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From Curb Side Door to First Impression Art Piece!

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Well, with all of our renovations - we have finally reached the decorating stage, and as I typically sell all of my creations - I decided that this one was for us! Displaying just how fun and quirky our little family really is! And now we finally have a place for all of our coats, scarves, purses, sweaters and more! A fun piece not only to make but to display!
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  • Lisa
    Lisa Wausau, WI

    I love this! Everything from the photos to the Dr. Seuss quote and hooks!

  • Sunny Joy
    Sunny Joy Roswell, GA

    Truly admirable!

  • Nancy Jamo
    Nancy Jamo Millinocket, ME

    What is the process you used to hang such a heavy piece of wood?

  • Jamie Cooper
    Jamie Cooper Freeport, IL

    how do you get the pictures to stay in?and what did you use to get it to stay on the wall?

  • Bj
    Bj Putney, GA

    I have a metal door. It was a storm door - with all glass. Glass was broken, now I am trying to find a way to recycle. Any suggestions??

    • Carisa Fox
      Carisa Fox Lancaster, NH

      if the door has small frames like this one, you could just hang the door and add individual hooks on some, or add framed photos. or really anything small that could fit nicely on the side. hanging nic nacks, incense or even add wood behind it, paint

  • Smithamy
    Smithamy Dewitt, MI

    I just found a door close to this one. We have never done anything like this. Not creative at all! How do we get the two tones and make it look so old and beat up? LOVE this idea so much!

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom

    What paint was used

  • Carisa Fox
    Carisa Fox Lancaster, NH

    How did you hang the door? I have one I am re-doing similar to this and although I am crafty, I haven't worked with a piece so heavy.

  • Nikki Martens

    The railway spikes you have on as hooks, how did you attach those?

  • Ojust4today
    Ojust4today Stevensville, MD

    Hello I was able to find a great door for to do this project. My only concern is the door did not include a door know. So im not sure weather to purchase a door know or fill in the hold some way. Any suggestions would be helpful. Will be starting the

  • Pattijo
    Pattijo Flora, IL

    We have old screen doors and big windows that we screw directly into the walls.

  • Deb
    Deb East Taunton, MA

    How did you affix the photos (spray adhesive?) and how are the railroad spikes attached? This is a beautiful piece!

  • Charity
    Charity Branson, MO

    We just found a french door for this and are trying to figure out how to get the glass out

  • Tara
    Tara Edgar, WI

    I've seen a lot of questions that I am wondering about myself. But haven't seen any responses, like How did you affix the photos? How are the railroad spikes attached? How was the door hung to the wall? What paint was used? It would be really nice if

    • Lori Rodgers
      Lori Rodgers New Holland, PA

      @Tara I agree. The best way to hang the door on the wall would be to use molly bolts...my father use to make mantle shelves and he would use molly bolts screwed into studs (stud finder would be advisable). The rest I'm still trying to figure it out.

  • Angie
    Angie Ft Mitchell, KY

    Try this link for This OId House...... Still working on the best way to hang my door tho.... http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/step/0...

  • Jon Golden
    Jon Golden Quakertown, PA

    I love this and plan to make one similar this weekend. To attach the railroad spikes simply drill a hole with a paddle bit and hammer them in with a mallet. If they're too long you can cut them down but it's not easy. I'd spray them with clear poly

  • Geene Scott

    Did anyone figure how to get photos in/on? I'd like to chg mine out as gkids grow. PLEASE someone answer me at geenescott@hotmail.com

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin Canada

    I added the photos to the back of the glass and placed a piece of cardboard over them.
    I'm not sure about removing the glass as someone asked earlier. I did not remove the glass.
    The spikes are attached by drilling the holes on an angle, add some

  • Ari Goldberg |  VivaLasDiy
    Ari Goldberg | ... East Taunton, MA

    Love the idea of adding a small shelf on top of the window.

  • Nicki
    Nicki Australia

    I loved this project, the hardest part was proberbly stripping the old paint off the door.Instead of individual photos I printed a photo quality poster the size of the door of the Paris skyline.To do this I needed a high resolution photo that I

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