When working on large projects, I usually have to add a small project or two in the mix. Today I painted this small wooden stool I've had in my pile of goodies. I mixed together leftover chalk paint to create this color.
I saved this sweet little gem before it went to the landfill! This vintage telephone chair has had a lot of use, but I am here to bring back its charm. I removed the seat & sanded the chair really well before painting it. I just love the material I used for the seat! This functional chair is perfect for writing a letter or working on your laptop. Thank you for stopping by the Blue Barn Door!
July 1, 2018
Master Bedroom Night Stands 3/2016
Vintage Telephone Chair 5/20165
This cute little wall table was a fun weekend project! The top had water damage, so it required a little more sanding. I painted the entire table in an antique white chalk paint. I thought the table needed a little more pop, since it has such beautiful curves, so I went with Annie Sloan's Duck Egg chalk paint. This table is perfect for any size home. Thank you for visiting my little website & happy DIY'ing!
This vintage sideboard/buffet table was a fun project. I created a custom color by mixing grey & blue/green chalk paint together to achieve this color.
Repurposed Door into a Hall Tree 8/2016
I rescued three goats last year that love to nibble leaves & bark off the tree limbs. Once the bark is off, it shows the natural beauty of the wood. What a great way to re-purpose tree limbs into handles for our boxes.
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The night stands are complete! I used CeCe Caldwell's Vintage White paint & lightly distressed the tables. I used a bronze RUST-OLEUM paint on the hardware, giving it a beautiful antique bronze look. Once I finish all the furniture, I will post pictures of the entire bedroom!
To give a fresh new look to a room in your home, paint a piece of furniture a fresh new color, with chalk paint!
Master Bedroom Headboard4/2016
I wanted to share this big project we have been working on the past 10 days! I am so excited how this project is turning out. This vintage kitchen set was made in 1951 from Wisconsin. A LOT of work/love has gone into this set to give it that Blue Barn Door look. Happy Monday everyone!
Vintage Kitchen Set 9/2016
This week I worked on some really cool cedar barn wood I acquired. I am really happy how these first three turned out! I had fun with distressing the wood with the different paint. I will be sure to have a big selection for the Baysox Holiday vendor show in December.
Vintage Buffet Table 12/2015
Wood Foot Stool 11/2015
I've been wanting to create something with this beautiful door, so a storage bench it is! This will make a beautiful statement piece in your entryway, mudroom or even on your front porch. It is well built & will last for many years to come! It has three storage cubbies underneath the bench & lots of hooks to hang your coats, backpacks, bathing suits or whatever it is you choose to hang there. The measurements with the back: 56 1/4" tall x 80" long x 27 1/2" wide. The bench: 80" long x 25 1/2" deep x 21" tall. Three cubbies: 23" wide x 25" deep x 12 3/4" tall. The back of the bench is a vintage door with six hooks & a door knob. The back is removable for a easier move & set up. Thank you for stopping by Blue Barn Door & have a blessed day!
Today we had snow, rain, sleet & thunder! I decided to paint my vintage makeup vanity. I am going to put this cute little vanity in my master bedroom, so I chose to use Annie Sloan's Duck Egg. This will give the room a hint of color, since I have been using mostly vintage white. I am really happy how this turned out! Happy spring everyone!
Check out this beautiful vintage bedroom set I salvaged. I am so excited to share this transformation with you! After I prepped the pieces, I decided to stain the tops & drawers of the furniture to show off the beautiful grain in the wood. I chose dark walnut Minwax stain. I made my own antique white chalk paint for this project, using echo friendly products in the paint. The hardware I lightly sprayed with RUST-OLEUM oil rubbed metallic bronze.
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I used Annie Sloan's Okra Chalk Paint on the dresser & RUST-OLEUM Hammered Bronze spray paint on the wood knobs.
Scalloped Wall Table 11/2015
Reclaimed Door Bench 2/2016
Master Bedroom Bureau 3/2016
I've been working on this special project that contains a door from a very old automotive shop, that is no longer in business. The door will now be a conversation piece! A custom made bench from reclaimed wood & a shelf will be added. After cleaning the door & lightly sanding the pieces, I used KILZ to seal the wood. I painted the entire door Simply White from the CeCe Caldewells collection. Sorry about the quality of the last two pictures, I took them with my phone! I hope everyone is have a wonderful summer so far & happy DIY'ing!
I will be repurposing hand carved table legs from the 1870's for my headboard. We detached the legs from the table & secured them to a plank of reclaimed Douglas Fir. I will be using CeCe Caldwell Vintage White. I hope this will inspire you to recycle & repurpose. Let's not throw away good furniture from the past, instead find a way to keep it functional, beautiful & out of the landfills!
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Grandma's Table 10/2015
I first prepped this large bureau by taking off all the hardware & lightly sanding it. I used CeCe Caldwell's Vintage White & bronze RUST-OLEUM paint for the hardware. I want most of the furniture in the master bedroom to match. I can't wait to show you the finished bedroom!
Old Cedar Barn Wood Racks 10/2015
This weekend I chose to work on my grandma's kitchen table. For a long time I've been wanting to refinish this table so I can use it in my kitchen, this weekend I will begin! The table is over 60 years young & has been through a lot of meals, canning, cutting & everything else a kitchen table goes through. I have a ton of other projects that I should be starting, but I am convinced to conquer the table this weekend. I sanded the table top with 60 & 120 grit sandpaper to remove most of the scars. I then used 220 grit to give it that smooth finish. I used CeCe Caldwell's Simply White chalk paint on the table base & legs. To finish the top of the table, I applied three coats of polyurethane. I am very happy how this table turned out! Now I can start on all my other projects I want to complete for the December vendor show. Thank you for visiting the Blue Barn Door & have a wonderful day!
Vintage Hutch 9/2017
Makeup Vanity 4/2016
This awesome hutch just needed a makeover. I took out the two center doors, and turned the two glass panels into chalkboards. To achieve this color, I mixed together four different paint colors, to create "gray goose". This wonderful color is great for a large statement piece, like this hutch!
Handle Making Process 2016