Door in the Corner

The Inspiration

My daily life is going to be tinged with flood sadness for weeks and months to come. Home on the hill is a place where I feel gratitude every minute.

Last week (before the hurricane) I started to alter a corner in my living room that is a little dark and rather blasé.

I’ve been biding my time for what to do and then came upon this beautiful corner with an old door on Pinterest. I tried to seek out the original source. This can be hard to do, and I sourced it from Poppytalk‘s Pinterest board who found it at Confetti Garden (where I officially got lost and couldn’t get to the bottom of where she found it—though this is a wonderful Tumblr page to get lost in). So apologies for the genius behind this beautiful simple corner. If you know where it came from let me know and I’ll give credit. It looks English to me, so possibly from Homes and Gardens of Country Living UK?

So here is the corner (before):

Enter an old door that my brother gave me. It has a gorgeous patina of layered paint and age. The door knob is cracked and gorgeous. It has an Old School metal hook. I may eventually add some wallpaper fragments, but for now it feels like art all by itself.

With hammer in hand I moved around the paintings and other art in the house. And, ta da! I am—for the time being—satisfied. Though I still consider this space a work in progress.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emily-Jane
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:28:54

    I like this! What a neat decorating element…you can almost say your dreams lie just beyond that door. Thanks for sharing…I’m going to start looking for an old door now!

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    • 129twigandvine
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:57:00

      Oh Emily, I wish I could send you a door. I seem to be collecting them. My brother finds them for me. Such a good guy! I also have a great magazine clip with a single panel door with the panel replaced by a mirror. All of mine have several panels, but when I find one with a single panel I’m going to try that. Have fun on the door quest.

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  2. Britta
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 14:23:30

    So beautiful, I am already excited to see it in real ;o)))

    Reply

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