26 June 2012

Repurposed {Salvaged Door}

Antique doors are the perfect repurposing project.  Solid, often made of hard woods or heart pine, and they come fully loaded with all the character one could possibly dream of.  And the patina...  you  just can't replicate the patina.

They're so versatile in their ability to transform into other objects.  But I think my favorite way to repurpose a salvaged door is by recreating it into a functional table.

Old painted surfaces are are a guess as to what they are comprised of, so always place several coats of poly over the old surface for protection.  That way you can enjoy the beauty of the aged patina without being concerned with toxicities.  

The new base was given a coat of ASCP - a good paint choice when you want to obtain a textured surface.  I wanted the new to blend with the old, so my goal was to build up the paint as if the piece had many layers of old paint applied over time.

This little table is the perfect size for an entryway, behind a sofa, or as a media center.

Stack some vintage suitcases or wicker baskets underneath, & you'll be rockin' the vintage in no time.


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