An Old Door Makeover
There’s just something about old doors! This old door has been in my life for about 15 years! My best friend and I saved it from the rafters of her great-grandmother’s garage when we were 15. We loaded it onto the top of a tiny truck and drove it though our small town. Back then, we didn’t even have our drivers licenses and, of course, we got pulled over. We must have been a sight because we were let go with just a warning, and this door has followed me from house to house ever since then. Join me as I share how we did an old door makeover on this door!
Things Can Help Tell Our Stories
It has been in my home as decor, backdrops and as a prop, and even played a part in my wedding! I love this door, and it has been a part of a lot of special moments in my life.
When we moved into our 1935 home two years ago, some updates had been done. A few doors had been replaced over the years. We didn’t mind that but then… our dog chewed through one of them! The one that leads from our kitchen to our laundry room. And since the door that she chewed up was a hollow-core door, we knew we would have to replace it with either metal or wooden door.
Searching for the Right Old Door to Makeover
Finding a metal interior door to fit the current door frame was way too difficult because most metal doors are exterior doors. We knew we would need to find a wooden door. We considered “My Door” but never thought it would fit. Not only was it a PERFECT fit, it also matched the only original doors left in our house. They are two 5-panel doors left on one of the closets.
Once we decided to go for it, we got to work! We were worried about the paint containing lead, so we made sure to only sand outside with a respirator mask. Most of the paint actually came off when we just sprayed it with a water hose to get the dirt off from when it was stored. It was a much simpler process than we expected.
Tools Needed for Hanging Our Old Door:
We got the door hung fairly easily using this hinge kit and then we needed to add holes for the handle and lock so we used this kit. Both were extremely easy to use and the process was fast. Then we got it primed and ready to paint.
We decided to go with the color Homburg Grey by Sherwin Williams, and I love how it turned out! We love using white in our home because it makes it feel fresh but we also loved the richness of this color.
One of the updates we have been making on our home is adding black door knobs whenever one needs replacing, and this one was very easy to install.
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We love that we were able to add old charm back into our 1935 home by adding in my vintage door!