European doors


Like the collage, courtesy of Miss Lavender?

Sometimes the right DIY just falls from the sky.  Or, in this case, shows up on the street.  Here in the city, people remodeling their pisos (apartments) often haul the remnants of their old life out to the street for others to claim.  An unusual practice, but one that resulted in a major find for Miss Lavender, who had been wanting for ages to create a design/idea board out of an old something-or-other.  When the Eleven O’Clock Dad found a tall, narrow, old door standing up against a tree a few blocks away, he brought it home, where it immediately acquired a new life as a Grand DIY Idea.

Fast forward a couple of months.  After undergoing a strenuous facelift, including two thorough sandings and wipe downs, the door was ready for chalkboard paint.  Two back-to-back coats, and hey!

Sanding 1_1360

Ready to paint_1392




Who knew that someone else’s throw-away could become a legit bit of happy? Total cost: about 30 euros. Nicely done, Miss Lavender. (How’s that Spanish coming?)

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