Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Yellow Door…Stands Alone

Hey!!!  Welcome!   I am so glad you stopped by today!  I am working on a few little things here and there from my junkin’ stash…and today I am sharing one of those projects!

Lets get started!

A while back I went junkin’ with my cowboy.   He is a great little junkin’ partner…cuz’ that boy not only loves his junk, but he is strong (and easy to boss around er I mean very sweet and helpful).   Things that would probably take me a long time to remove or take apart…he just pulls a little and it’s done!   Take this door for example…

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Yep…ain’t she a beauty?   Well this little ray of sunshine was still attached to a dilapidated old abandoned farm house (owned by a hunting friend of my cowboy….did I mention he is also well connected AND knows where lots of these places are because he is an avid hunter?   Yep….He’s a real junkin’ catch!)   Oh…Ya…I know how badly some of y’all  want to know about my cowboy…but that…is not the topic for today…so FOCUS PEOPLE…FOCUS!   We are talking about that sensational yellow door. 

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Now this door is not normal average height…it is a little shorter than your usual bedroom door, or even a closet door.   It WAS the door to the basement of that old house.   The moment I saw it I was smitten….dirt and all…It is gorgeous…don’t you agree?   The only issue with the door…is that some jerk teenagers vandalized the old house it was in…and it got a little black graffiti spray painted on one side….No biggie…right?   Right.  Tootsie can TOTALLY work around a little graffiti!

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I brought the door home…and put it in the shed…I had a great little plan for the door…I just needed to get my “aster” in gear and get it done.   I just knew it was going to be lovely!   Well…in the meantime…I mentioned the little yellow door to GRAMMIE…She was intrigued…and wanted to see it.

 So…I loaded it up and took it to the store and showed her.  I even left it there for a couple of weeks.   I was even nice and offered to loan it to her for her to use in the window display…I figured it would look adorable as a backdrop for all her high end shoes and purses…but…it sat…and sat…and sat…until one day, I took it out of the store.

Suddenly….Grammie just NEEDED that little yellow door…MY little yellow door…and she needed it RIGHT NOW!   She had decided to make it into the backdrop for her window display.

So….Tootsie hops into action…

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There is a little grime on the door…and I was going to take it off, and maybe paint it just a little…but GRAMMIE…decided that she not only loved the yellow chippy paint…

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…but she wanted me to leave most of the grime on it!!!  Go figure!

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Well…if you have ever met Grammie in person, you will know she is a teensy little thing…short…but mighty…NO ONE wants to tick her off…she can get scary!         ( xoxo love you mom! ) :)

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So…I just gently scraped the chippy parts of the door…to show off some more of the colors that are underneath the yellow…and scraped SOME, but certainly not all of the grime off.   I then reached for the brackets in the photo above.

Bet you don’t know what I am gonna use them for!

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Yep!!!  I used them for feet!  Two on each side… and the little yellow door stands alone.

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How easy is that?   I don’t think it took me half and hour…and I was done scraping and  attaching feet!

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I love it!!!   I considered telling Grammie that the door met some tragic demise..and keeping it for myself…in my house…looking all cute in some room…romancing and showcasing  some other junkin find…  but then I remembered she is my mother…and she is always visiting us….so that would not work…

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…I also considered applying a picture such as the gnome above to the little yellow door…she certainly would not want it then….but if I did that…neither would I…sigh…so…Grammie got to have the sweet little yellow door at the store…
It made it’s first public debut today…

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…in the window display of Globe Footwear in Wainwright Alberta Canada… behind that wedding dress…(yep…that is the one I wore one time by mistake)

…It adds just the right amount of shabby fun to the formal display she makes this time of year!
If I can get a better shot of the little yellow door, I will update things for you all to see how wonderful it looks…but there was huge reflection on the window and I just could not get a decent photo!   You will just have to take my word for it!

AND since I gave Grammie my little yellow door…I guess this means that my cowboy and I have to go junkin again soon…or…Grampie (who is the ultimate junker – but who is also not sharing his stash right now very much ) will have to cough up a door or something else really great for me to play with…cuz’ my stash is getting low!  Just sayin’ Grampie!

Until Next Time….Happy Decorating/Junkin’ !!

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2 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Love your door. I want a door so badly, but like a ladder which I also truly want, I have NO space for either. I just have to enjoy seeing others do great displays with their doors.

You are such a sweet daughter. My daughter would talk me out of it instead of being sweet like you.

Joani said...

I love it. I have a three piece room divider that I use on my patio and I have been racking my brain how to get it to stand up....and this would be perfect. I want to use it on the edge of my patio so that when I sit out there in the early mornings I am shielded from the sun. Awesome. Thank you for sharing.