Posts tagged ‘door with mirror’

August 28th, 2013

Old Doors in Modern Spaces

Is summer seriously ending? It breaks my heart a little. So many wonderful events and summer activities filled our days, but after all the rushing to and fro, I could have used more idle days without a schedule.

Here are some of my summer highlights:

•A hot day at the beach (a day? One might ask?? There are not alot of beaches close to Edmonton!)

•Fireworks (Canada Day in St. Albert)

•Picnics at the park

•Trips to multiple furniture stores (the kids had their fun! This was mine)

•The dinosaur park and the zoo

•And many a bike ride to the lake

Alas, as the days begin their inevitable descent into cooler times, I will turn my gaze inward, back into the home. Yesterday I began the first of many projects to come. I am painting the twin set of bi-fold doors in my current kitchen and there may or may not be a stencil in the future of said doors.

And with doors in mind, how about some old doors in modern spaces? I love the idea of bringing vintage and/or antique items into newer homes for character and depth of time.

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Dreamy Whites

Like a full length mirror fashioned out of a door. I love the pale shade of blue.

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Pinterest

Or how about a bookshelf?

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Pinterest

A rustic oversized coffee table works but for this size you could make it a desk or a dining table.

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Flickr

This door makes the laundry room feel like official business! And it really is isn’t it?

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Simple Home Life

And this lovely door used to belong to an armoire. So cute! And the colour, yep! It’s perfect.

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Joys of Home

How about making a lovely hutch or pantry shelf? So many options to exercise with all those old doors that are laying in wait in garages everywhere.