I rent space in 2 different stores where I sell things I make, vintage & antique items, and art. One of the stores had an unsightly door. It's the bathroom door and it's right in the middle of the store!
It is a hollow door that had been primed but never painted. It was dirty and the trim around it wasn't in much better shape.
The above pictures don't exactly tell the true story of how ugly the door was.
I talked to the landlord and he agreed to let me paint the door however I chose.
I wanted the door to look old with chipping paint.
Here's what I came up with...
I measured the center panels and used a yard stick to draw 4 inch wide faux boards.
I also painted the trim around the door to match.
I used acrylic paint from the craft store so it only cost about $4 to transform the door. So, it's a lot of bang for the buck!
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This looks really great faux work. I am an artist too, not sure I could do a job as well as this, I paint large canvases of flowers. I saw your link at Savvy Southern Style and glad I hopped over, I have just added myself as a linky and google follower. Hope you get a chance to look at my blog, if you do I have a page at the top with my paintings on....just about to explore your blog a little more.ReplyDelete
Wow! This is a huge improvement over the old version! You did a fantastic job with the faux paint job!ReplyDelete
This door looks so neat. I am tempted to try something like this in my own house!ReplyDelete
Way to take the initiative! Looks great.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I am loving your door ! I scrolled on down and saw lots of fun projects!! It's nice to meet you.ReplyDelete
looks great! Almost like it should be in Europe, Tuscany or somewhere like that!ReplyDelete
That looks very cool - great solution! I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!ReplyDelete
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That looks fantastic!! MeganReplyDelete
Wow, I can't believe you did that for $4 - amazing. It really turned out authentic-looking. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.ReplyDelete
That looks fantastic, you have talent. Nice job.ReplyDelete
That turned out INCREDIBLE! Found you through Crafty, Scrappy... New follower :)ReplyDelete
Great transformation! Glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!ReplyDelete
That turned out so great! I never would have guessed you used paint to draw in the boards. It's a WONDERFUL difference from the primed door. ;) Great job!ReplyDelete
Looks great! Very creative! Well done!ReplyDelete
Wow....You have inspired me I used to faux paint all the time for other people...our new house has the same kind of doors....Pinning you for reference....have a great weekend and I'd love to have you come and share this project @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party starts tonight @6 central time:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit today and thenks for coming back!!! I think the door looks awesome~ReplyDelete
This is so cool! I'd love for you to link this up in Mommy Solutions! So fun! http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/03/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-37/ReplyDelete
How NEAT. You did a great job making the door look like an oldie. Im your newest follower. Please come visit me at http://www.PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and hopefully you'll follow back. 8-)ReplyDelete
this is AMAZING!!!! i'm so glad you linked up :)ReplyDelete
Holy fantastic!!!! What an awesome job you did!!ReplyDelete
I like this idea~ReplyDelete
I have a metal panel behind my wood stove that is just plain ugly..it is currently painted a faux wood grain...looks like laminated cheap book shelf paper... I wonder if I were able to find heat sensitive paint if I could paint something faux on there that would look way prettier-- like your door!
thanks for showing this...it is impressive.
This is absolutely stunning!! I would love for you to share this with my link party: Unveil Your Genius.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is awesome you painted it! Looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Nice job VaVa!ReplyDelete
LOVE IT!! OMG, you did an amazing job! Came by from live laugh linky!!ReplyDelete
I featured your project in my Unveil Your Genius Link Party. Feel free to grab my Feature Button! I hope you'll link up again soon! Brand new linky is now live!ReplyDelete
amazing transformation! love it!!ReplyDelete
I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays! Thanks so much for linking up...you're always an inspiration!!
So amazing, I had to feature it as well! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Love this idea, you've shown us all that we don't have to live with an eye sore, but can adapt it to make it a centrepiece instead! Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Natural Mothers Network's Seasonal Celebration and best wishes for a very Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
Warmly, Rebecca x
Beautiful job! Now, how about you come right on over to my house and do all of my doors? LOL.ReplyDelete
I love your door! I'll be featuring it tomorrow night at Project Queen's Highlight Party. Thank you so much for linking it up to the party.ReplyDelete
Really Good Post!!ReplyDelete
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