Sunday, April 18, 2010

~~~ Something New Out of Something(s) Old~~~


Have you ever had  a mental vision of a project, and when it came to starting the project, nothing went right?  That's how it started when I began making this chippy room dividing screen out of shabby old doors.  I wanted one to take to my art shows as a display piece, and use it at home for a photo prop for my Etsy shop items. I couldn't get it to look "just right",  I spent more money on the elements than I had planned,  and it caused a few curse words I must admit!  But now that it is finished, I love it even more than I had anticipated, and am glad I persevered.  Made of old doors, rusty hinges,  a vintage looking chalkboard, (my little girl wrote out the welcome sign) antique doorknobs, rusty hooks and finials, an old wire basket,  an old hat rack and last but not least, cute little metal letters that spell out my "name".  My friend Marie of SantAngeloDesigns on Etsy sent me these letters a couple of months back and I have waited for just the right use for them.  Thanks again,  Marie.  You made my shabby old dividing screen cuter than I had even envisioned!

4 comments:

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Your doors look awesome! (Wish I had them in the shop!) What a great backdrop for your shows, Dawn

ArtSnark said...

very cool. Great idea too

whyte said...

They turned out magnificent! So worth all the work and effort!

artistamyjo said...

Well worth all your work and expence,awesome.......