How I turned a plain little interior door..into my own cute little hobbit door.

A hobbit door

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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.

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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, doorsteps

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.

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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.

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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.

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FINAL touch….

I think any door with character deserves a special key that allows for its passage, don’t you?

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Enter into an unexpected journey through the hobbit door!

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