Antique Door Turned Hall Tree - Upcycle

6 Hours
We bought several antique doors at an auction house and spray painted one, antiqued it, and turned it into a hall tree for our entry way. One side is red and the other is brown, both are antiqued.
Before, side 1 - I'm not really into the chippy look, so I used a sanding sponge to take off all the chippy paint and smooth the surface just a bit but not enough to lose the antique look.
Before side 2 - many coats of different colored paint but the door was in good shape. Other than a couple of layers of peeling paint, the doors were in decent shape. It didn't take long to sand it down enough to paint.
Brown side - I painted this side by brush, a light brown and then antiqued with a darker brown by painting it in small patches and wiping it off before it set. I had to be quick before it dried!
The best part is you can always repaint if you flub up. A couple of times I didn't like how the darker brown went on, so I just repainted. It dried really fast, so it wasn't hard to redo. Afterward I took a sanding sponge to it to rough it up a bit, just to add charm.
The hardware is from Hobby Lobby. This coat rack was 50% off - you will find this on sale quite often, usually every couple of weeks.
These are drawer pulls, I used them to hold up my mirror - they are from Hobby Lobby and were 50% off too.
Since I wanted to be able to flip the door over to the brown side eventually, I had my DH devise a way to attach the hardware so it could be reattached on the other side. He drilled hole through the door and we attached everything with screws and washers.
Red side - I used bright red spray paint (Rustoleum 2x Painters) and then antiqued with the same dark brown paint used on the flip side. At first the red was really bright, but the dark brown toned it down just enough to give a really rustic look.
Red side with mirror (reflecting the clock across the way) - it's such a welcoming sight to see this door with coat rack and mirror as you walk into my house.
It was my intention to display the brown side the first part of the year and the red through fall and Christmas, but I can't seem to let go of the red! I love how it adds warmth to my home. To read more about this project and see more pictures, visit the link below:
Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
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