1. Find an old door (a long time ago already)
2. Put it in a corner of the spare room and forget about it for a long time.
3. Suddenly remember the door and get the urge to do something with it. Carry it from the spare room to the patio, not realising how heavy it is. Put your back out. Spend the next three days lying on your back, swallowing Coxiflam, and decide you hate the f*$#ing door and never want to see it again.
4. Months later: take the wrong turn-off from the N2 one day on the way home from Milnerton and so drive past a vintage furniture shop in Salt River that you didn’t know existed.
5. Visit the shop immediately. See that much of what is being sold is revamped old stuff, and remember the blasted door and think about how nice it could look.
6. Be realistic and accept that you will not be the one to make it look nice because you never seem to have enough time. Also you swore never to touch it again.
7. Ask Rob to put the door in the car and go back to the shop and ask JP and Gerald to do their thing.
8. Go back when JP phones to say your door is ready. Take cash and Rob.
9. Get the door home. Allow Rob to put it up on the wall.
10. Be as happy with it as if it was all your own work.
That made me laugh . . . but I LOVE the end result! :)
Wow Jill, it looks amazing! Very clever idea. x
:-) I’m running out of wall, though, Jane. Had to take down a lot of stuff to make room for this.
Clearly I should have cleaned the wall behind it before taking a photo….
Really? I’ll have to zoom in for a good look. ;)
Sounds a lot like me… Especially the putting it in the spare room and forgetting about it bit. It does look fantastic.
Great post as always! It’s amazing what you do with old stuff.
Excellent. Step 2 is clearly the key, as the brewing period improves the end result no end.
Yes. I’m very good at brewing.
I really like this!!! If I had something like that I’d put a panoramic photograph of the ocean behind there and maybe con myself into thinking I had a nice view instead of a parking lot outside my real window.
I love the rustic look!!! That’s a great idea, now off to look for a door :-)
You can have the other half? It’s still in the spare room….
just checking that you read my posts, dear. :-)
Haha, I love this!
Love it, Jill. xxx
Oh my gosh Jill! You made me laugh so hard. I have some of those projects too and know how you feel. I still say yes you deserve the credit for it; because you are the one that thought of it and made it happen. Thanks for making my day. Love, Tamara
Okay, I accept. Thank you :-)
OH by the way, I love the door idea. I think you should definitely add one of these to your booth. :)
No. Too freakin’ heavy.
Looks fantastic! :D
love your step-by-step story/tutorial :-) you are funny and of course I love your door; is beautiful Jill :-)
Thanks Ingrid :-)
Bet Rob is so incredibly thankful that you “let” him do so many fun things ;) Great post!
He is as thankful as I allow him to be.
It looks fantastic and I loved the story of how it came to be!
Hahahah AMAZEBALLS! (my new fav word thanks to Yarnchick40) Flippen brillaint
We end up doing the same thing often. Find something. Love it. Store it until PING one day inspiration strikes and POOF it becomes some kind of wonderful. Congratulations on hanging on to it. :) AWESOME!
I always read your posts (don’t always comment, though – sorry!), loved today’s about the pendant light over your desk. You just have this knack of turning anything into something amazing that works. Kills me!!!!!! :-)
Hope you mean “kills me” in a good way. :) Thanks for the compliment and we love, love, love to hear feedback.