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Sunday, October 14, 2012

More Door Make-Overs


Welcome to our humble home . . .
 


Yes, I have also made-over the rest of our doors, 
in the hallway. 
Once I got started with the door to the kitchen,
I couldn't stop.
I still had three bedroom doors 
and the door to the bathroom, 
in need of serious re-dos. 

What I did was purchase some paint-able wallpaper at Lowe's.  
Then I cut a 5 foot piece and centered it on the door.
After that I trimmed them out with 3/4 inch flat trim and painted the door, 
the trim and the wallpaper all white.
Oh yes, I also spray-painted my door knobs with flat black paint 
(they needed a little up lift, too.) 


Viola!  New doors (new to us anyway).  
I like their fresh new look :)

By the way one of these doors had a small hole,
that the wallpaper covered,
without leaving even the slightest sign of where it was.



Here is my made-over kitchen door, again.
I wondered if any of you noticed that 
I also painted my walls this last week. 
It is called Antique Leather by Behr Paints.
This wall goes down the hall and continues 
to one wall in the living-room.
The other walls I am painting a light sage green.

I get so much pleasure out of playing with our home.
It's wonderful to be able to just do your own thing . . .
whatever that may be.


Thank you all for visiting,
and for any of you that have Filet Mignon tastes
with Hamburger budgets . . .
I hope that I was an inspiration.
Remember style trumps money any-day!

Have a sweet week
&
please let me know you visited by leaving a comment.
I read and enjoy them all.

Connie :)
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65 comments:

  1. Connie, I love, love, love what you've done with the doors. I have been wanting to do something with mine and this has really inspired me!

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    1. I am so delighted that I could share this idea . . . I have been wanting to do something, too. This just seemed to fit the bill for me. So, glad that I could inspire you :)
      I do hope that this week is a happy and enjoyable one. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. i especially love the doors with the wallpaper. awesome job connie!

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  3. It is a special gift to create beauty on a budget. Well done!

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    1. Hi Carolyn, I think that my abilities to create on a budget, spring from necessity, and from having parents that taught me the value of hard work and saving. "Waste not want not". That was the motto of anyone who lived through the great depression, like my folks. I feel blessed that they passed their ethics on to us. I read once that the best thing that a parent can do for their children is to raise them to be independent. I truly believe that this is true.
      Have a lovely week, and thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  4. Connie, I really like your door makeovers! You are so imaginative....it's always fun visiting here, and inspirational too. Enjoy the week ahead; I'm sure you've got interesting things planned.

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    1. Hi Sara, I always have plenty to do, but that's the way I like it. I believe that each new day is a miracle and I'm not about to waste a miracle :)
      I hope that your week is filled with enjoyment, too. Stay happy, your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. What a creative idea! I love how they look! thanks for stopping by French Lique Texas today Connie. I hope you'll come again. I'm your newest follower!

    blessings. Dixie

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    1. Hi Dixie, thank you for the lovely comment and thank you again for becoming a follower to my blog. I was so excited when I saw you had visited. Have a lovely week. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  6. Did you staple the frame around the paper? I have hollow doors and wondered. I like your doors and the leather look is great. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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    2. Hi Nancy, No I used 3/4 inch finishing nails, but I'm sure staples would be another perfect way of doing it. These old hollow doors from the fifties are just kind of bland, at least ours are, rephrase that . . . ours were :). The paintable wallpaper comes in many textures, this one was called ceiling tile. I feel especially honored that you like my door made-over . . . coming from someone with your talents, to be inspired by my idea is pretty special. Thanks again, your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Another winner, Connie! Your energy amazes me (and puts me to shame!)

    Lx.

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    1. Hello Lynne, I am not sure if it is all energy, or a bit of heredity. I have a brother that is just like me. When we get an idea to do something, we just can't stop until it's completed, even if it means pulling an all nighter. My sister-in-law (lives with the Lord now) and my husband use to swap stories about us staying up all night because we would get so into whatever we were working on. Audrey and Steve on the other hand, had the good sense to just leave us at it and go on to bed. I can hear them now, " My Marky just can sit down and rest", "Oh, that Connie is just like him, she'll be moving furniture in the middle of the night". I think we drove them a little crazy in your first years of marriage (I know I drove Steve crazy), until they just figured out, that we were okay this way, LOL.
      Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  8. Great job with those doors. They're like brand new. It's amazing what a coat of paint can do. My project with the leaves turned out great. I'm really getting the hang of this DIY stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello Denise, I'm on my way over to see your leaves. I hope you have them posted.
      Have a marvelous week, your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. Really like your market place and look forward to visiting again. Have a blessed day.

