Sunday, January 15, 2017

Rescued Door

Good Sunday Morning to all of you.  I was at Habitat Restore looking for an old armoire when I came across this door that was in the clearance area.  They get one week in the clearance bin and then it is out to the trash.  WHAT?!!!!  Something with good bones and history out to the trash.  No way.
The door whisper in me came out and I called Terry over to check out this door.  I got the eye roll and the comment "Where on earth are you thinking of putting that?!!!!"

Yep it was one of these moments!!!!


This picture really does not show it too much but the door was pretty scratch and in bad shape on the one side of the door.  I still was determined she was worth saving.

As you can see the back side of this door looked like someone started to sand it down.  So Terry said he would sand the front so it could take paint.  Shocker I wanted to use White Paint on this old girl!!!!

Terry has this bin in the garage that has all kinds of broken and misfit things in it.  He found these old chippy hinges in the box to attach to this door. Love that he has that bin with cool things in it.

He used a metallic spray paint that gave the hardware a silver grey antique look.
This is how the pantry looked.  Just a stock closet door that I had white washed and antiqued with gray paint and wax awhile back.





This is where I envisioned the new "old" door to go.

Off came the closet bi fold doors.

New pretty "old" door.  Sorry but there is no way to get a good pretty white picture in this corner of my kitchen.  I have to stand in the hall to get the angle of this and there is no natural light.  Plus it has been very cloudy and rain filled days.  Would love to see some sun.  Trust me this door and her new hardware blend in nicely in my kitchen.

Loved rescuing this old vintage door and re loving her in my home.

Have a great start to the new week ahead.
xoxo
Kris





66 comments:

  1. What a perfect replacement for the bi-fold doors. I love it.

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  2. That worked out GREAT for that spot, Kris. Good eye...and I bet it is heavy, too. Ummm...You don't have everything in your pantry color-coded and arranged in alphabetical order? YOU? lol I am such a brat--I know. Terry and you worked your magic again though and it came out looking beautiful. It looks a lot better than the bi-fold doors that were there. This door has substance!! Love your home- you know I do....xo Diana

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  3. What a difference that beautiful old door makes to that corner of your kitchen, Kris! I'm so glad you could save that old beauty from the landfill. The photo of the dog and the caption cracked me up! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  4. fabulous find! and I agree that dog photo is HILARIOUS! (and so true ...)
    xox

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  5. Oh my goodness! Now you are going to make me drive the Mr. nuts with want,again. ☺

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  6. Absolutely perfect....love it!!!
    ~Des

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  7. My grandparent's house built in 1925 bungalow, had these doors. Gorgeous---and what a pity not to use them. I actually have beveled glass, window pane parlor doors, one which we used on a closet. The other is in storage. Your project turned out great! Sandi

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  8. LOVE your old door and that is the perfect spot for it!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  9. Kris, I love this door way more than the bi-fold one. It looks great there. Now what are you going to make from the bi-fold doors?? LOL. Blessings, oh yes let's have some sunshine. xoxo, Susie

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  10. Kris,
    From builder bi-fold to a vintage door with soul.... love it!!! I so understand the problems our homes can create in capturing a photo to show something in its best light.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  11. You are a lucky girl (to find that door and have such a capable hubby!) and one with tremendous vision!! I love what you did with it and the history and charm you just added your home. Gorgeous. AND I am still laughing from the puppy picture!! ;) Thanks for the morning laugh.

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  12. Kris i want to thank you for your beautiful visit and taking the time to leave a comment.
    As for my return visit to see what you are up to I see you were one fortunate lady to find such a fit, a perfectly old fit to a door jam that required such a unique size. Out with the old, and I'm with the new old! and what a fabulous find. I am looking for that solid old door I could use in my bath room, inspired by our creative Mary Alice, I want to take a tall slender door and mount it on my wall behind the toilet and then mount the towl rack on the door, the toilet is so close to the head of the tub I want my overnight guest to,see something pretty other then the toilet. Then I will layer some of my pieces on the door.
    If this inspires you to find another door and do the same, I am sure the white maven over here will most likely get it done before me. It's so inspiring to see your drab door that we once loved, raised to a higher level of major love with the new old door. Bravo for ignoring the eye roll, I know Your hubby is a trooper and its eveident in all the beauty the two of you are creating here.

