How I turned a plain little interior door…
into my own cute little hobbit door.
I absolutely love doors!
Especially ones with character, intrigue or intricate mystique. And I find it fascinating, just wondering where one leads into when I don’t know what’s on the other side.
My Pinterest board for “doors” outta tell you a bit about my door addiction.
Anyway… when we were buying our house and I noticed the 3/4 sized door that housed the heater unit, I knew that would be changing. Why have a plain white door when you can add character to it? Plus it would be a conversation piece, and I could re-create it to be a fun little project.
So I started out by placing a thin trim around it to add a little dimension and after I removed the door knob, I left an area for the new one and I started to stain the door,
then added hinges that would be MY inexpensive version of those awesome iron hinges you find online or in custom little shops & cost a fortune.
My version however, were created with caulking. I traced them out with the caulk gun right onto the door and allowed it to dry overnight. The next day, I came back and accented them with black paint. The rest of the door was painted with a white wash technique so that some of the stain would show through.
Almost finished here & no nicks or cuts this time around.
The new knob plate & glass knob.
Then touches of antique medium throughout, hammering in some brass tacks and then touching up the raised surfaces with bronzer to make them more pronounced.
I think any door with character deserves a special key that allows for its passage, don’t you?
Enter into an unexpected journey through the hobbit door!