Good day my friends. How was your weekend? All ready for Monday morning? My weekend was a bit short since I had to work a lot of overtime for the day job. But I got some decorating in there, so I count it as a good one.
I have been playing with milk paint and an old door. I gave an antique door from an old wardrobe a little makeover and she is starring in my living room now.
Remember when I did my double-layered roman blinds makeover? That left me with two empty walls on either side of our bay window. We are still contemplating permanent makeover plans for those walls, but for now, I got one of those walls dressed up.
I had it in my mind that a door would look good there but it is just a small, narrow bit of wall and a full door would be too wide (trust me I tried). So I was over the moon happy when I found two old doors from a wardrobe that were nicely narrow and ready for a makeover. I thought it would look totally awesome (do I sound like a teenager?), to have a door on either side of the bay window. Turned out that the second door was still too wide for the wall on the other side of the bay window (figures that those walls are not symmetrical, why would they build symmetrical walls anyway, gah old houses!). But this one works. It works quite nicely, indeed.
As you can see I attached a hook so that I can hang stuff. Always good to have plenty of hooks to hang stuff. Like Fallish branches with mini pine cones, I like hanging that kind of stuff all over the house.
Gives it a bit of a Scandinavian decor vibe don’t you think? And I don’t know why my computer monitor is rendering a bit of pinkish color on my doors. There is no pink on those doors.
In fact, I used three layers of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint and then finished it with some Annie Sloan Chalk paint.
I very much staged this little area just for your viewing pleasure. Normally this particular corner of the couch looks a bit less cottage, vintage, or romantic. It is the corner where my partner sits (hence the design table), and on that designer table lives a designer lamp. And nothing else. Under normal circumstances, it is a decorative-items-free area. And most pillows are pushed to the side the moment the man sits down to
take a nap watch television.
But on this little blog, I can pretend, so I took the liberty to use my new, and therefore my favorite lamp of the moment, to stage this photo shoot.
It is a nice lamp, isn’t it!?
I am sure you will see lots of it, but here is a bit more close-up.
The glass base is from Ikea, and after a lot of searching, I found this perfect crochet lamp shade in a hardware store nearby. I think they are a match made in heaven. The only thing that is a bit of a disappointment is that you can’t open up that lamp base to fill it up. But I like it anyway.
Okay back to the door.
I am quite happy how she turned out, and since it is a wardrobe door and thus pretty light weight I will be able to track her all over the house to follow my decorating whims 🙂
And I still got the second door to give a makeover too.
So do you like my new old door?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.