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Introductions and crackling doors

By February 15, 201033 Comments

Meet my good friend Becky (and ignore my studio!!!!!!!!).

Meet Becky’s white door that she that had stored away in her basement.

Meet Becky’s daughter who may be an artist in the making and helped us with free labor (and totally added to the “cuteness factor of the night” with her pigtails).

Meet my dear friend “crackle”.

And you’ve already met Stain and Seal here and here.

Meet Becky’s new door. She’s planning on filling it with black and white family photos.

Isn’t it A-DOOR-able???

Are you hiding something pretty in your storage area???

I am linking up to DIY Day , Furniture Feature Friday, and Funky Junk Interior’s party. Check it out for more fun projects!


  • Brooke & Kallie@ says:

    Hi! You left me a comment asking how much I sold my hutch for on I just wanted to let you know that I sold it for $100.00.

    Thanks for visiting the site! 🙂

  • L says:

    Love it!!!! It’s totally pretty and I need an old door so I can make a headboard with it…oh and one to put above my living room sofa!

    and I love Becky and her girls too! 🙂

  • Angie says:

    I have a big hundred year old door that I’ve been wanting to paint…it only has one big pane of glass, but I think it would look awesome with a crackle finish. I love the look of your friend’s door. too cool

  • Christie says:

    Gosh dang! Becky did amazing! I’m going to come up to your paint room to do my first project. I was going to paint an end table on Sunday but then it started snowing. Since I have to do any painting in the ally, and hope to not get caught by the police, I have many factors to work around 🙂

  • It is adorable! And yes, I have two 1900 french doors in my basement that need some TLC. I think I have to strip them and then make them look old again :).

  • Its So Very Cheri says:

    You need to add this to my party ITS SO VERY RENOVATED (Tuesday party).

    My blog moved this weekend to my own site itssoverycheri (dot) c o m Be sure to RE-sign up to follow me-you won’t get my updates.

    ALSO you are one of the winners from last week and you are going to like your gift. Go Over and sign up for next week-don’t forget to follow, send me an e-mail with your address –for your gift. I will give it to the vendor.


  • Katherine @ Grass Stains says:

    I WISH I had a door like that so I could crackle it! Great job. It looks amazing and will look even better with pictures, etc., stored on it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Rather nice site you’ve got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

    Best wishes

  • Pamela says:

    Loving the door. That would be cool to do to our study french doors. Hmmmm……another idea.Oh and I finally took the jump and did the fireplace!:)

  • Pamela says:

    Loving the door. That would be cool to do to our study french doors. Hmmmm……another idea.Oh and I finally took the jump and did the fireplace!:)

  • Fauxology says:

    A-door-able, yes! Looks so great Jennifer! Becky’s daughter is a cutie…hope we have another artisan in our midst… 🙂

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Oh so very a-door-able!! 🙂 Nice job!

  • Kirsty says:

    It’s so great! I absolutely cannot live without an old door any longer…. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Lovin’ that crackle!! 🙂

  • Megan @ Megity's Handmade says:

    I can never get “crackle” to work for me. It’s more of, maybe I’ll crackle a little her and goober up a little there.
    Great job!

  • Christine says:

    I love it! I wish I had something cool like that stored away!

  • Shannon says:

    I love the crackle! So pretty!

  • Becolorful says:

    Love the door and your studio color. Mine looks just like this most days. I think I did a post about a creative mind is seldom tidy. 🙂 or at least I keep telling myself that.

  • Ginger@cottageonrosewood says:

    The door rocks…looks old and weathered. Pefect. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I agree, I wish I could figure out how to replicate that kind of patina with paint. If you do, let me know.

  • Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs says:

    Love it! It looks identical to the french doors I have in my living room leading out to our sunroom…minus the awesome crackling paint! I bet it’ll look great with those pictures in it!

    Blessings, Grace

  • Shauna says:

    Wow…that turned out awesome!

  • Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk says:

    I am SO going to LOVE it here!!! How have I missed you? Thank you so much for stopping by my place and signing up to follow!!! It has allowed me to find your amazing blog and to see everything you have going on over here! This is very exciting! I’m having fun now!

  • Girly Stuff says:

    It looks great! And I love the pops of blue in the room.

    I wish I could play in your studio!

  • Danielle and Clint says:

    O wow!! What a cute idea filling in with photographs!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your blog! You are so creative and talented. I was wondering if you’ve ever faux painted a granite look on laminate countertops. If you have, do you have any tips?
    Emily – [email protected]

  • aaaarrggh! I so admire you for being prepared for the linky party days! Very cool door project – I love seeing doors used in other ways…

  • sanjeet says:

    It’s totally pretty and I need an old door so I can make a headboard with it…oh and one to put above my living room sofa!

    Work From Home

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  • Now, THAT is the right way to do crackle. I love the texture it added. The colors and finish were perfect to makes it look authentic.

  • Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic says:

    Nice job on that crackle finish!
    That door looks amazing like that.
    And you’re right, the pigtails totally add to the cute factor….:)

  • Barbara Jean says:

    Greatest crackle job i have seen.
    That door really really looks old!



    barbara jean

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