Monday, October 21, 2013

Old Doors

Happy Monday!
Just like my love for chalkboards...I have a love for 'old doors'.  
They come in handy when you are in need of a solution to hide something like this:
We recently had a water filtration system installed in our house; you should have seen what was in the water we were drinking...can you say ROCKS!  As we talked about where we wanted to put it, we had a great place...our broiler room off of the hallway.  
When the plumber got here to install it, he said it couldn't go there because it had to be placed where the water enters the house...hence that HUGE tank in the corner of my laundry room (that everybody can see from the kitchen).  
At first, I told my husband we are getting rid of it (like that was going to happen since it was already installed).  Then, we sat down and brainstormed about how we were going to hide this hideous thing.  

I, then remembered that there was recently a barn sale at 'Buzzard Creek Primitives' (one of my favorite places to shop twice a year).  
Cindy Jo is awesome at allowing people to make appointments if they missed the sale, so I emailed her to see if she had any doors left and to see if we could come look and of course, she said come on out!  Just look at the 'junk' she has on the is definitely a great place to go when you are in need of 'old doors' or anything else that is old for that matter.
Buzzard Creek Primitives Semi-Annual Barn Sale
Craig and I headed out to the 'Barn' to look for some doors.  It didn't take long to find what we wanted.  Just look at that beautiful 'old door'...isn't it great?  I forgot to take a picture of the other one while we were out there.  
We found 2 doors with handles still on them and knew we could hinge them together and hide the monster of a filtration tank.  Craig (my husband) and my son Tyler hinged the doors together so that you were able to see both handles.  I like that they did it this way since you wouldn't have been able to see the handle to the back door if it was switched.

Here is the finished product:
 This is the view you see from the kitchen.  
I plan on hanging a wreath on this door and will change it with the seasons.
This is the view from the laundry room.  
I love the fact that they are not the same height...makes it more unique.
So when you have something to cover up and hide...think outside the box!  
Look around your house, you might find somewhere to hang a door or two!  
I have another old door down my hallway and we call it the door to nowhere.
Have a blessed day!


  1. Julie, love your blog! I just signed up for daily updates. The doors look fabulous, love all their chippy goodness.Thanks for the shout out on Buzzard Creek Primitives.

  2. I am glad you like the blog! I love the doors too...trying to figure out where I can put more! You're welcome for the shout know I love Buzzard Creek Primitives


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