This summer has been filled with some great junking adventures, from yard sales to thrift shops and flea markets. One of the many things that seem to catch my eye when I’m out thrifting is DOORS…vintage
and not-so-vintage! The possibilities are endless. I joined a group of talented bloggers to DIY and Makeover some of our favorite “treasures”, be sure to click on the links below to see what they did! Now see what I did with a recent find!
I found this door for $5 at a local thrift shop. It wasn’t vintage, had no great detail to speak of but it was narrow and had “some” detail to work with. So project #289 began. 🙂
I decided to use this one in my daughter’s room. She has a bohemian, eclectic mix going on in there. She is a lot like me and into design, so we are always changing things up. What do teenage girls like more than clothes, shoes, and chocolate…mirrors! So I decided to make her a Hall Tree.
Everything I used was found around my home with the exception of the antlers and hooks. All in all, this was an inexpensive and easy to do DIY project.
First, I painted the door with a gray paint I already had. I brushed it on sparingly. I used a foam brush but I purposely didn’t give it a solid coat of paint. This gave it the distressed look I wanted without having to distress it. It was like dry brushing, but a little heavier. Since it already had a white base, I decided to use what I had and save time and effort!
Once the paint was dry it was time to decorate and add some function. I had this mirror and it wasn’t being used so I placed it front and center.
I bought these antlers and hooks at Hobby Lobby and wanted them for decorative function. She can hang anything from scarves and belts to necklaces and hats. Because the antlers I found were on sale, you may not find them anymore. I found a similar antler hook for sale here on Amazon!!
I also like the mix of materials, styles, and colors. The white antlers, gold hooks and black mirror add texture and character.
I decided to add some small “shelves” for additional storage. I had these small wall shelves that I picked up at my local GoodWill for $2.99 each. I never had a use for them, now I did. So in this case, hoarding was a blessing! 🙂 They were already painted gold so even better…no work for me!
I hung the shelves at different heights, again for interest. They are small but functional and were the right scale for the door. They can hold perfumes, a picture frame, a purse, hat and more.
This project was an easy DIY and it cost less than $25 to complete including the door. Not only has it added function to my daughter’s room but it’s also a statement piece on her wall.
If you have a door just hanging around give it a try, or pay a visit to your local thrift shop and find one! You could create a hall tree for any room in your house…a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or foyer. It’s like adding vertical storage!! By the way, I’m sorry I didn’t sweep the porch for this photo, but hey, I was busy making a hall tree! 🙂 If you make one, tag me on Instagram so I can see it! Be sure to follow the links below to see more DIY makeover projects from some absolutely talented women!
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