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New Use for an Old Door

I picked up this door a couple of months ago when I was out picking for The HomeShed, and I fully intended to sell it.
turquoise chair
But…then, I moved the cabinet that had been in this corner to another part of the house.  And all of the sudden, the corner was so empty and the room felt off balance. 
And so, the door has found a new home, nestled in next to my beloved turquoise chairs.
turquoise chair
Indulge me for a minute – let me tell you why I love this door so much…
- The dark wood and straight lines add some masculinity to the room.  I love a good, frilly, shabby chic room, but let’s face it.  I live with three boys.  Our home will never truly reflect “us” if it’s too feminine.  My knock-off pouf has the same effect – add a little masculinity to the feminine wing-backs.wood trim, turquoise chair, old door
- The hinges are so beautiful and detailed.  Have you ever seen anything more lovely?old door hinge
- The style reminds me of the door on my classroom my first year teaching (before all the antique doors had to be replaced with new, bullet-proof doors.  And yes, this was pre-Newtown. School safety is not a new thing.)
turquoise chair

What do you think?  Do you love the “new” door as much as I do?
Shared at Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special
Thrifty Decor Chick's April Before and After Party

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  1. Oh that door! It is beyond gorgeous! I love it!

  2. I love old doors and especially old hardware. I remember the hinges in an old house we used to live in, they were brass and printed with corn and lots of tiny details and flourishes. I should have stolen them when we moved out.

  3. looks cool - I think I'd give the glass an old mirrored / mercury glass type look with some Krylon Mirror spray & and craft paint on the side facing the wall. Gives an fun fake antique mirror look when done

  4. Wow! That's a very beautiful design piece for your living room! Actually, I've seen a lot of houses that use old doors as a design fixture for their interiors and it works! The barn doors add more beauty and distinction to the whole room. Honestly, terrific job! :)

    Antonia Johnston