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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Welcome To My Kitchen



I have been wanting new interior doors,
but to tell you the truth . . . it is just
too much to put on my sweetie at the moment.
If he were retired too, 
I would build a fire under him,
but he puts in so many hours at work, 
he just doesn't need that big of a project, 
right now.
There is one big thing that I have learned
in decorating . . .
and that is, if you want something to disappear,
make it stand out.  

So I decided to take this door 
and make it a focal point.
First I took some old picture frames,
that I already had in the trunk of my car.
I meant to donate them to a local art club,last week, and forgot.
Now I'm re-purosing them,
for a little bit of trim on my door.

I mapped out the space that I would need, on the door.
Drew center lines and measured the door and my picture frames.
Then I drew and painted these letters on the door.







I removed the glass,
and pre-drilled four small holes in each frame.
This made it easy to nail the frames onto the door
and not split the wood. 

Next I painted the frames, 
before nailing them to the door. 
This saved a lot of taping. 

After all the frames where nailed over the painted letters and background,
I painted the door and the trim around it. 






Well, there it is.
It is not the new door that I wanted,
but in a way, it is new.

Most of all it is fresh and clean, and a very nice change. 

I think I like it.
Connie :)

















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48 comments:

  1. Hi Connie,
    I just found your blog, and how delightful it is! I have enjoyed reading many of yout post and have become your newest follower.
    I love your painted door, you did a great job.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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    1. Dear Elizabeth, it warms my heart to open my blog this morning and find a new follower. Thank you so very much.
      I love making new friends and sharing ideas. You also have a sweet day, your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. Hi Connie: Great idea! It looks really good and saved you some money in the bargain..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  3. I like it! As I say: make the most of what you got!

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    1. Hi Daniela, that is exactly what I had to do. I think it turned out kind of cute . . . and much better than before. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a lovely day, Connie :)

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  4. I love the image of getting the frames out of your car. My car boot is my 'shed' and full of stuff, sound like yours could be too!!! Love the door, what a great idea xxx

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    1. My trunk is always half full. I carry a spare amplifier, folding cart, microphone and music stand in there all the time. That way when I go places to perform I can just grab my guitar and go. That saves a lot of lifting, packing and loading each time. My poor old back needs every break it can get. Then if I have something to give a way or donate to the charity shops, I stick it in there , too. It makes less room for shopping bags, LOL. Maybe I need that restriction. Have a sweet day, Connie :)

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  5. Your new door looks very nice. Have a lovely week end!
    Maria

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  6. Connie, I think whatever you put your mind to you will make a good job of! Your door looks fab, who need new ones?? Lx

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    1. Well, I certainly saved us some time and labor . . . poor old hard working Steve, appreciates that. I think it will be a bit fun to enter the kitchen through that whimsical door. Thanks so much for stopping by . . . I love your visits. Have a sweet day, Connie :)

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  7. What a great idea, your door looks wonderful and I bet no-one else has the same. You clever thing!

    Tracey

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    1. Thanks Tracey, it is a one of a kind, that's maybe a good thing, LOL. Connie :)

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  8. What a great idea! It looks fabulous. Invention is good for the soul. x

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    1. Thanks for you encouraging words . . . I need a little boost now and again. You're a sweetie pie, Connie :)

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  9. I think it looks fantastic- that is a neat idea.

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    1. Thank you, Terri. Have a lovely day, Connie :)

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  10. So cute, Connie. I've been looking at all kinds of DIY decoating on Pinterest. I'm working on a project right now, but I'm not sure it will work out. We'll see. Thanks for sharing, Ms. Talent. :D

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    1. Hello Denise, I'm happy to hear that you have time to DIY. I know that you must be pretty busy with your new life. Thanks for visiting and have a sweet weekend, Connie :)

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  11. Being retired I do a lot of recycling...and garage sales. This was a great idea and it is unique. No new doors for us either. :)
    Also..thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, and such a sweet comment!
    Mona

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    1. Sometimes you just have to weigh the pros and cons of re-doing or replacing. It always depends of time and budget with us. My poor hubby just doesn't get enough spare time these days . . . I would really feel guilty using up so much of this time . . . Much better to use them for fun and relaxing activities together. :)
      Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by, Connie :)

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  12. p.s. and of course we'll be great friends! :):)

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  13. The door looks great Connie! I really like it and noone else has a door like yours ☺

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    1. Yep. it sure is a one of a kind . . . that might be a good thing, LOL.
      Have a sweet weekend, Connie :)

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  14. I definitely LIKE it! Well done, as always, Connie!

