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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Finished Door


Here is the front door after aging.  The sealer is still drying so it won't be as shiny as in the pictures.  I painted it a base coat of Cardinal Red (Americana brand acrylic paint), then sanded it and highlighted some of the age marks with watered-down white stain.  The handle is made out of 20-gauge jewelry wire that I hammered flat, bent to form a handle, and hammered the two ends to make them wider and rounder.  I'll try to get a close-up.  The "lock" is just a crimp bead that I hammered flat.  The back of the door looks the same only without the hinges.  Don't mind the gap around the door; I'm going to frame it around the brick so you don't see the ugly parts.

6 comments:

  1. Love the door, so simple and effective! Found your blog via Fabulously Small and I've read through all of your posts and look forward to seeing much more! :))

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  2. Your door is wonderful great work.
    Hugs Maria

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  3. Fantastic door.
    Your blog is wonderful!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  4. You 'nailed' it. I see every detail included here that was in the inspiration photo. Excellent work!

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