This salvage door was about to be thrown out on the curb when a friend called and asked me if I wanted it. Her husband was helping with an upgrade at a house just around the corner from us and when he found out the owners were going to throw it out, he offered it to me because he knew of my affection for all things old and quirky. Of course, I said “yes!” immediately.
Today, I’m joining up with a bunch of blogger friends for a fun Holiday-themed Trash to Treasure blog hop! If you’re anything like me, making the most of Found Treasures and giving them new life is part of the thrill of making your home YOU. Taking what someone else was throwing away and turning it into something useful and beautiful is such a blast. Welcome to the Holiday Edition of “Trash to Treasure” – and a huge thanks to Kimm over at Reinvented for organizing this collection. 😀
This lovely salvage door came to me quite worn and perfectly chippy, with old hardware intact. As soon as I saw it’s chippyliciousness, I was hooked. I knew I could do something fun with it – and I have.
Just check out this Chippylicious goodness! Swoon…
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Salvage Door Gets Her Christmas Update
This summer, she graced our front porch with a bright yellow star on it. And now, she’s getting a Christmas update! While I am usually quick to whip out my brushes or my favorite paint sprayer, I chose not to this time. Sometimes you come across something that is perfect just as it is. It’s got a story to tell and to cover it with fresh paint would be a shame. Such was the case here. The only thing I did to this door was give it a quick wipe down. That’s all that was needed.
The only supplies you need:
Super Simple How-To
Cut your length of ribbon or jute as desired, loop through your wreath and staple to the back of the door. Crazy-easy! Christmas decor in under 2 minutes flat. We love this, yes? 😉
I chose to use some leftover jute chair webbing. It’s sturdy, inexpensive and I love it’s neutral color with just the slightest touch of red.
I hope you’ve been inspired to keep your eyes open for all the fun curbside treasures just waiting to be brought home and given new life! It’s such a great way to bring in character and add more “story layers” to your home.
*Here’s a secret: blanket scarves make GREAT throws for your sofas and chairs. The black and white “throw” you see here is one of my blanket scarves. Three cheers for multi-use Pretty Things! 😀
Make your home *yours* – whether that means spic-and-span, shiny new things or the weathered, old chippy finds that speak to your soul. Like this salvage door. 🙂
If you love it, use it. That’s what makes your home uniquely YOU.
Check out what my creative Trash to Treasure friends have come up with below. Lots of inexpensive, easy Christmas decor ideas here!
Oh, and Merry Christmas. 😉 <3