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When Adam and I were remodeling an old house a couple years ago, we changed one of the formerly doored off stairwells into more of a ‘pass through’ arch… which left us with an extra 100 year old door (albeit in pretty rough, painted over condition). Though I have some grand plans for the door involving some aqua spray paint, salvaged baluster spindles, the door, and my husband’s power tools transforming it into a fabulous coffee table, it hasn’t quite had it’s makeover yet. That means I get to find other great uses for this old door in the meantime… including using it as a favor display for parties!
Here’s the great news in all of this- at the architectural salvage store in Denver, I see old doors all the time, and for really cheap (like under twenty bucks cheap). Whether you share my grand plans for an old-door-into-a-coffee-table masterpiece, or just need a terrific favor display, it’s worth a trip to your local salvage place!
Anyhow, to use a door as a favor display-
1. Get an old door.
2. Cover weird parts (like holes that shouldn’t be there) with your ‘favors’ sign.
3. Hang your favors on the door with upholstery tacks.
4. Prop your door against the garden fence as a favor display.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Great tip!!! 🙂
i love old doors. i have an old door as our headboard. great idea!
Katie Kubler says
thanks for the comment & stopping by! Be sure to follow me so you can see when I post more projects! LOVE THE DOORS btw! Happy Blogging
Really cute idea!!!
I can't wait to see it when you really get it 'transformed'! 🙂
Very creative !!
I love old doors. I have two currently sitting in my basement that I rescued from the house that my grandfather bought in 1904 and my dad grew up in. The house was being remodeled a couple of years ago and my dad thought I was crazy for asking for the doors but there's history in those doors! Thanks for the idea! I may have to dig one of those doors out for our next party.
Very creative thinking! My mom has an old door in her barn that is crackling – it's gorgeous! Might need to dig it out 🙂
What a cute idea!
Cindy at PlantSomeRoots says
You had me at aqua spray paint!!! 🙂
Cheri Peoples says
Another cute way to use a door.
I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
Its So Very Cheri
Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says
That is a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for joining me today!
What fun!! and maybe something I can use for my upcoming H.S. reunion. Thanks!
Leigh of Bloggeritaville says
What a fabulous idea! I LOVE this! And I LOVE old doors too! I did a post sometime back on using them as coffeetables. I cannot wait to see how yours turns out. I know it will be beautiful! Be sure to send me a link when you have it complete. Id love to see it!
Great idea my friend!Thanks for linking up this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville
That's such a good idea and look really cute! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.