    Hope you find that armoire, and can't wait to see what next.
    Xx
    A beautiful week ahead of you my dear and all that it inspires these greyer days.

    Doré

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    1. Thanks Dore. I am going to have to check out Mary Alice and her bathroom door behind the toliet. That sounds pretty amazing. I am always inspired by your beautiful pieces in your home Dore. They are just so pretty. Your talented soul comes through in all your pieces. Have a great evening and wonderful start to the new week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  13. I love the new project! Very well done again, you are great!
    Hugs Alessandra

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  14. I love what you've done with that door, it looks awesome there!
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. Have a great Sunday Evening and wonderful start to the new week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  15. Kris, you worked your magic again! Love how your vintage door turned out!! Great job! ♥
    Hugs, Jody

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  16. So pretty! It looks great, and it's so nice to have heavy, real wood doors in the home. Kudos to you!

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  17. Hi Kris, I love the way you painted the door and it looks so nice as your pantry door!! Enjoy!

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  18. Oh Kris, it's just perfect for that spot. So much more You than the bi-fold door! Love it! Cindy xo

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  19. Definitely worth saving! I'd love to come across one!
    Brenda

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  20. wish our ReStore store had a clearance section! But honestly, I think that door was meant to be in your home. So much better than the previous bi-fold doors. I am surprised that you got an eye roll...with all the two of you do together in the upcycle category of your home, it is easy to imagine that you always have a willing cohort in you décor endeavors. Absolutely love your style!

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  21. Wow Kris, I'm glad that you rescued that door! It reminds me of an old door from a hotel closet or an old home, anyway, it's perfect for your pantry door. Wow, I love it!

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  22. Fabulous door, Kris, and definitely an improvement over a bifold door.
    Mary Alice

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  23. Awesome!!! it's looking stunning..

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    1. Thanks Krishna. Have a great evening and wonderful start to the new week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  24. Kris, you are amazing. I love it. What a great idea.
    I am keeping this in mind for a future project.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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  25. What a perfect find! I love it! It has so much more detail than the other door and love that Terry painted the hardware to stand out with the white paint. It looks great!

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    1. Thank you Sandy. Have a great start to the new week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  26. Morning Kris
    Loving your new door for your Pantry. You are so lucky it fit perfectly too, although I am sure if it didn't you would have found a spot for it. That dog in that picture was so funny. I adore old doors and of course painting it white was a Must*** love it
    happy week Kris
    deezie

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  27. Perfect! Much better than the bi-fold door. Thanks for the inspiration ~ FlowerLady

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  28. Don't you just love it? Oh Kris, if you and I were out together, we'd be putting on the brakes A LOT. You did GREAT on this and imagine, this door FITS!!!!!!!! Give your man a HIGH FIVE for me, he is awesome. Oh my.....such a great fit. Did I ever tell you that I found a CRYSTAL chandelier in the trash one day on my way to work? A BED, A MIRROR, and last summer, I was driving by a salvage warehouse near my home. They had a perfect table IN THE TRASH. I put on my brakes, they squealed, the men on the dock laughed their heads off and said, "TAKE IT!" I did. I painted it gold and applied a bit of white to it. Can't go wrong with free stuff!

    Enjoy my friend.

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  29. I love it! One time we found a Marsh glass-front cabinet from the 40s in the Habitat dumpster with the glass still intact! DL jumped in there and handed the pieces to me. We restored it and it found a new home with a cute couple.

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  30. It fits so it was meant to be! Just think, that door has some history and now it is preserved and has a home in your sweet cottage :)

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  31. Wow! That door looks fantastic there. You guys just blow me away with these projects. Have a great week!

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  32. This looks gorgeous - definitely an improvement over the bi-fold door. I bet it's nice and heavy too! Beautifully done!

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  33. How the heck could they throw out that beautiful door. You are one lucky girl!!!

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    1. I know RIGHT?!!!!!! Crazy just glad I could save that sweet door.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  34. This turned out so beautifully!

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  35. How did you know it would fit your pantry? Looks really nice!

