My goal with this door project was simple:
Make it look old.
Note: Since I have so many pictures of this project overall, I decided to make this post (part one) about the elements I added, and close up images of the completed door. Part two (coming very soon) will be about the painting/distressing techniques, along with images to help explain them.
With the front panel already added, I started to visualize what this door could look like.
Along with “old world style” requests were made for:
1. antique/industrial elements
2. little bit of french influence
3. layers of metal and wood details
4. carved detail
5. mis-matched add ons
6. gritty, grungy, dirty, and aging gray-ish paint.
Let’s take a look…
Starting at the top, this curved detail piece had broken off a little shelf I had in my garage.
(See? I don’t keep broken things for no reason. Ha ha!)
(My husband’s not laughing.)
(OK, I MAY have a bit of a situation out there…)
I attached it with Gorilla Glue, and nails.
Barn wood scraps leftovers and giant furniture tack looking thingys.
(Found at my local Habitat ReStore.)
I added three metal tiles to the front, three to the back, and cut a hole in the center one and added some screen.
Note: These very authentic looking tiles were given to me by a friend a couple years ago. They were found as shown, in an antique shop, with the diamond shape already cut out. I did not alter them in any way. (I could not have even come close to making those metal tiles look that awesome.)
Keeping along with the idea of mis-matching hardware add ons, I found a hook lock, a knob with a random floral backplate, and a random wood detail piece.
And, a random handle on a random piece of wood.
Moving down the very tall door, I mounted an empty square frame, with a random square detail piece in the center.
At the bottom, I mounted a wooden box lid.
And, just because I like this close up…
A full view…
Some views from behind:
Just in case someone needs a bottle opener…
See techniques used Layering and Texturing, Distressing here
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