Illuminated Photo Door
I was inspired by one of my favorite stores,
Pottery Barn.Here’s the photo of inspiration from my catalog…
I love mirrors and doors for decor so this instantly attracted me.
The price, not so much!
So…how can I make this, or something similar???My mind quickly went down into my basement!
I thought of a french door that is located in a room that my husband uses as his “man cave”.
He is a bow hunter, and stores all of his “stuff” down in this room.So…
I decided to…
I asked Pop if he minded and of course he didn’t.
He never closes it,
and it’s a gorgeous door that’s never seen!
This room was not finished when we bought the house
and still isn’t.
I think the previous owner must have found the door at a garage sale or something because it doesn’t match the other doors in the house.
It really is such a pretty door!Ok…
so now what???Where can I put this gorgeous door?
I actually had a chalk board here that I moved so this was a perfect spot!So now comes the next inspiration…
I absolutely loved what Ashley from Attempts At Domestication did to this window!
Great job Ashley!I decided to take this a bit further after an idea popped in my head while sleeping!I come up with (sometimes) cool ideas when I sleep…
After applying a bunch of black & white photos that I hold very dear to my heart…
I decided to screw on some rope lights ($9.99 at Target) on the back to help illuminate the door.
I found these cool, inexpensive adhesive “Zots” at Michael’s. These were great for applying the pictures to the window.
I also purchased a glass door knob at Home Depot and spray painted the hardware that came with it, and the back of the handle to give it that distressed look.It even came with keys…
Are you ready to see some of my favorite memoriesilluminated?
Time goes by fast guys…capture it/display it anyway you can!I’m only 43, but every time I look at the photos of when our girls were infants, I just ball!Daphne & Val are still pretty young, but my goodness I miss the baby days and I cherish those memories
with all of my heart and soul.
If you look closely I added some little crystals here and there…because that’s what I do…hello????
Below you will see it with out having the lights on.I will probably only light it up on special occasions. I could always move it too!