Thursday, August 2, 2018

{ DIY Vintage Linen Closet Door Pt. 1 }

Hey pals!!! Oh my does it feel good to be back! I think since starting this blogging business/ journey almost 5 years ago this is the longest break in my usual 3-4 posts per week! I have been feeling really under the weather...I am happy to report though projects are still taking place & today I'm here to give a sneak peek at something we have been working on & I'm so excited!! I realize I've been doing these "pt.1" posts a lot & I promise there will be follow-ups soon!! Today is all about the raw before this door gets cleaned, sanded & painted! I know some of you after seeing the "before" will not be happy with me deciding to paint it white, but to be honest the door is from 1940 & it has some obvious wear & tear at the bottom & needs some TLC! We have two of these doors from an old historic office in Detroit & this one was in the best condition. Anyways enough rambling come see the before below...


So , I couldn't stand the dirt or clutter anymore, so until it's finished I slightly styled her up & washed her with some cool water & a rag!  She already shines so lovely in this space & makes this hall so much brighter with adding that rustic charm we love so much!
*See the closet beforeHERE

We started by picking hardware out. We just stuck with dark bronzed & the original handle with go with after it's completed! After the hardware was purchased we hung the door & then the sanding started..It's a little bowed from the moisture & it sitting abandoned for some time but it will work once it's sanded & cleaned up! The hardware is from Home Depot

This is before I washed her up a bit for the sake of my OCD . Like I said above once it's completely sanded & painted we will add the original hardware back on, I cant wait to show you guys!!!


Don't mind the dog lounge/room in the background- it was a mess ha. 
You can see it all together HERE

What do you guys think of this update to our little cottage? I'm in love & still can't believe she's finally hung & almost ready for paint after trim!! I'm excited to style this & share the final project soon! Not bad for a free find right?! Let me know down below what you think?

 Happy Friday!
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