Thursday, June 24, 2010

An Old Door and a New Toy

I mean a new tool.

I had this old door hanging on my wall.  I decided to move it, but it was just a little too tall for the new space.  I needed to cut a little off the bottom. So what to do?  Forget about it?  Not me. I can't forget about any idea.

Wait until I see my Father-in-law so he can cut it for me?  No.  I have no patience when it comes to projects.

So I did what any impulsive, impatient DIY-er would do. I bought a circular saw. There have been many projects I didn't do because I didn't have a circular saw, so it was a good excuse.

I have to tell you.  After reading all the warnings, I was a little scared to use it.  I must have stood there for at least five minutes trying to work up the nerve to squeeze the starter.  I was sweating like crazy (or maybe that was because I was in the garage and it was 95 degrees outside).  Well, I finally squeezed and successfully cut the door down to size. 

Now on to the painting. It's going white of course.

Thanks to everyone for the comments on my broken chair.  I did not put it in the trash.  I'm loving the idea of making it a garden/ planter chair, I got an email with a great repair tip, or I could replace the front legs and make a floor length skirt. We'll see.



  1. Hi Janet,
    I like the idea replacing the legs & using a chair skirt (on your last post). Love that old door & of course you can handle that saw!! ;)


  2. That's a gorgeous old door. It looks great hanging on the wall. Way to go working the circular saw too!

  3. love, love, love the door. cannot wait to see it done in white...oh be still my heart!

  4. Can't wait to see it white!! Go girl

  5. I am so glad to see I am not the only girl with her own power tools!!! My garage is full of toys-I mean tools that are scary at first-but end up being so fun in the end!

  6. Can't wait to see the finished look! I lost my screen doors in a hurricane...darn it. Congrats on your new Toy! :)


  7. Good for you that you got your own saw! I admit that I would be scared to use one too so I depend on my hubby a lot to help me with projects. Love the door and can't wait to see it in white!

  8. yikes, you're a braver woman than i! good for you.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your comment on my cloche. the right candlestick is out there for yours, for sure!