Found this door next to a dumpster at my favorite apartment dumpster...there's usually some good stuff set there as people move out. You can see a small hole on the edge that "ruined" it as a nice door but shoot, flip it over and you've got a fully functioning eye-candy door to work with.
The end table was a Freecycle find and came with a twin. Just to see what was under the finish I had stripped the top. They have sat in my basement upside down or heaped with junk for over a year. They leave a large footprint so its been nice to have one of them out of the way.
Sawed the end table in two, secured, and gave one coat of oops paint. At this point I didn't have a clear idea of the finished look I was going for...just playing around. Figured if one idea bombed I could easily paint over it and start again.
Originally I was going to use the other 1/4 of this table as a shelf on the door, but it was SUPER heavy and I just didn't trust that I could secure firmly enough on this hollow door. A while back my sister-in-law had passed on a set of cute lightweight wall shelves, the larger one fit after giving it a sloppy coat of paint.
I ended up loving this oops paint and lamented that its not a set color...hopefully color matching can replicate it if I need more in the future (never tried color matching...the inner skeptic in me is a bit iffy on the results).
The entire thing was thoroughly coated in this gorgeous brown oops color...
...but it was too plain...let the layering of colors begin!
Layered with Sherwin Williams Graphite Gray ... a freebie picked up from Hazmat ... and added Berry Red acrylic paint. Sealed with Polycrylic, also from Hazmat. I LOVE free stuff and the environmental disposal at our local Hazmat usually has a decent selection. Click Here to read about free-products-at-local-hazmat.
The door itself was sloppily layered with several different whites and creams...latex, acrylic, homemade chalkpaint. I'm not sure on the wisdom of mixing different types of paints together on a project but so far they all adhered like a charm.
Its definitely eye catching, hopefully it'll drive more traffic to my booth. The Grocery sign, made from old deck wood, sold the same day.
I'm lovin' this new permanent structure in my booth. :)