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  15. As usual Connie, you can come up with some fabulous, creative, ideas! So unselfish, thinking of hubby, then going to the next best thing...making your door special and new! LOVE the idea and it looks so AWESOME! WORDS and PHRASES are so popular now and will be for a long time! LOVE your creativity...you are a wonderful artist. From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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    1. Roxie, you are such an up beat and encouraging person. Getting a comment from you is like getting sunshine on a rainy day. Have a very sweet day, Connie :)

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  16. What an awesome idea! I think I may use this idea to cover a hole on our bathroom door. Hmmm...what word should I use? Potty? Ha :) Seriously, though, I really like how this turned out!

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    1. I got up this morning and the first thing I did was make a pot of coffee. When it was none, I meandered into my studio and turned on my computer. When I opened my blog and saw you there my heart skipped a beat . . . I get so excited each time that I get a new follower. If you have old doors like mine, but don't want the expense and hassle of putting in new doors, wait until my next post and see what I did with the bedroom and bathroom doors. When you said that you had a hole in your bathroom door . . . a bell went off . . . I also had a small hole in one of my bedroom doors, but you would never know it now.
      Thank you so very much for following. I'm looking forward to becoming great blogging friends, have a sweet day, Connie :)

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  17. Connie, you did a great job on the door, very clever! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, and ditto to you, I enjoy reading your comments and getting to know you better with each visit.
      Have a marvelous Sunday, Connie :)

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  18. Hi Connie,

    VERY cool! That's an interesting philosophy there. I'm going to have to remember that. There was a good reason those picture frames were still in the trunk of your car!!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, I can not believe it but since I've pulled those frames back out of my trunk I have used all but two of them . I used three of them here and then I moved my keyboard into the dining room and used seven of them above the keyboard to frame some photos of some of my favorite musicians. I've been making over my other doors down the hallway and painting the hallway , living room and dining room. Our home is going to feel so fresh and new. I've just been on a workaholic roll. I say that whenever I can muster up the energy, I'd better use it. There are days when I have done at all, LOL. Have a sweet week, and do come back and see my other door make-overs. I'm having so much fun! Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. Connie, That is the cutest way to make the door perfect. So clever with those recycled frames. Smiles, Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie, sometimes you just have to try something new and see what happens. That's what I did here . . . you win some and lose some, but I think this is a winner for me. At least until I need a change again, LOL.
      Have a sweet day and thanks so much for stopping by, Connie :)

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  20. Connie, what a great project! This is the cutest idea to dress up a door! Thanks for sharing how you did this too! You have a great blog! I know I'm going to enjoy following along with you! I can see you have many amazing ideas! I love a good project!

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    1. Hi Betsy, I am so excited to see you here and thank you so much for following my blog. I'm looking very forward to becoming great blogging friends. Connie :)

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  21. Hi Connie, it is so nice to meet you! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog and for becoming a follower. I just joined your blog as a follower as well. :-)

    I love how you "jazzed up" your door! Very clever and looks wonderful, too. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog - I'm going to take a look at some of your other posts now.

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    1. Hi Melanie, I am so excited that you are following my humble little blog. There are so many talented ladies out here in blog-land and this media is a wonderful meeting place. I'm sure that we will become great blogging friends. Have a marvelous week, Connie :)

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  22. I love your kitchen door Connie. It's a super cute idea!

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  23. Hi there! I was on another blog when I saw your icon, clicked on it and here I am :) Your door looks wonderful and what a great idea! I am now following you and I look forward to your future posts. Enjoy your evening.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Stephanie, I am always so excited when someone finds me and comes to visit . . . then when they become a follower, too . . . I get over joyed. Thank you so much! I am on my way over to your blog. I can not wait to meet you :)
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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