My Favorite Project of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 has been quite a year - full of fun projects that I've shared here with you!  I wanted to choose my favorite one to recap today.  But, choosing just one has been really hard!  Would I choose the one that took the most time - my kitchen renovation?   

Or, an inexpensive knock-off of a high end product that I adored?  

Or, the project that received the most positive feedback?  

I finally decided on the one that I like the most - just me!   The one thing that still makes me smile and I wouldn't dream of changing - The old door that I turned into a family message center.  
Here's the before!

Here's the after - 

I love that it is functional, yet decorative!  

On the chalkboard I can write a note to my family, make a grocery list  - or decorate it for the season!  Here it is this past fall.

At Christmas

My kids (and my own) car keys don't seem to get misplaced nearly as often!  The old caster wheels work perfectly to hold lanyards and key rings.

The mail has a place to hang out until it gets picked up by the proper owner!

The oversized hooks work perfectly to hold my scarves or handbag!

The rusty handle doesn't really have a purpose, other than I think it looks perfect on the door!  The door didn't have a handle when I found it, but I came upon this rusty, chippy handle at my favorite salvage shop and it was love at first sight!

This project is one that is here to stay - and that is saying something at my house!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm looking forward to sharing many more fun projects in the new year!

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12 Responses to “My Favorite Project of 2013”

  1. I love the door, too. Hmmm, I'm just thinking that there must be something you can use the handle for. You are so creative, I know you will think of something!

  2. I love your door! I found a door similar to this at my local antique store just yesterday, but it had brand new glass in it. I thought it was not "junky" enough. Now, I am inspired to drag it home and paint that glass with chalkboard paint. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love making chalk boards, so I love this one made from an old door. Wonderful! Happy 2014!

  4. Love the old door and I love chalkboards so this was a win win for me! following on FB :)

  5. Very pretty and oh so functional! Thanks for sharing that with us!

  6. Oh how I love all of your projects! I want to make one of those gorgeous mirrors. I also love your chalkboard message center door! Love the way you change it up for the seasons. Happy New Year!

  7. you are so creative
    and i just love all your projects for 2013

    hoping you'll come by
    and share at Fridays Unfolded in 2014!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  8. I happened to find you because my friend posted one of your ideas of Facebook...I was touched by the sense of tranquility that your projects seem to bring. Your ideas are great! I will pray that God will continue to bless as you bring a message of hope with your art.

  9. Love, love, love this Doreen! I'm featuring you tonight @ Knick of Time Tuesday!

  10. love that door. love that door. did I say I love that door?

  11. Everything you do is wonderful! I do absolutely love the old door...every way you've had it. :)


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