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How many of you have hedges or a garden space that is in need of a gate – how about using an old door?
How many of you have hedges or a garden space that is in need of a gate – how about using an old door?
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Garden Door

 

 

The Garden Door

How many of you have hedges or a garden space that is in need of a gate – how about using an old door?

Several years ago when we were remodeling our old home we removed all the old that wasn’t salvageable. Our goal was to keep as much of the old as possible to maintain the look and feel of an older homeplace. There was one particular door we didn’t need so we put it in our shed for safe keeping. Until now! After growing a hedge along the front of the property with an opening in the center, we decided to pull out the old door to see if it would work as a garden door. As you can see, the old door has a great deal of character. We actually thought about keeping the look in its original state but once we positioned it in the opening the door became too much of a focal point and we lost the look we were after. Our goal was to weatherize the door and make it a door that blended into the hedges. A (simple) solution providing appeal and function!

Watch our short video to enjoy the transformation!

 

The old door had character but didn’t fit into our hedge well, with proper weather treatment and earthy paint color it blends in nicely!

PAINTBRUSH GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away a Zibra Paintbrush Kit shown below. Kit contains a Zibra Triangle, Square, Round, 2″ Palm Pro Cut In, 2″ Chiseled Wedge and comes in a hand painted and stained wooden box – a little like the work we all do on our refinishing projects! COMMENT AND SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA TO BE ENTERED. Leave a comment and tell us where you shared the blog post and be entered in the paintbrush kit GIVEAWAY. All those that comment and share will be entered into the random drawing. You must have a US mailing address. Contest closes Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Noon EST. The winner will be announced below the kit photo Wednesday, May 17!

Congratulations to Cindy D for winning the GIVEAWAY!

 

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A (simple) materials list to help you in creating your garden door!

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Six (simple) steps to help you create your garden door!

55 Comments
  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 15:10h, 16 May

    You are entered in the giveaway!

  • LAKuhn
    Posted at 11:05h, 16 May

    I am sharing on my pinterest

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 10:46h, 16 May

    Thanks for commenting Karen, make sure you let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 10:46h, 16 May

    Thanks for your testimony with the Triangle brush Kari! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 10:39h, 16 May

    We hope you can try them soon, you will love them! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 10:38h, 16 May

    Wow, thanks so much Michael! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Karen coyrsey
    Posted at 20:16h, 15 May

    I would love to win this give away!! I could use the brushes every day !

  • Kari Todd
    Posted at 17:24h, 15 May

    shared on fb.. DandelionWishesArt

    I have used the triangle brush and just love it!

  • Val @ Love My DIY Home
    Posted at 16:27h, 15 May

    Shared in my FB group Furniture Flipping Forum. I have never tried Zibra brushes!

  • Michael Schuld
    Posted at 15:45h, 15 May

    Posted on Facebook and like I said on there I will never use any other brushes ever again!!!! Love them

  • Michael Schuld
    Posted at 15:45h, 15 May

    Posted on Facebook and like I said on there I will never use any brushes ever again!!!!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:25h, 15 May

    Great to hear Harriet! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:24h, 15 May

    You are entered in the giveaway Julie!

  • HARRIET MUZLJAKOVICH
    Posted at 19:47h, 13 May

    Love my zibra brushes! Nothing else like them!
    Shared on facebook

  • Julie Briones
    Posted at 16:57h, 13 May

    Shared it on Facebook! Thanks for the entry!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:01h, 13 May

    Yes it is, shoot us a photo when you complete it! Let us know you shared on social media so you can be entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:00h, 13 May

    Thanks Kelly, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:00h, 13 May

    Thanks Lynde for your testimony! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 12:59h, 13 May

    Thanks Sandi, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 12:59h, 13 May

    Thanks Ashley, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Anna Violette
    Posted at 09:20h, 13 May

    I have always wanted to create a victorian garden full of romance. I think this idea is perfect for this project!!

  • kelly jelly
    Posted at 07:17h, 13 May

    Shared on my FB page. Love you!

  • Lynde Thames
    Posted at 21:21h, 12 May

    Shared on my Facebook page!!!
    I’m a professional painter…I absolutely count on my Zibra brushes!!!

  • Sandi Toler
    Posted at 20:38h, 12 May

    I shared on Facebook!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 16:49h, 12 May

    Thanks Heather! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Heather mclinden
    Posted at 15:57h, 12 May

    Shared on instagram Sullivans Vintage
    Shares on facebook on group : furniture flipping forum

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:50h, 12 May

    Thanks Nicole! We are planning to open up the next giveaway to Canadian residents as well!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:40h, 12 May

    Thanks Renae! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:40h, 12 May

    Thanks Kaycee! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:39h, 12 May

    Thanks Linda!Check out antique stores and salvage yards! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:37h, 12 May

    So much you can do with old doors! You are entered in the giveaway Dixie!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 14:36h, 12 May

    Thanks Judy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Dixie Wiley
    Posted at 14:08h, 12 May

    Love decorating with old doors! Shared to Facebook.

  • Judy Bass
    Posted at 13:51h, 12 May

    Awesome garden project! Shared on my personal Facebook page, my blog Facbook page JourneysWithJuju, my business Facebook page Brushed Up Furniture, My blog Instagram page, and my business Instagram page.
    I’ve seen Larissa @ Prodigal Pieces brag about your brushes, and I’d love to win this set so I can try them for myself!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:23h, 12 May

    Thanks Meghan! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:23h, 12 May

    Thanks Davonne, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Meghan Seyller
    Posted at 12:49h, 12 May

    Great project! Shared to my facebook.

  • Davonne davis
    Posted at 11:55h, 12 May

    Shared on Facebook.

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 10:19h, 12 May

    Great Paula! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Paula Garakani
    Posted at 10:10h, 12 May

    Sharing on Facebook for the great giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:50h, 12 May

    Thank you Mechele! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Linda Clement
    Posted at 09:38h, 12 May

    Love this idea. Plan to look for a door soon! Shared on Facebook.

  • Kaycee Fodor
    Posted at 09:36h, 12 May

    What a great idea and the door results are beautiful! The Zibra paint brushes are on my tool wish list!

    I am sharing on instagram and my personal Facebook page! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  • Renae Huffaker
    Posted at 09:35h, 12 May

    Shared on my Facebook!

  • Nicole stec
    Posted at 09:22h, 12 May

    Love! Wish Canadian residents were included!

  • Mechele McDaniel Rose
    Posted at 09:16h, 12 May

    Shared to my personal facebook page. Love Zibra paint brushes!!!!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:05h, 12 May

    Wow, I bet that turned out great! Thanks Michelle, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:03h, 12 May

    Great Cindy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Michelle Krutz
    Posted at 21:21h, 11 May

    LOVE garden doors! Variation – I repurposed a headboard into a gate. But that’s another post yes? ?
    I’m sharing this to my timeline in the hopes others are inspired to do garden doors.
    ??❤️?

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 19:54h, 11 May


    Shared on my personal Facebook

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 15:07h, 11 May

    It’s great fun to do that and extremely rewarding! Thanks Margaret, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Margaret E Waters​​
    Posted at 14:33h, 11 May

    I love old things that can continue to have a life through repurposing. Sharing on Facebook timeline.

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 13:44h, 31 January

    Thanks Peggy! More to come!

  • Peggy Occhiuzzo
    Posted at 08:22h, 31 January

    Love these ideas. Do more please!

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