The surviving doors were sent to the basement awaiting their new life because I had an idea. Of course it took me two years to get to it, but that's the story of my life. Two years ago, I thought my idea was so original and clever, then I came to discover a million other people in blogland are just as clever as I am. Maybe it was original two years ago. So the idea was to make the doors into display boards, a revolving clipboard to showcase my kids' special achievements.
The refrigerator was the home for this until we got our stainless steel fridge - not magnetic. Part of me was glad because it became a clutter collector as every surface in my house does. So I moved it all to my garage entry door which turned into the new clutter collector.
Since I'm on the quest to cut the clutter, it was time to bring the doors up from the basement and tackle this project. Besides time and laziness, it takes me a while to do the projects I dream up because of my inability to decide among the endless ideas flying around in my head. Here are some of the ideas that were monopolizing my brain:
- Do I make it a chalkboard, cork board or magnetic board?
- Do I paint the frame a color or leave it white?
- Do I put them on the playroom wall, the garage entry wall or the laundry room wall?
- Do I put permanent artwork in it?
- Or do I go a completely different route and use the doors as molding on my flat front island instead?
Use metal flashing from the hardware store for the inset part of the door, paint it with a pop of color and hang it by the garage entry. Then I went to the hardware store only to find out that the metal flashing was $20-$24 per sheet... and I needed three! I was looking to make this a very low cost trash to treasure project, so I changed my plan.
- Feed my obsession for all things chevron and zigzag by painting the boards a zigzag pattern.
- Glue clip on board.
- Hang boards on the wall by the hinges already on the doors.