Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Framing a Door with Paint

The interior doors of my house do not have frames around them. Upon the suggestion of one of my co-workers, I decided to paint the door frames on! I also had another idea to bring more depth into the hallway, so I did it all in one project. 

This is my hallway before:

I started tapped off 3" borders around each door to make the frame. I also added a 12" stripe down the hallway that weaved in and out of the doors. 
So, here is it all measured and tapped up.

Excuse the mess: My daughter decided it was a good idea to play 'baby' in the hallway while I was painting.

After two (some places three) coats of paint, this is what I got!

Changes the whole look, don't ya think? Gives it some needed depth to a narrow hallway.

creative. endeavor= completed


Old Cupboard into Serving Tray

Yes, yet another Pintrest find. I have been wanting to re-due my master bedroom now that my daughter's room is almost complete. When I ran across this on www.craftynest.com I knew I had to make these for my side tables.
Here is their example:

An old cupboard, made into a serving tray. Clever, hu??
So, I took a little trip to the Habitat for Humanities Re-sell store, and went crazy in there! I have so many ideas for projects.

This is how they started. Can you read the price tag? $3.00!!!!!

Sanded and spray painted them with three coats of white spray paint. ( I should buy stock in this stuff. It's wonderful.)

Found some hardware at Hobby Lobby that was 50% off. I think I paid $2.00 for each handle.

 Nailed the handles to the tray.

I tried two different inlays for the tray. This one is a piece of scrapbook paper cut to size and fits perfectly in the center. I like this idea because then you can change the inlay whenever you want to give it a new look.

For the second one, I decided to try some stencil work. I used this stencil, and made my own design to fit the space in the tray.

 I used a combination of these two paints to give it a sheer look.

 It is more sheer than what the picture shows. But, I love how both of them turned out. These are going to be a great addition to my side tables!

Side-by-side. They each will go on a white table like this one. Stay classy.

creative. endeavor= completed


Monday, March 26, 2012

RED door

I decided that I needed to add some character to my front hallway. Being that I have a little house, the door was just BEGGING to be painted.

So, after 3 coats of paint (I still need to do one more) I have my red door! I think I might paint the white diamonds with black. What do you think?

creative. endeavor= (almost) completed