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 built 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 than finished it with some Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I’ll go into the painting ins and outs in a next post because for now I just want to be happy with the end result.
I very much staged this little area just for your viewing pleasure. Normally this particular corner of the couch looks a bit less cottagy, vintage, romantic. It is the corner where my Love sits (hence the design table), and on that design table lives a design lamp. And nothing else. Under normal circumstances it is a decorative-items-free-area. And most pillows are pushed to the side the moment my Love 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 therefor 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 it 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. 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?