Sunday, September 19, 2010



One definition of Metamorphosis is any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances; a form resulting from any such change.

I REALLY wanted to make an altered art book for this week's challenge but for some reason this week I just couldn't manage my time and get everything done. This door is a previous project but I love it and I think it fits the bill for this challenge.

This was an old door that I brought home from a day of yard selling. This particular couple purchased an older home and had taken down all the old doors and replaced them with new ones.
She had just sold all the doors before I arrived. In the corner of her garage I noticed a door that looked like it had been there for some time, dusty, dirty, cob get the picture. I asked about that door and she said, "oh, you don't want that door, it was an old closet door and it won't fit anywhere unless you have a really old home and it needs lots of work". The lots of work I could handle and it was just screaming "Metamorphosis". Upon closer look at the door, one of the sides had a mirror. I knew right away inspite of the peeling paint, dirt and cobwebs, I had to have that door.

That was a good day, for $2.00 she insisted I was doing her a favor by hauling it off and out of her garage. With a little clean up, sanding, rust removing, and elbow grease, I added hooks, paint, built a stand for the bottom. I don't have before and after pics, but I remember what door looked like when I purchased it and what it looks like now. In all it's glory still, it stands by my front door to hang guest hats and coats on.

The back side of the door is solid , it also has hooks. I have recently decided to paint the back solid insert with chalk board paint. The door can be used from either side and I think it would be great fun to use the other side for announcements & messages on birthdays and special times with family and friends. Thank you for viewing my submission and step over to Inspiration Avenue and see what changes have taken place with this week's theme! Just roll over the title of this post and you are there!

P.S. I just heard from my friend over at Buttonalia on Etsy. She makes fabulous buttons and she compiled a great treasury with the new life of all her buttons! I told her I was going to add her treasury to my blog...a perfect fit for this theme.
Go take a look at her treasury and see the METAMORPHOSIS of her handmade buttons!


  1. I love how you are able to use both sides for two different functions. Clever!


  2. Great use of a great find! doors fascinate me as well as windows. They represent stepping into a new life or glimpsing a change. Which is perfect for this challenge.

  3. Hey there Chikka wow love the door OMG what a fun find!! I LOVE days like that.


  4. Fabulous...and super creative! Fantastic!

  5. Two sides for the price of one and two links for the price of one. I love the idea of a chalkboard on the back. I immediately thought of Halloween.

    Those buttons are wonderful. Your picture holder is perfect, too. She really does do great work and so do YOU.

  6. This door idea is the flippin BOMB!!!
    But first I have to say...the couple that took all of the old doors out of their old house????
    THAT I just won't ever understand. But, lucky you! My old house has the original doors inside.
    I just don't have the skelaton keys for them.
    Anyway, building a base was genious! I have a mirrored door just propped on the wall. I will steal this idea....someday ;)

  7. This old door has a wonderful new life! Love it, it's gorgeous! A great idea!

  8. what an excellent piece and with such a rich tale behind it.EE


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