer you. Look at the comment I left for Simple Pleasures and I told her how we attached the doors to keep them up right!!! We do not want anymore computer issues. Thanks for your nice comment.
      Kris

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  42. You are a clever, clever, clever woman, Kris!!! Not only did that work, but it looks GREAT!
    Christa

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  43. Glad that your computer is ok. Now lets get to the doors, you are amazing and this is just gorgeous. I so love it!! I am so very jealous of all the great pieces you find. I had to tell the truth, jealous!!!! I may have to send my husband to some of the places we used to go to when I was able to walk better. He is cool he would go and come back with the right thing. Very trustworthy.

    Cynthia

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  44. Tell your hubby not to feel too bad about the computer accident. Consider what it would cost to have a carpenter come in and build your wall! That is, IF you could find one talented enough to do it. Just chalk it up to hazards of the job.
    Now that you have a new wall, are you going to attach décor to it? You could, you know.
    *Smiles*

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  45. What a bummer with the computer! Your husband must have felt terrible! He sure made it up to you with the vintage door divider! It looks fantastic! Wish I had room in my house for soemthing like this! I just love looking at all your old wonderfully chippy junk/treasures! Fabulous!

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  46. Well if you aren't the most clever person in the whole world. I love this. How fun and so beautiful and unique too. Looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

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  47. Sorry about your computer. Hope it's feeling better.
    You need to watch The Bronson Pinchot Project, because this looks exactly like something he would do. It is crazy beautiful.

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  48. Ouch about the computer! The doors are just fabulous looking.

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  49. You may want to consider adding your computer to your house insurance. You have to have it listed separately. Costs about $20/yr. and covers things like dropping the computer. . . or a door falling on it. . .but check with agent to be sure what is covered. ;)
    Goldie

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  50. You and your husband are absolutely fearless when it comes to trying unconventional things in your home! Your new "wall" is fabulous!!!

    Sorry about your computer and I hope it's out of the hospital soon. :(

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  51. So scary about your computer. Glad they are able to repair it. Love, love the doors. What a perfect idea to define the space while still giving you light. xo Laura

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  52. So sorry about your computer! Just glad it can be fixed. I love what you did with the doors! That is just precious and made you your own little special area. Wonderful!

    Judy

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  53. Sorry about your computer but I really love the way you used the doors to divide your room and still let in light! So clever! Nancy

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  54. Your doors made into a wall are wonderful, and I'm happy to hear your computer is going to be okay. I was feeling a little woozy for you there for a minute. :)

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  55. I haven't had time to visit with this house selling business so I'm late - but this made me gasp Kris !!!
    How over the top gorgeous - those are beautiful beautiful doors - and what a brilliant idea to use them the way you did especially since it allows light to flow through -
    I'd love to see your home in person - it's just perfect!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  56. Aha! I knew you were making some kid of partition but couldn't tell from your last post where it was going to be! This looks awesome! Such a cool idea and it looks fabulous in the room - those doors have such chippy goodness! I'm really sorry about your computer getting smooshed! Hope it's all fixed and back home soon! Hugs, Leena

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  57. this is so cool! what a wonderful idea. my question is this: how did you stablize it?

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    1. sorry...i should have read the comments first. i am so happy to see this. i am joining all of the other envious people! you had such a wonderful idea! this has made my day!

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  58. Wow, wow and wow!...what a brilliant idea...the doors are beautiful!...What a great idea for a partition...

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  59. Kris, I LOVE it!!!! OMG this looks amazing! You always come up with the most awesome ideas!
    Thanks for sharing your genius with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  60. My goodness - what a fantastic idea! I'm filing this one away.
    ....visiting from Ivy and Elephants.

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  61. Kris,
    This was an awesome idea and it looks OUTSTANDING!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  62. Hi Kris, I love this creative idea!! You are so amazing!! So glad you stopped by and shared at SImple & Sweet Fridays. I'm sure you inspired everyone!! Always love hearing from you and hope your computer has a new face lift!!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  63. What a clever girl you are. This is amazing.

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  64. LoVe your Architectural SaLVaGe Door/Wall Partition!*!*!
    That Hubby of yours is ONE-SPECIAL-GUY!!! FaB Idea Kris...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  65. Kris, you never cease to amaze me. This wall is fabulous! So sorry that hubby dropped one of the doors onto your computer. I'm sure he did feel terrible. Glad that it wasn't too serious! The doors are just the perfect addition and I love their chippiness. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  66. UGH! I am so sorry to hear about your computer.Well you know that I am having issues...not fun being with out it.
    Wow your doors are GORGEOUS....seriously can you hear me screaming! They look amazing and make the perfect wall and adding in a touch of light....love!
    xx
    Anne

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  67. Sorry about your computer but man those doors are so WORTH it!! WOWZERS!!! Amazing and totally drooling on this side of my computer!!!

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  68. Oh my, this is sooo very beautiful. Love it

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  69. OH I love it! It turned out so pretty. I have two doors and I love them...and have them in my sewing room. They just make me happy when I look at them. I love your home, and your thought process in how you do things, and find myself looking at your blog for inspiration. It also makes me happy to visit your blog! So sorry about your computer. Glad it can be fixed...
    Well have a wonderful week!
    Debbie

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  70. What a terrific idea, Kris! I love old doors too, and they look perfect as your new divider. You will have so much fun decorating them for the seasons, I bet. Your handy hubby did a great job! So sorry about your computer!!

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  71. Love it, you did a great job! I could work there all day!
    Sandy

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  72. I came over from SYDC. Love what you did with the doors. I had thought about doing something like that at one time in our previous home, for the same reason you did. Now I know how cool it would have looked. Happy you can get your Mac fixed. I trashed mine a year ago when I spilled a Starbucks Café Mocha on it. Lost everything. You're fortunate you didn't have that problem. Take care. Nancy

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  73. Oh, so perfect Kris,
    I wanted to hang a single door that helped to block some of the view of my stove from its entry of the kitchen. So as you see we think a lot alike when it comes to blocking off things or areas.
    This works great for you, and also adds charm like none other.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit me, your such a doll.

    Xoxo
    Doré

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  74. That is so fabulous, Kris! I love it and it makes the perfect separation. Would love something similar someday separating my living and dining areas. That husband of yours is a keeper!

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  75. Forgot to say, sorry about your computer, so sad!!!

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  76. This is absolutely amazing Kris!! Brilliant - love how the light can pass through and you have your own little space but you're not hidden away. You and your hubby are quite the team! :)

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  77. Oh... except for the 'accident' part. Hope the new baby is home from the apple hospital and feeling much better. Ouch!!

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  78. I absolutely love this, Kris! So cool.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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