See Our Repurposed Door and How You Can Get the Same Look

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I bought this old door so many years ago with the intention of using it as a headboard. Long story short, it never happened. And then I had another brilliant idea when I was redecorating our bedroom.

This is the door I started with. I think I got it for $5 or $10. After bringing it in (it was too cold outdoors to work on it), I scrubbed it clean and filled all the holes with wood filler.

I forgot to take a photo of the first coat of paint I put on this, but I painted one coat of Anne Sloan's French Linen chalk paint on it. After it was thoroughly dried, I brushed on Folk Art Crackle Medium. I applied it heavier in some spots and thinner in others. The thinner it is, the smaller and finer the crackle; and the thicker it is, the larger the crackle.

After the crackle dries, you can go ahead and paint your door. Normally it should take 3-4 hours, but the day I did this, it was so humid and even though I waited over 24 hours, some of my thicker spots were still a bit tacky. I rubbed some vaseline along some edges where I thought there might be more wear. We had some Behr Pure White Gloss paint in our utility room, so I just used that. When using a crackle medium, don’t paint more than one coat of paint over the crackle finish. As the paint starts to dry, go back and wipe the paint off where you applied any Vaseline.

We went to a salvage store and found the perfect board for the shelving, even with the hole in it!

I think it adds character to the door.

After measuring and making sure everything was straight, I put in the shelving brackets I found at House of Antique Hardware. But you'll also be able to find plenty at either Home Depot or Lowes.

The finished door.

After putting on old "new" hardware, I can now hang a tote on the door handle. Now our coastal bedroom is finished! To see more of our room and get additional information, just click here.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood filler   (Home Depot)
  • Paint   (Already had)
  • Crackle medium   (Craft store or Amazon)
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