We made it to Ft. Jackson S.C. about midnight last night. and the internet has been “shaky” at best, so I’m finally getting on the net to to show you a tutorial on how I turned my old pantry door into a long hallway picture frame.
I love this HUGE frame in my downstairs hallway. It’s just one reason why you should never throw away an old door!
The picture below shows where it was when we bought the house. We took the pantry and the stair rails out and put in a breakfast nook, which you can see here.
The supplies I used to make the door a frame:
Some semi-gloss Rust-oleum paint.
Some painter’s tape
I didn’t blog when I did this project, so I’ll try to guide you through the steps using recent pictures.
Arrow #1.) Use your painter’s tape, pencil, ruler and tape off equal areas to make a “frame” around the outside of the door. Then paint it.
Arrow #2.) Paint your thin trim and then glue it on the inside of your painted frame. Make sure you cut your corner’s at 90 degree angels. Putty the corners if needed, and then give the putty some paint when it dries. I would use Liquid Nails or Gorilla Glue to attach it the trim.
I filled it with Walmart frames. I used a frame for each kid and one for my husband and I. I also made sure to attach the door to studs in my wall, since it was HEAVY!
Now I have the perfect frame for my long basement hallway!
We have a full house, don’t we?!
Hope you’re all having a wonderful week! I’m excited that the weekend is here!