Over a year ago, I saw a picture of a beverage station made from an old door. I knew this would be perfect in our back patio, a nice place to keep the wine, glasses, and other beverage paraphernalia when we entertain. I set out looking for an old door. One would think they would be easy to find, not so! My cousin (thanks, Robin!) came through for me with a door that was in her in-law's barn. It sat in our garage for almost a year before I started tackling the project over Memorial Day weekend.
My Hubby set the door up on sawhorses and I got busy with the task of stripping the old paint off of it. I didn't want a pristine-painted piece but this door had so many coats of paint on it, the old paint had to come off. My goodness, what a job that was! The first stripper I bought barely made a dent so I had to buy some stronger stuff (I'm sure it was hazardous stuff, too!) The weekend was quite warm so I got up each morning at 5 and worked on it some more. My Hubby was on a bike trip that weekend and when he returned I had it almost ready to go. He used some of his muscle to get the really stubborn spots.
|At this point, I really didn't realize how many coats of old paint I was dealing with!|
|I'm not so sure I'm gung-ho about stripping furniture again!|
|Of course, I had to add a hummingbird element!|
|Reproduction bottle opener.|
|Original, and unfinished, door knob!|
I love it! It turned out just the way I dreamed it would! I know it will be a very functional piece for us. He's quite happy with it, too. Good thing, as I have other Pinterest-inspired projects in the works for him to help me with!