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  10. Connie, I forgot to let you know I'm your newest follower also. I would love to take the credit for the clocks but they were my husbands before I met him. He got most of them in Japan in the 70's. What you see is only a very small part. He has 70 of them, all over our house and I'll admit I complain from time to time about my decor limitations. But the are quite beautiful and most over 100 years old. They all work, however we don't keep them wound. That would be a lot of winding and slot of noise. Ha

    Again thank you for visiting. It's such fun making new friends.

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    1. Hello Denise. I am delighted that you are following my blog and I'm looking forward to becoming great friends.
      I have a short clock story . . . I had always wanted a clock with chimes. One day I came upon this gorgeous mantel clock with chimes and on sale! This was my chance, so I purchased it and was so proud of my wonderful find. I found the perfect spot for it in the living room and the first time it chimed, I ran to the front door. That's right, it has the same chime as our doorbell, LOL. I kept it . . . it's beautiful. Someday if we ever find the need to down size to a smaller home, I'll start using it. If not it will be a nice gift for a grandchild.
      And so goes . . . the days of our lives . . . . have a marvelous week, Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  11. The doors are beautiful Connie. What a wonderful idea!

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    1. Hello Beth, and thank you so much. I am delighted that you like them.
      Have a wonderful week. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  12. I love the new doors and your new wall paint! Looks great!

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    1. Hi Kelly, thank so much! It is a nice fresh look :)
      Have a lovely week! Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  13. Now that is really clever! I didn't even know there was such a thing as paintable wallpaper! See how much I have to learn?!

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    1. Hi Melanie, I'm glad you like my door. You will be surprised at all the things you will learn about while blogging. There are a gazillion products out there for home, craft, and art projects. I learn something new at least once a week, if not more. It's a big world . . . filled with so many creativity people. That is one of the things that I enjoy most about blogging . . . all the marvelously talented people.
      Have a great week! Stay happy, your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  14. You did a great job on the doors, never thought of doing doors like that. I have a roll of wallpaper like yours, I may just have to use it!! Have a great week.

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    1. If you are adventurous . . . I think it would be fun to paint the paper in a copper and a metallic green. You know, give it an old antique ceiling tile look. I have a small scrape left, that I plan on playing around with it. I think it might even be pretty framed. Sometimes my imagination goes wild. I can not wait to see what you do with your wall paper. Have fun, thanks for visiting, and above all keep blogging.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  15. Great job on the doors. They look nice.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm thrilled that you like them :)

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  16. Connie, I have heard of the doorman..but the door woman, that is new. You are really good at getting down to business. Love it. Smiles, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, thanks so much. It seems like at the chance of each season, I get a bust of energy. Having all this done before the snow falls will be refreshing and great when Thanksgiving and Christmas come around.
      Thanks so much for visiting and for always having such sweet encourage words to say.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  17. I think this style is so pretty! Both very creative-each in their own way, but this wallpaper one is soft and presents itself for that room~ The kitchen "EAT" is perfect for that room! I love the soft, neutral color on your walls, and I'm sure the sage green looks as good! Great color combo! You have been VERY BUSY! But us women, there is something about our home~~~we have to be doing something~~~We are sure NESTERS!! Always wanting to do something to our NESTS! You have a wonderful and blessed week Connie! I hope you and yours are having a beautiful Autumn!

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    1. Dear Roxie, each time that you visit I know that I am in for a pleasant experience . . . you are so sweet and you ooze of kindheartedness. I'm happy that you like my door make-overs. Your taste and ability to re-make old objects is a huge inspiration. Have a beautiful day, your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  18. Wow you have been on a roll...they look great ...simple idea but great effect. x

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    1. Hello Bron, yes, it is a simple idea . . . I won't know why it told me so long to get it. I guess I always just had new doors in mind. It takes giving up one thought or idea, in order to come up with a plan B. This project was my plan B, LOL. But, I am very happy with the results :)
      Have a great week,. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. What a good idea. Have you thought of writing a book?

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    1. Oh, I am laughing at that thought . . . I do very well at just keeping up with my blog. Not to mention family and home :) It was a very kind thing to say . . . and I feel honored that you think my ideas are that good.
      Have a wonderful week. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  20. Very creative :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com
    ( How to separate eggs with a plastic bottle)

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    1. I've seen that done on TV . . . pretty cool :)

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  21. Connie your a genius! Your door looks fantastic!!! I love the new wall color too.

