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In Through the Out Door

March 2, 2017

 

 

My carpenter and I had a bet. He didn't think this would sell. Even though he loved what I did to it, he didn’t it was sellable. Well now, it’s become one of my life’s missions to do just that. 

This is a 100-year-old, five-panel, solid wood door. I think it will look great over a buffet in a dining room or a statement piece in a large foyer or a living room that desperately needs a cool vibe. THIS door is it! I agree, it is not for the traditional home, but not everyone has traditional homes! 

 

I stripped, sanded and layered this door in paints and stains, metallic plaster and even some gold leaf. When Joe, my carpenter, showed me this door I knew what I wanted it to be and I told him to start cutting the panels out. As with everything, he was meticulous in lining the circular saw with the molding line, and it came out perfect. Then I told him to get mirror cut for the panels and that I wanted to antique them. We researched together on how to do that, and outside we went with the mirror, the acid and a bucket of water! It could not have come out more perfect, and he set aside a few more doors for me that were unusual. 

 

I now have a small but precious stock of vintage five-panel and three-panel mini doors that NEED to become mirrors!

 

I think they are fantastic and I’d love to make a collection of them!
 

“In Through The Out Door”

 

100 year old solid wood, five panel door turned mirror. Custom stencil relief with metal leaf accents.

Custom antiqued mirror, all done by hand.

 

W 81” H 30” D 1.5” $1,750

 

 

 

 

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