HELLO-peace- & love! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted. We’ve had holidays, family gatherings, snow, and much more. But in between all that I snuck some time in to do some minor maintenance and updates to our ongoing butlers pantry makeover. Unfortunately, it is still not finished but I do want to share a bit of what I worked on before the holidays. You ready? Don’t toss me out – says the old door!
If you have an old door that you think has seen better days…well, you can give it a new look with a little TLC!
That’s our topic today.
Last year I bought an old dilapidated door for $12. It was loose in several areas, banged up, missing door knobs, and some broken panes. Even with all that… it was the right size for the door frame and the look I wanted.
The previous existing door was a solid door. But I wanted something with charm, character and glass. This door fit the bill.
With the many scratches (which give it it’s character) and just the style of it… with a few changes I was able to get it looking the way I wanted.
Part of the door has a mid section that comes off- pops out. (Shown below)
You unscrew the wing nut latches and the center pops right out. That is where I made most of the changes. After measuring and cutting the window pane sections, I cut some glass and installed it where the missing panels were gone. I then had to do some repairs to the center wood panel to reinforce it and that is where the lettering came in.
Because of the age of our house (built in 1883), it has a butler’s pantry off of our main kitchen. It houses our washer and dryer along with our freezer, some cabinets and a sink area. Since I don’t consider us “butler” pantry kinda folk, I did some research and found that they are also known as a “scullery”. I liked that a whole lot better.
The house was built for the David Dancer family and he left quite the legacy in our small town. He was a rancher, a banker, a council member, and a founding member of the town. So with this in mind, I created some vinyl lettering to place on this middle section.
We added an antique bronze door pull and we had a totally new and super cute door to lead us in and out of our scullery!
Don’t toss me out- says the old door
It might just be a beat up old door to some. I happen to love all its cracks, holes, dings and such. And I especially love how perfect it looks hung in the scullery!
Now someday soon, I hope to show you the rest of the room! Until then… if you cross something that has seen better days – think again. Stay healthy and beautiful!