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    1. Hello Dee, thank you so much. That is a wonderful compliment coming from someone as talented in decorating as you are. I feel honored that you like both my doors and my wall color. This hallway wall goes into the living room and dinning room. Where I painted the other walls a soft sage green. It turn out very nice. The best thing is every evening (since I've painted) Steve sits in the living room and says how much he loves the new look. It's so nice to have a husband that appreciates all the nesting that I do to our home.
      Have a lovely week. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  22. Hello Connie, it's a pleasure to meet you, Your doors look wonderful. It always feels good to finish a project. Great choice of paint too.
    I am your newest follower. I hope you pop in to say hello.

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks so much for following. I always get so excited when I get a new follower. I'm headed your way, and I can not wait to see your blog. Again, I say welcome! Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  23. hI cONNIE, I LOVE THE NEW DOOR LOOK, I LOVE THAT PATTERNED SHEET..IT LOOKS GREAT. I LOVE THE NEW WALL COLOR AS WELL. HAVE A LOVELY EVENING WITH LOVE JANICE

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    1. Hi Janice, and thanks for your lovely comment. I'm very happy that you like my project.
      Have a marvelous day. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  24. Hi Connie,

    These painted and patterned doors are pure perfection! Had a look at some of your previous posts and was delighted to see such beautiful photos(apple picking excursion)! You are a very talented gal, and I hope to explore your neck of the woods after 'picking up' my place here first as we've been away for a week! Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment. I'm following you back!

    Poppy

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    1. Dear Poppy, I am delighted that you have become a follower. I love making new friend . . . sounds like you are a world traveler. The photos on your blog are so lovely . . . you certainly know how to create a beautiful and cozy nest. Have a marvelous week and thank you again for following. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  25. Connie,
    Nice looking doors really make a difference in a room. This white one with the design is so pretty. I have always had a thing for front doors, and I love looking at different ones. The 'EAT' letters add a special touch.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  26. What great ideas! I really like the kitchen door and the way you made the trim from picture frames. So clever and it turned out really cute.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment on my kitchen door re-do and thank you for following my blog. I get so excited each time I get a new follower. The weekend is almost here and I hope that yours if filled with good times and loving friends and family. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  27. Hi Connie, I would never have thought of using that great idea for a door! I love your excitement about working on your home. Thanks for visiting and the sweet note. Your new friend and follower...Patty

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    1. Hi Patty, I am happy that you like my idea to re-do my doors. It is fun to make a change and spruce things up a bit. I guess that is my way of feathering my nest, LOL. I am so excited about having you as a follower and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging. Have a marvelous week.
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  28. Hello Connie,
    This is a very imaginative way to re decorate a door. Only the other week, I was talking to a friend, about re styling her wardrobe in the bedroom.. We both thought about a nice gold type of wallpaper then paint over it.. love the idea.
    I love working and doing things around the home and in my garden.
    thanks Connie.. by the way.. I love both Hamburgers and filet mignon. Like to do a little of both.
    kind regards
    val

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    1. Hi Val, I like both hamburgers and filet mignon, too. If fact I probably like burgers best. It sounds like we were both thinking around the same lines when it can to decorate with wall paper. It just goes to show that great minds think a like. Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for visiting.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  29. Hi Connie!

    I love this project, the doors are beautiful, your latest reader :)

    xoxo, Tanya

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    1. Hello Tanya, I am so excited to have you on board . . . I love making new friends and sharing creative ideas.
      I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging.
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  30. Hi Connie! You are always so busy making things pretty. I love your new doors. What a great idea!

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it is always good to have you visit. I'm very happy that you are setting aside time for your writing. You always put together such interesting posts. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  31. Well Connie you are right! Great minds do think alike your doors are beautiful! Its fun to see other people's ideas with similar products, keep up the great work.

    Have a great weekend Connie!

    Damon Tyler
    http://youtique.blogspot.com

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    1. Damon, I'm glad that you liked my doors. I have a piece of wallpaper left from the roll. It's only about 12 inches by the original width. I am thinking about using copper, brown and green paint and giving it an antique old copper tile look and them framing it as an art piece. I do believe that this product could be used in so many marvelous ways. Thank you so much for following. Connie :)

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  32. So cute. I am following you back. :)

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    1. Hi Katie Sue, I'm happy that you like my door re-do and thanks for following back :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  33. I am oh so going to do this! You new Blogging Friend!

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    1. I am so happy that I could inspire you :)
      Have a great day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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