IN THE RAW.
This is the one side that I painted brown that you read about last week.
Now let's look at side two.
Step One – Side Two:
- Clean and sand, but not so much that you lose the textured layers of old paint.
Step Two – Side Two:
- Paint the door using red Rust-Oleum 2x Painters Touch Spray Paint.
Step Three – Side Two:
- Bring back the antique look.
To bring back the antique look, paint on thinned out dark brown paint over the red, rubbing it off in spots with a rag to create the old world-ish look. This gave it quite a dramatic look compared to the other side of brown on brown.
I could only gawk when I saw the result – absolutely amazing. Have you ever done a project that turned out so well that you couldn't believe YOU did it?
Step Four – Side Two:
- Paint on wax to seal and protect.
You can get this at Menards.
The door is now brown on one side and red on the other.
I did this because I want to be able to flip it over and use the brown side.
The plan was to use this door as a hall tree with coat hooks and mirror with a bench.
Here is my inspiration picture – I found it on Pinterest but can't locate the original. If you know where it's from originally, please let me know.
Hobby Lobby had a 50% off sale on hooks, knobs and a really cool antiquey door knob.
I used a mirror my daughter gave me for a Christmas gift a year ago. I used the knobs to hang the mirror with the same method I used to hang the coat hooks, by drilling a hole and securing it with an nut and screw.
The door knob has a key hole on the back that made it easy to just hang it on on a screw secured with a nut in the same way as the other pieces.
If you do such a project, be sure to anchor the door to the wall.
At one time my door was just sitting against the door and a grandson knocked into it and it fell over. Fortunately the wall on the other side caught it before doing any damage.
We used a corner bracket to secure it to the wall:
A homemade hall tree is not only less expensive, but it's a one of a kind that fits your decor because you chose each color and added hardware piece – not to mention that it means so much more to you if you've created it yourself.
This is the mirror that was attached with the knobs in both upper corners – btw, see that clock you see in the mirror across the way? I snagged it at Hobby Lobby a few years ago for $8 on clearance.
The coat hooks are very sturdy, both in workmanship and how they are hung so they will make a great rack for guest coats.
So here you go. From this:
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