Sunday, February 22, 2009

Met Monday!




Another Met Monday with Susan from Between Naps On The Porch. Is it just me or do the weeks go by so fast? Be sure to visit her for more great transformations.



I'm cheating a bit this week because I don't have an accurate "before" picture to show you. If I did, it would have been a picture of trash by the road. Two houses ago our neighbors were getting a new front door. They lived in an adorable bungalow and the door was equally cute. When I found out the old door was going in the garbage, I asked them for it of course. It stood behind our ugly TV in that house. I had planned on getting some tall shutters for behind the TV but this door ended up doing just what I wanted...taking some attention away from the obnoxiousness in the corner. So here is my sorry excuse for a "before" pic.

And here is what it is doing today. I added some hooks and a planter box and it serves a wonderful purpose in our Everything Room. Keys are now organized and the box holds envelopes, stamps, and other bill paying stuff by the computer desk.




On that note, our Everything Room is almost done. My To Do list in the sidebar is shrinking! I have some sewing to do with my mom and then I'll be ready to post all the pictures of it. She is going to come over this week and teach me some sewing techniques that I currently am completely clueless on.

Thank you so much for visiting me. I can't wait to go see what you all have to share today!

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39 comments:

janet said...

i love when people take such items that some consider trash and turn them into a treasure...absolutely awesome. I also love the pieces on your fireplace
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Linda said...

Great idea! So clever and architectural and thrifty! Linda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I'm soooo glad you saved that wonderful door...can't believe they were going to toss it!!! Love how you are using it! You are so brave to put your to do list on your sidebar. I'd feel so guilty when mine sat there and nothing was being done...well, that's how MY list would look. :-) Great Met Monday post! Susan

Stacey said...

What a fun idea. Doors have so much character and can be used for anything creative.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Awesome! That's exactly what I'm looking for to use as a headboard! Can't wait to see more pictures of your room!

jen said...

That looks wonderful!! Who would throw out a beautiful door like that!!

marty39 said...

Oh, I just love the door and what a creative use for it. It give such character to your Everything room and serves a great function as well. Love it. Hugs,Marty

Dawn said...

What a great idea! That door really is precious, and I absolutely love what you've done with it!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Thanks for rescuing that wonderful door. Like what you did with it. I was doing something just today and halfway through I thought...should have taken a before picture. This blog puts new steps in everything we do.
Looking forward to what you and mom do.
Candy

Susan said...

Great idea! Love it

Susan

southerninspiration said...

Oh, so cute!! I love that idea!

Suzanne

LaurenFaythe said...

I love what you've done with that old door! Your neighbors probably wish they had never thrown that door away!

MeganSloan said...

Great idea! I love old doors. :)

mbkatc230 said...

What a great idea. I love old doors and windows, and just love to see them repurposed like this! Great job. Kathy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Michelle! What a terrific way to use the door!! I love it...looks like the ones in my grandmother's old house! Great find and great transformation!!...Debbie

~CC Catherine said...

Super thoughts...you definitely have the ability to see what something "can" be, even when it's in a heap! ;) Super post and super makeover! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Shelia said...

I love this! How creative you are and the door is just precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Karla said...

I LOVE what you have done with the door! So cute and very clever! It's perfect!

Thanks for your very sweet comment on my Met Monday post! :)

~Karla

Cynthia said...

Great ideas with that oh so cute door. Cindy

redpolkadot said...

WOW!!! what some peoples kids will throw away. Way to snatch that up!!! Thanks for the insperation.

carolinajewel said...

Trash to treasure indeed! Great idea. :D Jewel

DesignTies said...

You've given that wonderful door a whole new lease on life!! Such a creative idea, and a great way to showcase the door and get organized, all at the same time :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

xinex said...

You sure have the vision of turning trash into treasure. So functional now...Christine

Chandy said...

I love that door! So cool how you made it look like it has always belong there! So jealous now... lol

Carolyn of What Now Tablescapes

Kelly said...

What a great idea! I love unexpected pieces like this in a home.

Angie Lessard said...

I love it! I love taking "old" things and re-using them in different ways! I've been wanting to get an old door and repurpose it. LOVE this idea. Thanks! Have a great day!

Susan S. said...

I love old doors and you've done an excellent job creating something fun and useful out of that one. Good Job!

Give that Sweet Tucker a hug for me.....too cute!

Happy To Be said...

WOW !!! I love this idea very clever..thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Paula Bee said...

I just love your "old" door. It is a beauty! We can all use more organization! Thanks, Paula

Tracy said...

I love how you repurposed that old door, what a great architectural piece. I was looking at your spring post too, and I agree, it's time for bunnies and chicks! I have 'em out already.

DEB said...

What a great idea!
Deb

Tricia Anne said...

Oh you lucky girl! :o) What a treasure that sweet old door is. I can only imagine the stories it could tell of people coming and going. :o)
I adore the design you went with for the door. It was so clever to hang the hooks and metal basket! It looks great!
Your list on your side bar is a great idea too! I wrote mine out the other day and almost took a picture to post. :o) That way I can see the progress! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle that is wonderful!

What a find and to have it look so beautiful with such a purpose.
You are so good at finding beauty in things.
I would have never thought of it myself.

Genious MM post! ;)

Belinda said...
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Belinda said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE what you did with that beautiful old door! And I also love all of your white pitchers displayed on the mantel. :-)

Cheryl said...

I love this idea and it turned out wonderful you have some great ideas. I have a few old windows just laying around in my studio I dont have a clue what to do with them as of yet. Thanks so much for your prayers.
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch JOY!

Jen r. said...

I love this idea with the door! It's so clever! Jen

Chloe's Couture said...

Great door idea! You would absolutely love "Junking" here ins Germany! People are throwing out old doors and architectural things all the time!!!

Jen Kershner said...

Love your project! I love when people look beyond somethings original purpose to create something new. Awesome!