Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Dooring This Hall Tree

I have made many a hall trees in the past from old doors, but I think this one is my favorite.  It started out much different in the planning process and evolved into this.
It was going to have a table/shelf thing, but I wanted it inside the door so I didn't cover up the very cool door plate (which my hubby pointed out I covered up with this scarf for these pictures).  But then it looked off so then I decided to add a box to the bottom for stability--it was going to be an open box, no lid.  But then I built the box and I really liked how it turned out.  The front was a door panel piece with a big hole in it.  I added  the vertical boards to cover the hole.
I then decide the box needed to be a hinged storage seat so I added a 2x6 to the bottom of the door and cut legs for the front from a piece of a bunk bed found in an alley.  
 The glass was in the door, but had a small crack so I decided to take it out and added a mirror I had.  This mirror was part of a dresser for my son, he didn't want the mirror.  I had painted it and then while sanding it, had unfortunately roughed up the mirror. But, that part didn't show for this:).  Some hooks finished the piece.
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Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. I love my door tree too - of course, I love ALL old doors with chippy paint & great hardware!

    Yours turned out wonderful!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  2. What a great piece! LOVE it.

  3. great job becky! Loving the chippiness of it and the storage!

  4. Awesome project, loving the storage box too!
    Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

  5. WOW! This is the TOPS! One of your best eva! love it.:)

  6. I love how it came together over time! Turned out beautifully!

  7. SO awesome! I really love it becky, Come link up at my party-open till Monday night!


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