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  36. That door turned out amazing! It fits so perfectly. I guess it was meant to be. :)

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  37. Where to start? I'm with you. . . throw that out? Why? If not re-used for a door I could think of all kinds of purposes for it. But I digress. You saved it and it's beautiful! Such a great place to use it, and how cool of your hubby that even though he "rolled his eyes" he still made your vision come true. That's a man who loves his wife! You two keep proving to me what a great match you are. Love the dog photo. Hah! xo

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  38. So much better than the bi-fold doors. That was just perfect luck that somebody didn't want that old door anymore! Your husband is a keeper... Most men would just say "You want to do what with that old door??? You're crazy!"

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  39. How amazing that you found that door and just the right size for your pantry opening! did you envision that when you saw the door? It's so narrow.. would be hard to find a narrow door like that anywhere, let alone just happening upon it. You are SO LUCKY to have a hubby who can take your visions to the final result.. I would have to do it all myself, and thus... I don't do it or buy it. Hubby and I did happen upon a narrow (plain) door at our local Restore last year, with the hopes that it would fit our narrow master bathroom opening.. and voila it did! but it's still sitting in our garage waiting for white paint for my pink bedroom, plus needs new hinges, etc. Love how you spray painted those hinges! I hope our new little old door gets put up this coming summer. Love the photo of the doggy too! xoxox Marilyn

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  40. Kris the door looks amazing! It is so wonderful that you find these great pieces and then love them. Super job! Enjoy your week.
    xx Jo

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  41. I can just see Terry rolling his eyes LOL. Looks like it has found a wonderful new place in your home and it looks terrific. Terry does good work and so do you.

    Enjoy your new door. Hae a warmer week. We are getting two more storms with rain - yea yea yea.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  42. Gorgeous replacement for sometimes cantankerous bi-fold doors. The hardware just sets it off like fine jewelry. Good job, Terry! Adorable picture of the Corgi... xoxo

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  43. It would have been a shame if this door had ended up in the trash, Kris. Good thing you found it and gave it a place in your lovely kitchen. It's a wonderful replacement for the bi-fold door!
    xo Julia

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  44. What a difference a door makes! I love the style of it.

    BTW - my window project in the kitchen just didn't work. Sometimes visions don't translate well!

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  45. I love it! It looks like a perfect fit for your pantry. The old hardware you used on it added a lot of character too.

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  46. The door looked like it needed saving but it looks great now. I would love to do that on my pantry but my bi doors are wide and a regular door will not work....But yours looks amazing.

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  47. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that door! I cannot believe they were tossing it!! Lucky you to have found it and give it a new home -- what a perfect fit and it looks so beautiful! Great job Kris!! Love and hugs!

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  48. Ohhhhhso nice and pretty.
    I love your new door.

    Nice day to you
    Charlotte

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  49. Oh what a lovely find and addition to your home! I know that other friends have commented on the fact that it fits, but you know that really and truly is quite a feat!
    Aren't treasures found and then customized to our own liking a treat. When our weather settles down I am going to grab Stacey and go to Canton-a true treasrue trove for every style, every person and a therapeutic walk as well.
    Enjoy your lovely home!
    xo
    Jemma

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  50. I can't believe your bifold doors and that old door were the same size! I guess it was meant to be :). How sad that something so beautiful would have been thrown out. Thank goodness you came along when you did. Now you just have to keep going back every day. We can't let Terry rest on his laurels, right?

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  51. Kris, what a beautiful find. I love it when some thing found is the perfect fit, eye-rolls and all! Your "new" door is amazing. I love the new look. Xo Lidy

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  52. The door looks great and the hardware takes the cake! What a lucky find! Oh, and that doggie pic cracks me up every time I see it! Lol!

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  53. OMG....that looks fabulous Kris and what a great find!
    Janet

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  54. I love that you re-homed it too. It is a gorgeous door.

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  55. Hi Kris, what a great old find in this door. It sure did have good bones. You made it look gorgeous and given it a new life.
    It's just fabulous!! xo

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  56. Seems like you always find the best stuff knowing it's going to become living in the White House of yours.

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  57. That is an old door because it looks identical to the doors at the Charmer. It looks so nice for the pantry door with its old feel character. I wish you lent Terry out :-{

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  58. This is cool as heck! What a perfect find. You are so creative Kris.

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  59. It was in the clearance area??? What???..I need a restore place like that here...those items are usually in the "silent auction" area!
    Now I cannot believe that Terry asked where you would put that?....you always have a plan...and that plan is beautiful...perfect for the pantry!!!

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