Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weird recycling

So, in the summer of 2000, I called home to chat with my parents and they told me that they were tearing down my childhood home to build a new house.  They recycled a bunch of the brick from the 100 year old house, which was used on their basement/garage, reused some ledges from the windows as thresholds for doors and kept the stained glass. Additionally, they kept three inside doors. One for them, and one for my sister and me. I don't currently have my door in my possession and I've been trying to figure out what on earth I'm going to do with it. For the longest time, I was thinking coffee table. But it would be the longest coffee table ever.
But here's the thing. The dining table I have now I'm not really a fan of, it was passed down from my sister's friend (well, mine too), Kristin. I appreciated it at the time and I love free stuff, but not really me. So I was surfing the internet and thinking. These are around 7 foot doors. And then I found this link: http://designspongeshop.com/tablediy.pdf. That doesn't look to difficult. The door shouldn't need a ton of rehab work. The hardest part is going to be getting the hundred year plus old handle off. OH and attaching the legs. Minor detail, right. But should be a fun project in the future. And then I can get some fun chairs to go with it. Woot!

4 comments:

April said...

I think the distressed, the better for the door itself. Plus, you can find some awesome paper at one of those specialty shops. I think you'll tackle the handle and legs fine! I'd be worried about finding a piece of glass! I like it!

Sarah said...

I love it. Often times you can find that kind of glass at at window/glass cutting business or at antique shops that specialize in cutting glass a variety of sizes.

Tyler's Mommy said...

I think this sounds great. Very HGTV

Bekah said...

I quoted a glass place (car and home installation) a few months back, and I remember where they're located - one advantage of my job - I run across all kinds of businesses. Hopefully they'll deliver because I have no idea how I'd get that home.