Tuesday, December 16, 2008

a door and a platter

I was so inspired by The Nester's latest project of putting a door on her wall that I started racking my brain about what I had lurking in dark corners of the garage. Unfortunately, no bifold doors. I have a few shutters but that seemed too complicated to paint with all the louvres and whatnot.

But I did have a {insert my Dad speaking in an authoritative tone here} "150 year old pine door from a cabinet that i will kill you if you paint!"

OK, so no robin's egg blue door for moi. But, I decided it is really cool and have been meaning to hang it in the house anyways. But, it needed a little something. This "needing a little something" seems to be a pattern. Anyways, I decided to hang an old ironstone platter from the door, using none other than upholstery webbing {halved}.



Cute, right? But not the pop of color I was wishing for after seeing Nester's blue door. So I *happened* to be in TJ's {that's Maxx} tonight and stumbled upon a robins egg blue platter for none other than $2.99. Score. I have been incorporating this color little by little in with my rust, green, cream, wheat, and black color scheme. It appears in my draperies, which I will show you later.

By the way, I just staple-gunned {that is so not a word} the upholstery webbing to the back of 150-year-old-pine-door that I so badly wanted to paint after stringing it through a plate holder. Now I can change out the platter on a whim without undoing the whole shebang.

And here it is. It is more vibrant in person.

And with the chair I recently recovered with a remnant of Waverly fabric on triple clearance that I tea-stained.

It's the same robin's egg blue so it looks cute with the door/platter thing above it. And it really looks so pretty against my rusty red {Spicy Cayenne by Behr} accent wall behind it. One of these days I'll actually show you the whole room. Imagine that.





13 comments:

The Nester said...

staple-gunned is so a word.

I LOVE your 150 year old pine door and it doen't need paint at all!

You did great!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, now that IS VERY lovely! I love it! Yes, dear, please do show us the whole room!!

Suzanne

coco said...

The whole thing looks fabulous...I have a few of those same platters, gotta love the Maxx! Looking forward to seeing the whole room!

Kasey said...

looks wonderful!

Jeanneoli said...

Wonderful! Love the platter and the fabric on the chair.

Wendy said...

I'm so loving it! I especially love the fact that you used upholstery webbing to hang it! (I'm all about upholstery webbing...and robin's egg blue!) Well done.

Brenda said...

Just found your blog and I love your style! I am looking forward to seeing more great ideas.

Shabby Mama said...

i love it...dont you just adore upholstery webbing?!

i think it is okay to do a duogram any way you want BUT technically i think you are not supposed to ever seperate a mans's first name from his last..so today you see Bob and Jane Doe alot but really it should be Jane and Bob Doe...so i always put my initial first in a duogram for that reason..hope that makes sense! you are so freaking talented...love it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous! cherry

Angie said...

Such a great idea! Love that blue plate against the wood!

Kari said...

Thank you all so much for the encouragement to keep trying new things! Shabby Mama - that is the best compliment I've gotten in a long time. Totally undeserved, but much appreciated!

Kari said...

Oh, Shabby Mama, by the way I had never heard the term "duogram". Duh me. That makes so much sense. *Blushing*

chad said...

a door on the wall is such an abstract concept, yet full of possible meanings. i guess it depends which room its in?