I had these two wooden doors in my basement.
I painted and distressed the outer frame.
And then I applied book pages to the center with a starch method that I saw at Notes From A Cottage Industry. Tracey has a video tutorial on the process here. Thanks Tracey, it worked great.
I chose some really yellowed pages. I love the aged look. As I applied the starch some of the stained color came off the pages and spread on top of the lighter pages causing more of a aged, glazed effect. Perfect! You just never know what's going to happen when you start a project.
I added knobs from Hobby Lobby.
I built this "sill" from a 1x2 with molding around the edges...
Painted and stained it to match...
And attached it to the bottom, so it would feel more like one piece and not just two doors.
I hung the finished piece in the hallway off the foyer. It is quite a narrow space, so a full picture was impossible. I hope you can get the idea. I had some old family photos that I put in the center.
My grandmother is the little girl in this one.
My Grandfather. Did you notice the chapter title on the page on the right? Just a coincidence.
I have to say this project was a lot of fun and I love the finished product.
Lots of parties to join: